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Just4Children

Help Sacha prove DNA isn't destiny!

To fund intensive early intervention for Sacha, to help him overcome a rare genetic disorder.
Closes on 01/01/2023
Charity Registration No: 1164473

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Story

Sacha is two and a half and lives in Brighton. He has a rare genetic disorder called 2q37 deletion syndrome. This means he is likely to grow up with cognitive disabilities and physical difficulties.

DNA need not always be destiny. If one intervenes in the right way and early enough in a childs development it is possible to substantially improve prospects. This is because there are lots of environmental factors that affect the way our genetic predispositions actually play out, and because the brain is at its most plastic in the early years.

Though the services of the cash-strapped NHS are invaluable, what is available to Sacha is too little and too infrequent to make a real difference. We are thus fundraising for Just4Children to cover early interventions on both physical and cognitive levels, in the hope that action now will help minimise some of the more disabling effects of Sacha's condition.

Sacha started having intensive therapy when he was one and completely unable to move. After his first treatment he was able to stand; following his second he took his first steps; with his third he became more confident and engaged. He is literally a walking demonstration of the life-changing effectiveness of intensive early intervention, but there is still a long way to go. We are thus fundraising to keep this remarkable path of development going for another year.

For more information on Sacha, 2q37, and how funds will be spent, please visit here

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£6518.85

raised by 126 supporters

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Rob Lucas

£5,188.81

raised by 69 supporters

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Michael Watson

£445.00

raised by 19 supporters

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Ben Polhill

£436.23

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Callum Cant

£255.00

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John Merrick

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Anonymous

26 days ago

£30.00

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BS Polhill

2 months ago

Mr Bantic Kootalooms is putting on her running clogs...

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Larne

2 months ago

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Tim W

2 months ago

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

About the charity

Just4Children
Just4Children

Just4Children is passionate about the relief of sickness & preservation of good physical & mental health of children & young people under 25 years resident in the United Kingdom & Ireland by providing & assisting in the provision of services & grants to enable them to obtain their medical needs.

Charity Registration No: 1164473

http://www.just4children.org

Donation summary

Total raised

£9,300.00

+ £724.25 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£1,783.27

Donations via Fundraisers

£6,537.95

Offline donations

£978.78
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Help Sacha prove DNA isn't destiny!

Just4Children