Weʼre raising £200 to help Ollie's Army in their fight against Battens Disease
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Nige Norris, whom lets be honest, is not the youngest goat in the herd is walking the entire length (98 miles) of the Cheshire Ring in just 4 days all in aid of Ollie's Army.
Here's Ollie's mothers own words to explain..."The date was the 13th February 2015, a day that will stay with us forever. I can remember the colour of the walls, even the smell. As we sat in that small room with Ollie on his daddy’s knee we were told that our child has Battens Disease, that there is no cure and that life expectancy is between six and twelve years. Ollie was just four years old! Our world fell apart in that moment. We were told Battens Disease was so rare that they had never come across a child with it before".
Worse news was to follow. Only a few weeks later the family was to learn their little princess, Amelia, who had just turned 2 also had the disease. For the second time this families World fell apart!
Since then the family have been on an incredible journey and are still on that journey. Recently the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released the final evaluation document stating a treatment the children have been receiving (Cerliponase alfa) is now NOT recommended for treating CNL2 Batten Disease in the UK. This is despite NICE themselves acknowledging that the treatment improves children's quality of life and slows deterioration.
Ollie's family is one of the most incredible, inspiring, determined and loving families you could ever wish to meet. They'd be there for your family so it's only right that we are there for them! Thank-you.
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