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Weʼre raising £250 to swim 1 mile for William

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Very shortly after Christmas 2017 my lovely friend’s life was turned upside down when their 10 year old son was diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). unfortunately, the damage to Williams brain is too severe for a bone marrow transplant and is untreatable.
This young, beautiful, loving, happy little boy and his family do not deserve to go through this tragedy. The family are in desperate need for funding towards kitting out Williams new sensory bedroom-including bespoke Wetroom with specialist hoist for the future. This will help to aid Williams independence and also enable Emma and Chris to relax and enjoy family time together in a safe environment for William.

Williams parents would like to raise awareness for this illness and my daughter Isobel would like to do a 1 mile sponsored swim to help raise money for William.

The swim will take place at the Lamas centre on Sunday 03.03.2019, during one of Isobel’s normal training sessions, it will be over seen and verified by the head coach of her swimming club.
About Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD...
Adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 18 000 people. It most severely affects boys and men. This brain disorder destroys myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds the brain's neurons -- the nerve cells that allow us to think and to control our muscles. It knows no racial, ethnic or geographic barriers.
The most devastating form of ALD appears in childhood, generally between the ages of four and ten years old. Normal, healthy boys suddenly begin to regress. At first, they simply show behavioural problems, such as withdrawal or difficulty concentrating. Gradually, as the disease ravages their brain, their symptoms grow worse, including blindness and deafness, seizures, loss of muscle control, and progressive dementia. This relentless downward spiral leads to either death or permanent disability, usually within 2 to 5 years from diagnosis.

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    • Katie Layton

      Katie Layton

      Jan 24, 2019

      Good luck Isobel I know you will smash it! X

    • Paul E.

      Paul E.

      Jan 24, 2019

      Very well done for supporting William and good luck with the swim.


    • Debbie Brice

      Debbie Brice

      Jan 23, 2019

      Good luck 🤣


    • Anonymous


      Jan 23, 2019

      Good luck. Go for it.


    • Sherril Forster

      Sherril Forster

      Jan 23, 2019

      Good luck Isobel 🍀 Well done for being such a caring and supportive friend xx


    • Matthew Maiden

      Matthew Maiden

      Jan 23, 2019

      Go Izz!


    • Adam  Holmes

      Adam Holmes

      Jan 23, 2019

      Love how all his school freinds want to support will and his family


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    Alison Holmes

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    Isobel doing a 1 mile sponsored swim on 3/3/19 (verified by her head coach, for her class friend William who has been diagnosed with ALD. Isobel would like to help Williams family raise awareness of this illness & funds for equipment to help him. Please help her. Thank you

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