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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help give little Buzz the best quality of life possible ❤️

Burgess Hill, UK

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Abbie’s Wing walk for Buzz!

As I entered the last year of my 30’s, I started making a list of things I had done/wanted to do before I hit the big scary 4-0. Ive been lucky enough to be able to fulfil a lot on my list, but when I saw my friend Glenn had recently set up a page to raise money for his gorgeous son Buzz’s vital treatment (after following their story since Buzz was born in 2015), my thoughts turned to something more extreme.... Wing Walking... eek! to try & prompt my friends to donate to support me in this crazy idea but more importantly, to raise vital funds for Buzz.

I am self-funding the Wing Walk (which will be on Thursday 30th May 2019), so all money raised on this page will go directly to Buzz & his family. They need to raise £55,000... and every single penny really does count, so please consider donating, no matter how small. If I hit my target of £1,000, I will post footage of my experience which I can promise won’t be a pretty sight with the g-force my face will be experiencing!

Please read Buzz’s touching story below & also follow his page on Facebook if you want to see the fundraising that has happened so far. https://www.facebook.com/buzzrowswell/ ;

In December 2015, Buzz Rowswell was born full-term and healthy. But a few days after leaving hospital he fell very ill due to untreated new-born jaundice, which resulted in a permanent brain injury. This type of brain injury is called Kernicterus and effects less than 1 in 100,000 children and is classed as a ‘never event’ (as in it shouldn’t happen) in many modern countries, as the professionals have all the necessary means of testing and treating jaundice. However, the hospital and local community service neglected to take Buzz’s jaundice seriously and our little guy is now left living with the consequences.

Luckily Buzz is a real fighter and after being given a small percentage of survival and beating all the odds he has grown into the most charismatic, brave and loving little guy. But sadly due to his brain injury he has severe cerebral palsy and can’t crawl, walk, talk or sit up unaided... yet! Due to his injury, Buzz also has a rare type of hearing loss called auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). In addition to this he also suffers with a lot of pain from constant muscle spasms and has an unsafe swallow so has to be fed and given his medications through a peg feeding tube directly into his tummy. As a result of all this Buzz has been classed as life limited.

Buzz and his amazing mum Vikki, dad Glenn and big brother Roo work relentlessly every day on a range of therapies and activities including physio, speech & language, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, rebound therapy and many other activities to help Buzz progress in life. But more can be done and we are trying to raise £55,000 so Buzz can take a series of trips to Panama for life-changing stem cell therapy, something that the NHS will not fund. This type of stem cell therapy would mean injecting stem cells into Buzz to help repair some of the damaged tissue in the brain. As with any therapy there are no guarantees, but other children with the same brain injury have seen incredible results with one of Buzz’s Kernicterus friends starting to sit independently, say words and most importantly suffer a lot less pain.

We just want to give Buzz the best chance at having a happy, healthy and long life and with your help we can.Thank you so much on behalf of Buzz. xxx

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  • Abbie Wilson7 days ago
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    7 days ago
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    Thank you so so much to all the awesome people who have donated so far, half way already!! 🙌🏼

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  • Hassan Nejatbakhsh

    Hassan Nejatbakhsh

    Nov 14, 2018

    Good luck, we’re counting on you!

    £20.00

  • Emma Redding

    Emma Redding

    Nov 13, 2018

    Just read Buzz’s story. Oscar has earlyJaundice- how could I not donate towards your lovely friend’s treatment? Good luck Abbie 😘 (braver than me😬)

    £20.00

  • John McIlwham

    John McIlwham

    Nov 12, 2018

    On a wing and a prayer. Good luckYou wouldn’t get me up there!

    £20.00

  • Lindsey

    Lindsey

    Nov 12, 2018

    Wow. Wing walking. You crazy fool!!! 😂 But well done raising so much sponsorship towards this amazing little boys treatment 🐝Lots of love from Lindsey, Tim, Zach and Jessica xxx

    £10.00

  • Kevin Fitzgerald

    Kevin Fitzgerald

    Nov 12, 2018

    Anything for Buzz but more so when you’re doing such a crazy thing!! Good luck

    £30.00

  • Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace

    Nov 12, 2018

    Well done Abbie. The experience will be breathtaking- literally! Good luck with reaching your target in donations.

    £10.00

  • Adrien

    Adrien

    Nov 11, 2018

    Sounds like great fun! Good luck raising the money

    £5.00

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Abbie Wilson

Abbie Wilson

Burgess Hill, UK

Abbie’s Wing Walk for Buzz! I’ve jumped out of a plane & been lucky enough to actually fly a couple, so what else could I do but to stand on top of a plane while it perfoms fly-pasts, zoom climbs, steep dives & banks, all with 130mph winds blowing in my face?! (sorry mum!)

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