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Weʼre raising £16,000 to fund treatment for our daughter

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Our daughter Mara has been diagnosed with a very rare neurological gene mutation GABBR2. This devastating condition specifically affects her speech, communication and use of hands. Furthermore, she suffers from a wide range of global development delays and autistic behaviours.

She is a very determined little girl and gets frustrated that her body doesn't respond how she would like. She is happy and a real joy.

In an attempt to improve some of her autistic traits we decided to try Stem Cell treatment in Panama at the Stem Cell Institute. This is the leading clinic treating and researching stem cells, as a way of improving the lives of children with autism. Since returning in July we have seen some amazing improvements in her cognitive ability, physical strength and most startlingly her eye sight. She has for the first time in her life been able to fix and follow, to look people in the eye and really focus on objects . This improvement happened within a few weeks and has steadily improved over the last few months.

After seeing these great gains we believe another round of stem cells could improve her life even more. We have spoken to many people at the clinic but also other parents who believe the stem cell treatment can be performed many times. The gains are permanent and life changing. We owe it to Mara to try everything in our power to improve her life.

The issue being we have to travel to Panama for the treatment and the treatment itself isn't cheap. The money we are raising is only for Mara's costs and expenses.

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Thank you for all your support

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    10 days ago
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    Yay !! we have reached 11,000 !!!

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    Thank you all so much xx

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    Richard Hook

    2 months ago

    wow 50% !!! we are overwhelmed by the response and the level of donations... thank you so much everybody xx

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Page last updated on: 4/20/2024 21.19

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228

  • Nic

    Nic

    Apr 20, 2024

    In memory of Chris Phillips and to honour his and Rachel's wish to raise funds for beautiful Mara. With love from Nic, David, Oskar and Lena.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 18, 2024

    We hope this will help this brave young lady to get the treatment she needs.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 17, 2024

  • Gail monelle

    Gail monelle

    Apr 14, 2024

    Good luck 😘

    £10.00

  • Buckingham Slimming World Group

    Buckingham Slimming World Group

    Apr 14, 2024

    Unfortunately I can’t make the fundraising event which looks to be fabulous! I have shared the link on my page to spread the word.Sending you love & prayers Emma ❤️

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 12, 2024

    What a gorgeous and determined little girl is Mara! Wishing you every success in your fundraising. Lots of love to you all. Lorraine xxx

    £20.00

  • Sue Walcott

    Sue Walcott

    Apr 11, 2024

    I am sorry I can’t make your find raiser in May. Good Luck. lots of love to you all xx

    £100.00

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