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£1,293raised of £1,500 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,293 to Help fund for special needs equipment for our autistic daughter to make her and our life a little easier

    Location
    Hull, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 22nd January 2017

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    Esmae is my 5th child she was diagnosed as autistic this year just before her 3rd birthday. She is non verbal and has significant developmental delay. Esmae suffers from many anxieties one being separation. Daily living is difficult and life with an autistic 3 year old like Esmae is hard. She doesn't sleep, she trashes her room causing potential injuries to her self. She has no sense of danger and puts herself at risk constantly. She needs to watch 24 /7. She escapes from her car seat regularly walks into the road and climbs everything especially window ledges. I just want to make our home her bedroom our transport a little safer and easier on her and us. Special needs equipment is so expensive and we are not entitled to her financial help as we both work and earn money !! Ridiculous as it sounds financial help is based on income not your child's needs!
    Esmae needs a safe space in her bedroom, she needs sleep suits she can't take off, she needs sensory equipment that calms her when separated from us and she needs a special car seat restraint. The cost of all these things will be over £5000. I'm hoping to raise as much money as I can for her by doing runs next year and I hope you can all help me do that.
    Thank you.
    UPDATE...My challenge is set.... 3 marathons 2 half marathons 1 10k all in 2017!
    Kate ( Esmae's mum)

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    • katy stephenson

      katy stephenson

      2 months ago

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    • katy stephenson

      katy stephenson

      5 months ago

      katy stephenson

      No pain no gain.... right 😢 Sadly met my first hurdle. Huge blister that is now infected has stopped me running for nearly 2 weeks. Plus it's been half term and they have all been ill. Desperate to get gping again. I'm going to try a short run tomorrow and see how things go. Weather is cold and light nights and mornings have gone which restricts the training even further. What keeps me motivated is seeing I've nearly reached my target and the hope of seeing a esmae in a room she so deserves. Thanks to you all one day soon that will happen.xx

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    • katy stephenson

      katy stephenson

      6 months ago

      katy stephenson

      Update... I've now found some awesome scary huge hearted guy who is going to make a sensory bed for Esmae. I'm so happy I could go pop. Worth doing 3 marathons 2 halfs 1 10k just to see her happy in her own room. Thank you to all of you that's helped make this happen

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    • katy stephenson

      katy stephenson

      6 months ago

      katy stephenson

      So the training begins.... completed 9 miles today running average of 10.2 min /miles and walled later with dog for just under 3 miles. Felt good just to have some head space. Legs hurt from mile 7 but the pain was nothing to what my head is going through. 3 marathons 2 halfs 1 10k I must be mad ...but it will be worth it 💟🏃💟

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    6 months ago

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 21, 2017

      Cause I'm too lazy to race 10k ...!!! Best of luck to Esme, love to all xxx

    • Angela May

      Angela May

      Jan 21, 2017

      Amazing lady, gorgeous little girl. I hope you reach your target soon xx

      £10.00

    • Sarah Wilson

      Sarah Wilson

      Dec 22, 2016

      Sorry I couldn't make it to the Advent Calendar Run on Monday, but I'm glad it was such a success. With love to you all this Christmas,Sarah Wilson and Peter Draper

      £30.00

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    katy stephenson

    katy stephenson

    Hull, United Kingdom

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