£17,754raised of £40,000 target by 370 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 Mason3 months ago
    Lindz Mason

    Lindz Mason

    3 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 Mason4 months ago
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    4 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 Mason6 months ago
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    6 months 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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  • Pete West

    Pete West

    Feb 13, 2018

    Best wishes. Keep smiling.


  • carolyn monk

    carolyn monk

    Feb 13, 2018

    We hope this amount which was collected at my husbands funeral will get you a bit nearer to your target. We wish you and your family every success in this funding.


  • Lucy Armstrong

    Lucy Armstrong

    Jan 9, 2018

    Good luck Emil, what a brave boy you are!


  • Anonymous


    Jan 7, 2018

    Good Luck Emil.


  • Debra Wyman

    Debra Wyman

    Jan 4, 2018

    Good Luck :)


  • Peter Barron

    Peter Barron

    Jan 3, 2018

    This is the money collected by members of the Books and Banter Club at Stockton Library, where I spoke today.


  • Sandra Allen

    Sandra Allen

    Jan 3, 2018

    Heard Emil’s dad on radio last night: what a wonderful family! I hope my little bit of support helps.


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Lindz Mason

Lindz Mason

Darlington, United Kingdom

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