Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund a vehicle which is vital for Twyla and her amazing parents live her life to its fullest.
- 27 days to go
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Help Twyla - a unique child - live a better life
Twyla is a happy five year old girl, diagnosed soon after birth with a life limiting condition, one of just 1200 people worldwide. The very rare metabolic condition, known as CDG, means she cannot talk, sit unaided, crawl or walk because her muscle tone, sight and speech are so badly affected. She also struggles with several types of seizure, including apnoea, where she stops breathing without warning, meaning oxygen and breathing equipment must be carried wherever she goes.
When first diagnosed doctors predicted she wouldn't live beyond the age of two. But Twyla is a fighter and has two devoted and loving parents. Neville, her dad, gave up work to make sure she gets the 24 hour care she needs. Charlene is a working mum, who spends any spare time raising awareness about CDG. To meet the three of them is to be touched by their determination.
Animal Antiks met Twyla for the first time in early 2016 and staff were so taken with her strength and character that they agreed to work with her free of charge, whenever she was well enough to visit the farm. Everyone looks forward to those visits and the time she spends with the animals is amazing therapy for her - whether that's stroking a chicken or a dog, or riding a pony.
Now Twyla is five she's too heavy to lift in and out of the family car, so attending school, visiting Animal Antiks or enjoying short family breaks, will become impossible unless Neville and Charlene can get a vehicle adapted for wheelchair access and big enough to carry breathing equipment and everything else Twyla needs. The deposit alone for such a vehicle is £5,000 - can you help?
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Aug 17, 2018
Aug 6, 2018
To a beautiful family - sorry we couldn't be there on the day x
Penny St. Lawrence
Jul 30, 2018
It is a pleasure to contribute towards helping this lovely family, who face unimaginable problems every day with courage and quiet determination, and are pleasant and considerate to all around them.
Jul 21, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
best regards & wishes
Jul 20, 2018
Good luck Twyla, Charlene & Neville!! I hope you get the funds you need! All the best!
Jul 17, 2018
Best of luck getting what you need for your daughter
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