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    Weʼve raised £7,706 to help William and his Dad to get new bathroom

    Beccles, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 14th August 2018

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    Hi,

    William is a 15 year old local Beccles boy and needs our help to get his bathroom done.

    This lovely boy has Juvenile Battens disease with symptoms including blindness, epilepsy, loss of communication, short-term memory loss, dementia and severe mobility needs. William and his Dad, Gary Minns (who works for M&H Plastics London Road) need to rebuild their bathroom to help William with his daily routines. They need £7000 for the equipment and builders to get all the work done.

    To raise this money I have decided to complete a huge personal challenge which is to trek Everest base Camp in Nepal this May.

    If you could sponsor me to help William and Gary to ease William's stress and discomfort. Let's do this !! :)

    To read more about Williams story please see below.

    Massive thank you for ALL of you! You are great!

    William's story

    William was born 11of May 2003

    He has two older sisters who adore and dote on him.

    At the age of five, we as a family noticed William was struggling with his eyesight and after numerous eye tests William was eventually transferred to Great Ormond street hospital to look into his case further.

    We were informed in the first instance that he may be going blind and after a long heart-breaking process, the prognosis was that William, at the age of six had a rare genetic condition called CNL3 Juvenile Battens disease, obviously this came as a complete shock. Symptoms include Blindness, epilepsy, loss of communication, short-term memory loss, dementia and severe mobility needs. This condition has no cure, his life expectancy is late teens to early twenties and he is already nearly 15.

    William throughout his early years was a happy boy and still is. All his family and friends adore him. When he was younger, he loved films, football, archery and learning to ride his bike and to this day still enjoys his Ben 10 dvd’s, music and singing. Sadly, he is no longer able to enjoy the things he loved the most (apart from listening to his dvd’s).

    William loved mainstream school; he was very happy and very popular and made many friends. Because of his condition, William has had to move to a special school that can deal with his needs and I might add he is a very popular and comedic addition.

    The tragic thing is William is still very happy but is also aware of his changing life style and constantly asking why am I blind. Will I die?

    William is now completely Blind and suffering from all of the symptoms of Battens.

    Although Williams Mum and I live apart we have an understanding that Williams needs come first and we share responsibilities equally, Williams mum is classed as the main carer and therefore receives all of the benefits that have been provided for Williams needs which is only fair.

    Mobility is a massive ongoing issue and will get worse over time. A wet room would be an awesome addition. This would allow easy transport of William through to the wet room from his downstairs bedroom with his shower chair. Currently we have to try and walk him into the downstairs shower room and squeeze him into a small shower cubical which causes William a lot of stress and unnecessary strain on him and his slowly weakening body.

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    • Andy Abramowicz3 months ago
      Andy Abramowicz

      Andy Abramowicz

      3 months ago

      Here is the main team member :)

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    • Andy Abramowicz4 months ago
      Andy Abramowicz

      Andy Abramowicz

      4 months ago

      Dear All, We have made it! I could not update this post earlier but you are awesome! I am very happy and I am sure William will be as well. We can still donate some funds as everything what won't be spent on the the bathroom will go to the charity chosen by Gary. Again, I have no words for your generosity and the only thing i can say is: THANK YOU :) xxx

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    • Andy Abramowicz4 months ago
      Andy Abramowicz

      Andy Abramowicz

      4 months ago
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      WoW!!!! :D

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    Page last updated on: 5/21/2018 7:07 AM

    Supporters

    1772

    • Sarah Rudd

      Sarah Rudd

      May 14, 2018

      Well done Andy ! An amazing achievement and so proud of you for raising money for this amazing boy to help him and Dad maintain some independence for him x x

      £20.00

    • Paul Barber

      Paul Barber

      Apr 23, 2018

      Good luck Andy

      £10.00

    • Sharon Hill

      Sharon Hill

      Apr 23, 2018

      Good luck Andy and well done supporting this good cause :)

      £30.00

    • Pamela Fisher

      Pamela Fisher

      Apr 23, 2018

      Great job Andy!

      £20.00

    • Rob Mellor

      Rob Mellor

      Apr 23, 2018

    • June Reece

      June Reece

      Apr 23, 2018

      £10.00

    • Al Webb

      Al Webb

      Apr 22, 2018

      Great cause, best of luck on the challenge too!

      £50.00

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    Beccles, UK

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