A FIVE-YEAR-OLD disabled girl was left heartbroken after thugs tore down JustGiving posters to raise £100,000 for life-changing surgery.
Rosie, who suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and is restricted to a frame or wheelchair, was left distraught when she saw the posters had been trashed and tossed on the ground.
Her mum Daria Kader, 33, and little Rosie returned from a birthday party to find charity posters they put up around their neighbourhood ripped up and torn to shreds.
Daria said her daughter asked: “Mummy, why would somebody rip it, they ripped my face?”
The family is in a race against time to raise £100,000 for life-changing surgery for loveable Rosie, whose condition is gradually pulling her hips apart.
Brave Rosie requires hours of gruelling physiotherapy every week, but her proud mum says the youngster is still always smiling.
A procedure to help the schoolgirl and allow her to walk has been refused on the NHS, leaving Daria, of Plumstead, South East London, trying anything she can to fund the specialist operation and rehabilitation process privately.
The former teacher said: “Earlier today I thought to put up two posters to just let our neighbours know in our neighbourhood that we are fundraising for my little girl’s life-changing surgery: ‘Help Little Rosie Walk’.
We are a registered charity and we are desperately trying to raise money for life-changing surgery my little girl needs.
“The saddest thing is to come back this evening to see some vile individual had ripped the notice and threw it in a corner.
“It’s got her little face on it. It brought me to tears, but I had my little girl with me, and I didn’t really want to show her that I was that upset about it.
“Her response was: ‘Mummy, why would somebody rip it, they ripped my face?’
“It still makes me very sad.”
Daria said the family desperately needs funds before February next year – the first date available for surgery – and the mindless destruction of the posters has left her sickened.
The mother said she hoped “karma” would show the vandals what it feels like to receive such “a kick in the teeth”.
She branded those who shredded the posters “inhumane and vile”.
Daria, who has raised an incredible £10,000 towards the £100,000 target, says she is determined not to let the yobs win.
To support Rosie visit their JustGiving page here.
Or to donate by text: send BELLAROSE 5 to 70085 to donate £5, or opt to give any amount up to £20, plus your standard message rate.