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Closed 23/02/2017

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£7,626raised of £10,000 target by 59 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,626 to help fund Evie's bone marrow transplant journey

    Location
    Shilbottle, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 23rd February 2017

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    5 year old Evie was diagnosed with Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA) at 6 weeks old. DBA is a blood condition where the bone marrow fails to produce red blood cells. DBA is a very rare condition effecting only 130 people in the U.K it requires intensive treatment and has no known cure.

    Evie is treated with blood transfusions every 4 weeks to bring her red blood cell count up to an acceptable level. The body normally recycles iron from old red blood cells when producing new ones but this does not happen in DBA patients. Frequent transfusions cause the accumulation of iron in the body. Iron overload can cause damage to the major organs if not properly managed and so patients must take a “chelation” drug to remove excess iron from their bodies. In Evie's case she takes an oral drug (Exjade) daily to help reduce her iron overload.

    Evie's bone marrow is failing, she will require a bone marrow transplant in the next 18-24 monthss. This process can be risky and finding matched bone marrow donors can be very challenging, we have not found a donor for Evie yet.

    A bone marrow transplant would mean Evie's bone marrow is replaced with healthy, donated bone marrow and she would no longer be reliant on blood transfusions. This life changing transplant will give Evie the chance to lead a normal life.

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      59

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Feb 6, 2017

        I hope this little bit helps in some way. Lots of love X

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jan 28, 2017

        £30.00

      • M Orange

        M Orange

        Jan 21, 2017

        £20.00

      • Catherine Britton

        Catherine Britton

        Jan 16, 2017

        Keep fighting Evie!xx

        £10.00

      • Lauren Chapman

        Lauren Chapman

        Jan 14, 2017

        Donations from family and friends xxx

        £40.00

      • Lauren Chapman

        Lauren Chapman

        Dec 30, 2016

        A successful second night of bucket collecting around the pubs. Very pleased

        £680.00

      • Lauren Chapman

        Lauren Chapman

        Dec 30, 2016

        Second day of bag packing was a success

        £800.00

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      Rebecca Campbell

      Rebecca Campbell

      Shilbottle, United Kingdom

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