Story

Hi, my name is Callum Buchanan and I am 2yrs 10mths old. I currently live in Tidworth, Hampshire, with my twin brother Mitchell, my mummy Dee and my daddy Scott. My mummy and daddy are originally from Helensburgh and this is where my Grandparents and Great-Grandparents still live. I hope you enjoy reading my story.

 

I was born on the 20th May 2010 at 28 weeks and I weighed 2lb 14oz. I spent 3 months in special care until I was well enough to go home. At 8 months old I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a condition which affects different individuals in different ways. I cannot sit, crawl or walk unaided.

I have to do physiotherapy every day and attend hospital on avarage 3 times a month, this means i cannot attend nursery to play with my friends or keep up with my able bodied brother.

 

The reason for my fundrasing is that I have the chance of a fantastic life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy at the St Louis children's hospital in America. After the operation it will take me a little while to learn to walk with intense physiotherapy. Hopefully the end result will be positive and I will be able to do all the things that I long to do and keep up with my brother.

 

My family and friends have lots of great ideas to raise the money and I hope that with all your support I can raise the £75,000 needed to fund the operation and aftercare.

 

 

 

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Raising money for

Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. England & Wales 1043092 Scotland SCO4261 http://www.treeofhope.org.uk

Donations 27

Good luck, little man xx

Donation by Helen Birdsall on 02/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Not a lot but every little counts. God bless little man xx

Donation by Jean Cavanagh on 02/10/13

£5.00

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TO CALLUM BEST WISHES FROM CHRIS & BETTY COLMER XXX

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 30/07/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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TO CALLUM ALL THE VERY BEST WITH YOUR RECOVERY FROM THOUARS JUMELGE XXX

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 30/07/13

£142.00

+ £35.50 Gift Aid

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LOVE YOU CALLUM GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PHYSIO FROM STEPHANE DESPERRIERES XXXX

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 22/07/13

200,00 €

Our donation from selling badges at school to help Callum - Iona, Isla & Caitriona. Our thanks to Mrs McClelland, all the pupils, teachers and everyone that bought a badge at Colgrain Primary x.

Donation by Ailsa Stewart on 25/06/13

£121.43

+ £30.36 Gift Aid

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WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST LITTLE CALLUM FROM R.C.A. HELENSBURGH 522

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 20/06/13

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

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ALL THE BEST WEE CALLUM FROM LODGE ST GEORGE HELENSBURGH 503 XXX

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 20/06/13

£1,000.00

+ £250.00 Gift Aid

Good luck and best wishes to Callum from the Fantasy Football League managers and supporters in The Ashton

Donation by Michael McManus on 16/06/13

£500.00

+ £125.00 Gift Aid

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love from Jacqui, Joan and Margaret good luck to Callum and we hope he will be running around soon xx

Donation by love from Jacqui Joan and Margaret , on 10/06/13

£1,320.00

+ £330.00 Gift Aid

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From Helensbugh Swimming Pool Bootcampers - who did an all day challenge in gym.

Donation by Helensburgh Pool Bootcampers on 10/06/13

£300.00

+ £75.00 Gift Aid

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GOOG LUCK CALLUM WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST ON YOUR OPERATION LOTS OF LOVE ALISON THOMPSON XXX

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 10/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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ALL THE BEST CALLUM LOTS OF LOVE CHARLOTTE GRIGOR

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 10/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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GOOD LUCK CALLUM FROM DAVID HIGGINS

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 10/06/13

£323.00

+ £80.75 Gift Aid

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GOOD LUCK CALLUM FROM JENNIFER RUSSELL XXX

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 07/06/13

£145.00

+ £36.25 Gift Aid

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 01/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

thinking about you lots xx

Donation by The Lowes on 28/05/13

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All the best to Callum and the family . From Marc,Wendy,Kirsty & Jamie Stewart

Donation by marc stewart on 18/05/13

£240.00

+ £60.00 Gift Aid

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FROM DAVID HIGGINS

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 05/05/13

£160.00

+ £40.00 Gift Aid

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hope it goes well.

Donation by Damian Byrne on 23/04/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hope u make ure target x

Donation by Kellyanne Truman on 23/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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love to u all dee x x

Donation by paula rosenburgh on 23/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Fingers crossed the donations flow in xxx

Donation by Michelle Hannan on 23/04/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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FROM CHRIS SHARKEY

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 22/04/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by ANN MITCHELL on 18/04/13

£35.00

+ £8.75 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£8,067.66
  • Offline donations£48,856.39
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£56,924.05
  • Gift Aid£1,972.71

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