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Closed 09/12/2016

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£1,930raised of £4,300 target by 87 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,930 to Help Brady to get a power assist wheelchair

    Location
    Moira, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 9th December 2016

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    Story

    Brady is currently 10 years old and at 18 months he started a roller coaster journey that he is still battling and will continue to battle for the rest of his life.
    Originally thought to have had cerebral palsy it was clear a year into his diagnosis that his condition was progressing.
    After 50 weeks of fighting we managed to get him an mri scan which revealed he had an abnormal vein system within his spinal column. Brady had what was termed as a perimedullary AV fistula in the mid lumber of his spine. The rarity of the condition required the help of a specialist surgeon to be flown in to Belfast to diagnose Brady. With only one other case reported in the last 25 years we knew this was going to be a long road.
    Once assessed it was uncertain as to what could be done to help Brady and at that moment he was the highest risk child in the Royal Victoria hospital.
    It was decided that there would be only one procedure to postpone the aggressiveness of the condition and that as parents we would be faced with one of the most difficult decisions we would ever have to make, the surgery would keep him alive but he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair due to the he damage the procedure would cause.
    Nothing would ever prepare us for having to explain to a 4 year old he would never walk again.
    These things make us stronger and 6 years on Brady still lives with the danger of his condition being in control of his life but we never want him to want for anything and this year he saw a power assist attachment for his wheelchair at a mobility show. It will power his chair for up to 12 miles and would give him the freedom of being able to go for walks as a family and not have to worry about long journeys tiring him out. He wants to be able to keep up with his younger brother on his bike and not have to ask people to push him.
    The unit will cost us nearly £9000 and we are trying to raise at least £4300 to help towards the cost of improving his everyday life.
    THANKS


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    • David Chambers

      David Chambers

      3 months ago

      David Chambers

      Brady got to test drive the drive unit we are fundraising for, an absolute life changer for him, thank you for all the help and support so far in achieving so much already

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    • David Chambers

      David Chambers

      4 months ago

      David Chambers

      Today's the big day at Musgrave spinal unit, early start and just settled in, as a parent it never gets any easier to put your child through these things but you have to look past it and think about the long term positives. I've been through this with brady so more times than I can remember and every time it gets a little bit harder and hurts a little bit more but these things make us stronger and that big smile could lift any sadness. Thank you so much for all the support so far and those who continue to support us Love David, Louise, brady

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    • David Chambers

      David Chambers

      4 months ago

      David Chambers

      Brady has his first pre-op consultation today at the royal children's hospital and would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Both Louise and I would like to extend our gratitude to everyone too as we are just so taken by the amount of generosity and support people have shown for Brady. The first week has been unbelievable and we have raised over £700 so far, thank you so much to everyone who has helped. Surgery is next Thursday and we will keep everyone updated Love David, Louise and Brady

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    4 months ago

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    Supporters

    87

    • Niall Mccammon

      Niall Mccammon

      Dec 8, 2016

      £20.00

    • Brian Walker

      Brian Walker

      Nov 22, 2016

      Lots of love to Brady as he gets bigger and bigger and wiser and wiser! From Uncle Brian.

      £100.00

    • Ann Walker

      Ann Walker

      Nov 14, 2016

      Good luck Brady! Love Auntie Ann x

      £100.00

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    David Chambers

    David Chambers

    Moira, United Kingdom

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