Stepping up for Seb
Staff at Mobile Mini’s Manningtree depot, recently volunteered to renovate and customise a unit to provide a unique physiotherapy room to help local toddler Sebastian Brokenshire-Dyke, aged 2 from Newmarket, who has Cerebral Palsy.
Seb’s family set up charity “Seb’s Legs” last year to help raise £100,000 to afford to give him life-changing Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery in the USA.
After recently attending a charity ball Kevin Welton, Manager at our Manningtree branch got talking to Seb’s dad who said they had been donated a cabin which was to be used as a physio room to carry out daily treatment after his operation but it was going to take for ever to refurbish. Kevin stepped in and offered to help!
The team at Manningtree took the unit and transformed it from an empty shell into a fully functioning physio room. They gave it working electrics, double-glazed sliding windows, insulated walls, new floors and a fresh coat of paint.
The cabin, which is situated in the back garden of the family home, now has a homely environment so Seb will feel at home as he gets stronger day by day and he has even already started to take his very first steps.
Seb’s Mum, Lorna Brokenshire-Dyke, commented: “Now Seb has recovered from surgery, he will need daily physiotherapy for five years to strengthen his muscles and develop his mobility. As we don’t have enough room at home for his specialist equipment, this would have meant travelling to hospital each day, making everyday life incredibly difficult for us all.
“I cannot thank the team at Mobile Mini enough for giving up their free time to renovate and customise the cabin to meet Seb’s needs. It will make such a difference to our little boy, improving his quality of life, giving him the time and freedom to enjoy his childhood and everything else that a little boy of his age should be doing”.
Branch Manager, Kevin Welton said, “We were delighted to help. After hearing this brave little boy’s story, we wanted to assist in whatever way we could.
“It will be a proud moment for us all at the depot when we see him stand and walk for the first time.
“We wish every happiness to the family for the future.”
See facebook.com/SebsLegs for more updates about Seb’s progress.