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£842raised of £800 target by 62 supporters

    Weʼve raised £842 to Raise money for a hand propelled bike/trike for 2 year old Riley. #SmileyRiley :)

    Location
    South Wales, UK
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    Funded on Friday, 23rd December 2016

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    Story


    Could anyone imagine what it's like to put your lively toddler to bed and the next morning find him paralyzed from waist down?

    Well, this is exactly what happened to little Riley (age 2) last January.
    He was initially sent home from hospital when doctors were unable to find the cause of the paralysis. He was then later diagnosed with EV D68 and warned that he may be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

    Very little is known about this type of virus and it's devastating effects.This lack of knowledge, limits a lot of options and nearly a year on, Riley has only gained the use of one leg - the other isn't looking good, it's a lot smaller and his foot is starting to deform.
    Stokke have made a brace which allows him to walk but without it he can't. He has gained some feeling back but the nerves don't talk to the muscle due to the damage. Nerve cells take a lifetime to regenerate which leaves Riley disabled and it's now a case of just getting on with life.

    The hardest thing for the family is to watch Riley's twin brother run circles around him when all he wants to do is the same, but he can't.
    We are looking to raise funds for a hand propelled bike/trike for Riley, to get him out and about and enjoying the 'normal' toddler activities with his twin brother.

    Riley's story has struck a chord with all of the members of Islwyn Happy Hackers. We will be partaking in a fancy dress Christmas horse ride to raise money but will need additional contributions if we are to reach our goal.

    This is where we need to reach out and ask for some support. His family may never be able to offer this to him because it's such an expensive item and it's vital for many reasons for him to have something now to support his Physio, wellbeing and confidence to continue to grow into the happy little boy that he is.

    Thanks for reading <3

    Media coverage:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/family-toddler-who-woke-up-7260511

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    • Sarah Dyer

      Sarah Dyer

      7 months ago

      Sarah Dyer

      Just a quick note to thank everyone for their fantastic support with this cause, we've been overjoyed and overwhelmed by your generosity. The Bike has been sent to Father Christmas ready for delivery tonight! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you all 💕💕💕

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    8 months ago

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    62

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 21, 2016

      Have a lovely Xmas. Little man

      £10.00

    • Rhian Speake

      Rhian Speake

      Dec 12, 2016

      £10.00

    • Craig Williams

      Craig Williams

      Dec 12, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 6, 2016

      From the residents @ Cefn Glas

      £52.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 6, 2016

      God luck Riley.

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 6, 2016

      £5.00

    • Natalie Durman

      Natalie Durman

      Dec 5, 2016

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Sarah Dyer

    Sarah Dyer

    South Wales, UK

    Islwyn Happy Hackers are a friendly group of Valleys riders of all ages whose love for horses and the outdoors has brought us together. We occasionally arrange fancy dress rides, paying a riders fee which is then donated to a local cause. FB - Islwyn Happy Hackers

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