£18,319raised of £40,000 target by 394 supporters

Weʼre raising £40,000 to help pay for vital medical treatment for our little boy Emil.

Darlington, United Kingdom

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Emil is 3yrs 6 months old at the time of writing and was born very premature at 31 weeks via an emergency c-section! We felt so blessed and fortunate that Emil was safe after such a traumatic birth. He then spent 5 weeks in Special Care and thankfully we were able to bring our little boy home.

At the age of 1, Emil was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, specifically bilateral spastic legs with some difficulties in his arms too. At that time our world totally fell apart and I remember that day very well. Emil’s type of Cerebral Palsy results in very high muscle tone, which means his leg muscles are incredibly stiff, he quite often struggles to control the movements himself and he is unable to stand or walk unaided. He requires a Kaye walker at present to get around. Day to day activities are completely compromised but Emil is an amazing, smiley little boy who is extremely determined and wants to be involved in everything with family, friends and the dog. We are continually amazed at his positivity and resilience!

There is a life-changing operation suitable for Emil around the age of 5, called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). This involves cutting the sensory nerves in the lower spine, in turn reducing the abnormal messages Emil currently receives from his sensory nerves. SDR is not currently funded by the NHS but is offered as a “self-funding” programme and the family are therefore responsible for the cost of the surgery and months to years of intensive physiotherapy post-operation. So, we now need to start to raise around £40,000 to make this happen. We intend to fund it ourselves as much as possible but we will need help to raise the rest. We already have a number of planned fundraising challenges up our sleeves!

We would be so grateful for any support to help Emil gain the quality of life he so rightly deserves.

Thank you,

Helen, Lindz, Sebastien and most importantly Emil. xxxx

Find our page at www.facebook.com/EmilGOGOGO

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  • Lindz Mason7 months ago
    Lindz Mason

    Lindz Mason

    7 months ago

    The question was asked on facebook 'Should Emil's Daddy dress like an Elf until Christmas' and the public voted..... Emil's Daddy is now dressing like an Elf for the whole of Advent until Christmas Day. As and when necessary he's going to be keeping us updated with 'Elfie Selfies'. Please show him your support by donating on our justgiving page leaving the comment #ELF https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/emilgo If you see him out and about please give him a friendly wave or a toot on the horn. Cheers.

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  • Lindz Mason8 months ago
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    8 months ago

    Here's an AWESOME update that a lot of you have been asking for: Thanks to your amazingly kind donations you'll be glad to know that your never-ending generosity has given us an enormous boost. Our grand total has jumped up massively and we are now at a staggering 63% of our total.... well over half way... WOWZERS!!!!!! So THANK YOU everyone, we really cannot ever thank you all enough. Thank you from Lindz, Helen, Sebastien & of course Emil XXXX

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  • Lindz Mason1 year ago
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    1 year ago

    10 X 10km runs over 10 days inside 10 hours WHO'S UP FOR IT? Starting Friday 4th August and finishing with the Darlington 10k on Sunday 13th August. You don't have to do them all, you're quite welcome to join in as you fancy. We'll be meeting at the gates of School (we're in Middleton St George but you're welcome to join in wherever you are) every evening at 7.50 for a 8pm start. Also you don't have to run, you can walk, cycle or ride a pretend ostrich if you prefer... it's just a support thing.

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Page last updated on: 6/17/2018 7:06 PM



  • Elaine Waddell

    Elaine Waddell

    Jun 17, 2018

    Fab achievement Helen. It was lovely to meet you.


  • Hazel Borthwick

    Hazel Borthwick

    Jun 15, 2018

    Good Luck Helen!! Hope you enjoy it. Love the Borthwicks


  • Jonathan and Ann Marie stoker

    Jonathan and Ann Marie stoker

    Jun 15, 2018

    Getting there guys. Good luck xx


  • Trudy Hindmarsh

    Trudy Hindmarsh

    Jun 5, 2018


  • Darlington Harriers

    Darlington Harriers

    May 22, 2018

    Best of luck with the fundraising.


  • Stu hardaker

    Stu hardaker

    May 11, 2018

    Spraire lads charity match


  • Martin Williamson

    Martin Williamson

    May 3, 2018

    Charity match, Spraire Lads.


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Lindz Mason

Lindz Mason

Darlington, United Kingdom

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