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£3,473raised of £15,000 target by 112 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,473 to Send Ethan to Florida for a trip of a lifetime before he loses his sight (UPDATED 29/11/16 - £ 11,996.89 raised offline towards this target)

    Location
    Dorset, UK
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 31st December 2016

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    Help send Ethan and his family on a holiday to Florida - Ethan Burnley who is 8 years old is struggling with a rare syndrome, Aarskog. Only a minority of our huge populations sadly has this disease, precisely only 12 children are known to have it in the whole of the UK. (His twin brothers also have the syndrome). The syndrome has left poor Ethan, with very slight autism and he is slowly losing his sight, sadly resulting in a loss of eye sight forever by the predicted age of 10 or sooner. Mobility problems are also part of his illness, he finds walking and especially running a huge and tiring task. Shopping for what we take for granted is difficult especially for shoes as this isn't simple for little Ethan. He has had 3 operations to help move his legs but sadly it has not helped him yet. Shoe shopping is challenging because his feet are unable to fit in normal shoes, meaning he has special ones made for him at the hospital. However as he's such a huge Bournemouth football fan, he bravely forced his feet into trainers to enable him to play football. Due to the severe pain in his legs, Ethan manages school but it's difficult for him as be only has 3 to 4 hours of sleep a night due to the pain. As he is due more surgery to improve his mobility, it will result in more time away from school, which is sad as he really needs school, to keep him motivated and happy. If his operations weren't done he would end up in a wheelchair, which shows you how crucial they are. His caring family are trying to make as many happy memories for poor Ethan before his sight is upsettingly taken away from him for good. This page is to send Ethan and his family on a once in a lifetime trip to Florida before he loses his sight.

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    • Nicky Kay

      Nicky Kay

      7 months ago

      Nicky Kay

      We have some funds raised already and will upload them as offline donations once we figure out how to do it :-) any advice would be much appreciated thank you :-)

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    7 months ago

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    112

    • Shane Morgan

      Shane Morgan

      Dec 31, 2016

      I hope the little man enjoys his trip to Florida...much love...Shane Morgan

      £100.00

    • Louise John

      Louise John

      Dec 24, 2016

      My son met Ethan at the Harry Arter academy and said what a nice boy he is. This donation is a gift from Ted to Ethan with lots of love at Christmas

      £20.00

    • nicole Keenan

      nicole Keenan

      Dec 17, 2016

      Instead of Christmas cards this year

    • Daniel hendey

      Daniel hendey

      Dec 16, 2016

      Lush Bubbles staff donations.

      £190.25

    • Daniel hendey

      Daniel hendey

      Dec 16, 2016

      Lush Support staff donations

      £110.00

    • Daniel hendey

      Daniel hendey

      Dec 16, 2016

      Lush Ballistics staff donations

      £310.12

    • Daniel hendey

      Daniel hendey

      Dec 16, 2016

      Lush Filling Room staff donation

      £287.00

    About the fundraiser
    Nicky Kay

    Nicky Kay

    Dorset, UK

    We are raising money to send Ethan and his family on a trip of a lifetime to Florida before he loses his sight. Time is limited as he is likely to lose his sight in the next 18 months so we need to make the trip happen asap.

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