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£4,090raised of £3,000 target by 141 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,090 to help Thomas live life to the full.

    Location
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 23rd December 2016

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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

      4 months ago

      Fiona Bradley

      Hello all! Last two days to donate to our special little superstar, Thomas! Thanks so much to you all - we are so overwhelmed with your generosity. Can't wait to see the work begin and for Thomas to benefit from you wonderful people. Merry Christmas!

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    • Fiona Bradley

      Fiona Bradley

      4 months ago

      Fiona Bradley

      Hello all! Back home and nursing my poorly toe...😉You have continued to show amazing support and encouragement and we are now almost at £4000! There are a few people who expressed that they'd like to donate so here's a reminder! Thomas wore his Lanzarote marathon band today whilst he treated us to a few Christmas carols with his teacher. ❤️It's been my absolute pleasure to do a little to help this little star. The marathon was tough but I met friends for life and got my sub-4 - all thanks to Thomas. Thank you little man! Big hugs. Xxx

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    • Fiona Bradley

      Fiona Bradley

      4 months ago

      Fiona Bradley

      Well, I did it!! Seriously, the hardest race I've ever done - the second half being boiling hot, against the wind and on exhausted legs! Genuinely, I couldn't have made the sub-4 without some serious words with myself (much to the surprise of the crowds)!! But even when I knew that if I didn't get moving I wouldn't make sub-4, my legs wouldn't allow it - until I thought of Thomas and, from nowhere, I managed to pull an 8min 30 second mile out of the bag for the final mile. So, Thankyou Thomas! 😘Xx

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    141

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 20, 2016

      £10.00

    • Keele Events Team

      Keele Events Team

      Dec 19, 2016

      For the Phoenix family we wore our Christmas Jumpers on Friday.Good luck with the fundraising

      £55.00

    • Andrew Slack

      Andrew Slack

      Dec 18, 2016

      Very good luck , good to see elite runners putting their talents to fabulous causes

      £5.00

    • Matthew Sissons

      Matthew Sissons

      Dec 17, 2016

      Well done and good luck for the future.

    • Diane Phoenix

      Diane Phoenix

      Dec 16, 2016

      Instead of sending each other Christmas cards this year, we decided to donate money for Thomas. Well done Fiona. Counselling and Mental Health Support, Keele University

      £80.00

    • Chris Nagel

      Chris Nagel

      Dec 14, 2016

      Well done Fiona! Amazing achievement for a fab little boy xxx

      £10.00

    • Alexa Phoenix

      Alexa Phoenix

      Dec 13, 2016

      Massive congratulations on completing the marathon in such a fantastic time Fiona! Hope the legs are recovering! Thank you for everything you have done for my much loved superstar of a nephew xxx

      £50.00

    About the fundraiser
    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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