Family raise cash after son recovers

Pictured (L-R) are Michelle, Jason and Connor Whittle with Kate Chauhan, Head Clinical Specialist Orthotist, and Alex Callaghan, Clinical Specialist Orthotist at Steeper Clinic.

Pictured (L-R) are Michelle, Jason and Connor Whittle with Kate Chauhan, Head Clinical Specialist Orthotist, and Alex Callaghan, Clinical Specialist Orthotist at Steeper Clinic.

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A Doncaster musician whose son was successfully treated for ‘flat head syndrome’ has been beating the drum for others affected at a charity concert.

Jason Whittle’s son, Connor, made a full recovery after wearing a specially fitted ‘STARband’ helmet for 23 hours a day over six months to correct a flat area of his skull.

However, he was so surprised that treatment for the condition, otherwise known as plagiocephaly, was not readily available on the NHS that he decided to do something about it by performing with his band to raise £1,240.

“Without the help and advice of the specialists at Steeper Clinic in Leeds, Connor would have faced problems for the rest of his life as a result of this condition.

“We were told that the NHS didn’t typically pay for this treatment, which cost £2,000, so we used our savings. There will be many families who would not be able to afford this treatment and therefore children will continue to face problems.” visit www.steeperclinic.com