Weʼre raising £500 to buy Dylan an exercise bike and to put towards a new wheelchair
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Dylan is my nephew. In July last year Dylan was playing on a tree swing and he fell off it.
As a result of that fall, Dylan is now wheelchair bound most of the time.
This freak accident compromised the supply of blood to his hip joint and his hip bone has perished. Dylan is 14. He can't have a hip replacement until he is fully grown at 25.
Dylan is now unable to play football and run around. He has had to miss out on school trips and days out with his mates. He is in a considerable amount of pain most of the time.
Dylans hospital consultant has said that riding a bike could help. Riding a bike would be good for him both physically and mentally. The risk of going over a bump and falling off a bike is too high though.
So, with the consultants blessing, I want to raise enough money to buy Dylan an exercise bike. A really good one. A static one that will sit in his house that he can use regularly.
In exchange for donations, I am going to swim 2 kilometres. That is 100 lengths of a 20 metre pool. The most I have managed to do in the past is 40.
I will swim this in the first week of June - I need a few weeks to get my fitness levels up and to practice swimming (I am not a natural swimmer and have never had a swimming lesson!).
We would appreciate your donation so much.
Thank you :-)
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- 24 days ago
Sarah McGill24 days ago
Wow. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated towards getting Dylan an exercise bike. There is a lot of love out there for him and for Sian and Andy. 107% of the £500 target had already been raised which means that not only can we buy a super duper exercise bike but we can put money towards a new wheelchair. The wheelchair that Dylan currently has is awful he can’t push himself (it was bought as a temporary one until they knew more about whether or not he needed one permanently.) I went for a swim today. 40 lengths. It was hard!!!
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May 7, 2019
Good luck to you, I hope you raise plenty for your nephew to have the best possible quality of life x
May 4, 2019
Well done Sar, so proud of you. xx
May 2, 2019
Good luck with the big swim 🏊♂️
G & L xx
May 1, 2019
Good luck lovely xx
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