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£2,530raised of £3,000 target by 106 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to help Thomas live life to the full.

Location
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Time left
18 days to go

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Thomas, an absolutely adorable little boy is a cherished friend to my daughter, Maia. In his seven years, he has spent more time in hospital and endured more tests than most of us will in our lifetime.

When Thomas was born, his parents were overjoyed by their perfect little boy but by the age of two, Thomas had had pneumonia and numerous chest infections resulting in tests which sadly confirmed that Thomas has no immune system; this makes him prone to infections which could have devastating consequences. Thomas began his weekly immunoglobulin injections to help him to fight infection; this hour-long treatment will continue for the rest of Thomas' life. The family were also dealt the blow of discovering that their younger son, Jack, also has no immune system and has to be treated too.

Two years ago, Thomas' teacher noticed that he was struggling to concentrate; this also coincided with him becoming unstable when walking. Thomas' condition worsened and, even after rigorous testing, doctors are unable to identify the cause of his condition.

Thomas currently spends much of his time in a wheelchair and is dependent on support to assist him in everyday tasks; he is growing quickly and becoming increasingly heavy for his mum to lift. Thomas' family are currently in the planning stages of adapting their home to provide Thomas with a ground floor bedroom allowing him to become more independent.

Thomas has the brightest eyes, the warmest smile and the most infectious laugh you could hear! He truly deserves every bit of happiness. I hope to raise as much as I can towards simple adjustments to make life more comfortable for Thomas - eg a bath hoist, ramps and wider door frames so that he can manoeuvre his wheelchair in his own home.

Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart for any donations you are able to make. Running a marathon is nothing compared to the ordeals Thomas and his family have endured. Please join me in helping this lovely family.

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  • Fiona Bradley

    Fiona Bradley

    2 days ago

    Fiona Bradley

    So one week from this very minute and I'll be running the third mile of the marathon! Determined to stay positive even though I can't run at the moment with my chesty cough. The rest will do me good! Thanks again everyone. 😊

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  • Fiona Bradley

    Fiona Bradley

    2 days ago

    Fiona Bradley

    Huge thanks (again) to all of you wonderful people for your generous donations! We've reached our target for the third (or maybe 4th!) time but today we have been featured in the school newsletter so we have decided to aim even higher as everyone is so keen to help! Have a lovely weekend all! I've cancelled quite a few plans as I'm not feeling great - don't worry, I'm wrapping up and resting with my focus on next Saturday. 8 days to go! 😊

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  • Fiona Bradley

    Fiona Bradley

    3 days ago

    Fiona Bradley

    101 amazing people have taken the time to write lovely supportive messages and to donate to our fantastic fund - you are all wonderful! Just 8 days to go now and I'm a bit under the weather with a cough and cold so, if you want to cheer me up, spread the word and let's raise even more for Thomas! 💝

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  • Ryan

    Ryan

    Dec 4, 2016

    Good Luck Fiona,Hope you have fully recovered by the weekend. Go and Smash It!!!!!Ryan x x

    £5.00

  • Cath Pool

    Cath Pool

    Dec 3, 2016

    Hope you make the target and more x

    £20.00

  • Nickola Grinnall

    Nickola Grinnall

    Dec 3, 2016

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Fiona Bradley

Fiona Bradley

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Running the Lanzarote Marathon scares me(!) but with Thomas' little smiling face in my mind, I believe I can! Please sponsor me and make every step count for Thomas. Love and thanks to you all.

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