A wheelchair power pack, co-funded by a children’s charity, has offered life-changing independence for a local 13-year-old boy with diplegic cerebral palsy.
Riley Murray, from Montrose, a twin was affected by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), a condition that can occur in identical twin pregnancies who share a placenta. TTTS happens when there is an imbalance in the placental blood vessels that connect both twins. If the blood doesn't flow evenly between the twins, one twin receives more blood and therefore nutrients, causing developmental problems.
Riley’s parents were aware throughout the pregnancy that their children may suffer physical and potentially mental disabilities due to the condition, and he and his twin brother were delivered 11-weeks prematurely.