Martha is 10 and has a very rare chromosome microdeletion (16p13.11) affecting approx 50 people worldwide. Martha is globally developmentally delayed, has no speech, very limited gross and fine motor skills, severe learning difficulties, a mild hearing loss and wears glasses for bilateral astigmatism. Martha has no independent mobility so cannot roll, crawl, stand or walk. Martha also has developmental dysplasia of the hip and complex epilepsy.
Staff based at Lilly's Erl Wood site have voted to support Martha with their charity fundraising this year. Martha's Aunty, nominated Martha and the result has just been announced. The staff at Erl Wood will be doing a number of fundraising activities throughout 2013 to help raise money for Martha's special physiotherapy sessions. We are delighted that the Lilly staff at Erl Wood have so generously decided to support Martha.