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£5,686raised of £25,000 target by 113 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,686 to help an amazing lady diagnosed with motor neurones disease receive stem cell therapy.

    Location
    Telford, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

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    Story

    Steve refers to Gaynor as the love of his life. They were childhood sweethearts who started dating when they were in school aged 15. They have been together ever since (42 years), they have two wonderful sons, and are expecting their 2nd grandchild imminently.

    Gaynor had a busy life full of friends, family and fun. Working hard and enjoying the simple rewards life has to offer. During summer 2015 Gaynor developed a numbness in her forearm, by winter 2015 she was having difficulties walking and driving.

    In the last few weeks of summer 2016 Gaynor has been given the devastating diagnosis of Motor Neurones Disease (MND).
    A progressive disease that attacks the motor neurons (nerves) in the spinal cord and the brain. This causes the messages to fail in reaching their destination, causing the muscles weaken and gradually waste.
    As a result the individual becomes unable to walk, speak, eat, drink or breath. There is no cure.
    Imagine how you would feel if this was your mother, wife, daughter, aunty, sister, grandmother, friend.

    For Gaynor's husband, children, grandchildren, sisters and friends the sadness is all consuming.

    This horrible disease takes lives too soon, but stem cell therapy can slow down the progression. Stem cell therapy can protect remaining functioning motor neurons and encourage them to grow in numbers. This is sadly NOT funded by our NHS.
    During the summer of 2014 nearly all of us poured buckets of iced water over ourselves to raise money for this disease and most likely we had no personal link to MND/ALS.

    Gaynor is real and in need of your help and support.

    Can you please help us raise enough money to allow this beautiful lady to have stem cell therapy so she may enjoy as much time as possible with her family and friends.

    Updates

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    • Lynnette Harper

      Lynnette Harper

      4 months ago

      Lynnette Harper

      I am and I know Gaynor and her family are overwhelmed at the kindness and support shown during the first few days of this page. To have reached 10% of our target in such a short space of time is truly amazing. I wish I could thank you all personally and individually,( but I don't know how to) THANK YOU, keep sharing xx

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    • Lynnette Harper

      Lynnette Harper

      4 months ago

      Lynnette Harper

      An amazing first day, thank you so much for everyone who has donated and shared. Gaynor is deeply moved by the support she is being given. There are a couple ideas bouncing around our minds at the moment, from sponsored walks and car boot sales will all money raised coming here. Any ideas will be considered so please don't be shy and please dig deep x

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    4 months ago

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    Supporters

    113

    • Mrs Wallace

      Mrs Wallace

      Nov 12, 2016

      Mrs Wallace

      £10.00

    • alison cairney

      alison cairney

      Nov 11, 2016

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 10, 2016

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Lynnette Harper

    Lynnette Harper

    Telford, United Kingdom

    A Gift For Gaynor

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