Hello my name is Charlotte Bottger...
…and I am 3 years old, I was born 10 weeks early and spent the first 7 weeks of my life living in the hospital where the wonderful doctors and nurses looked after me.
As I got older, I found it really difficult to do some of the things that other kids my age were doing such as talking and crawling and I was struggling to move my arms and legs. I found out later it was because I have cerebral palsy.
I have to do my exercises and my stretches every day, they help so I can get around a bit better than I did and I always enjoy spending this time with mummy and daddy. I can talk quite a bit now and can get around a small amount crawling on my tummy, I have started to learn to stand in my frame but it is still really difficult and painful.
My mummy and daddy would like to send me to America to have an operation to reduce the tightness in my legs that will help me to walk. They are working very hard to make this possible, but we need to help and support from you to help change my life for the better.
Thank you for your support.