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£11,023raised of £10,999 target by 441 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,023 to get Kye a Bionic hand! :)

    Leighton Buzzard, UK
    Funded on Monday, 1st October 2018

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    Story

    On 6th March, despite being vaccinated, Kye was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington after contracting Menningococcal Septicaemia C when his baby sister Layla was just 6 days old.

    After a 10 month stay in hospital, unfortunately Kye became a quadruple amputee after previously being a fit and healthy 8 year old boy and had numerouse operations/procedures, extensive rehabilitation and is on lifelong medication.

    Kye is an amazing boy and has strived despite the obvious obstables placed in front of him. He walks to school with his friends using his prosthetic legs and leads as normal life as possible. However he does encounter several challenges in terms of holding items that we all take for granted such as opening doors, toileting, holding cups etc...

    We are looking to raise money to purchase Kye a bionic arm from an award winning company named 'Open Bionics', who are a Bristol-based robotics company developing assistive devices for amputees.

    Link to their website;
    https://openbionics.com

    By using a bionic arm from a young age, this strengthens the muscle capability so Kye will have better control in the future. The bionic arm will be adjustable, allowing for growth, and includes one complete refit every 18 months until Kye is 16 (he is currently 10).

    Costs Involved;

    2-year premium warranty is £999.

    The bionic arm will be £11,000 +
    This price includes the bionic arm, as well as consultations, scans and fittings at a private clinic.

    Unfortunately, this type of bionic arm is not currently stocked through the NHS, probably due to the cost and therefore there is no other option but to go private. The prostethic arms on the NHS are of a poor standard.

    Prostethetics are always expensive due to the demand being small compared to the amount of children/adults with limbs.

    If you want to see Kyes progress and journey follow his Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/superherokye/

    Your support will be so appreciated. Please help give Kye a help-in-HAND :)

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      Luke Baxter

      8 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 9/24/2018 4:27 PM

    Supporters

    441

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2018

      £15.00

    • Corinna Fehr

      Corinna Fehr

      Sep 19, 2018

      So strong and brave!

      £5.00

    • Aaron Fehr

      Aaron Fehr

      Sep 19, 2018

      Good Luck xxx

      £60.00

    • Lowdown UK

      Lowdown UK

      Sep 19, 2018

      Just want to wish the best of luck to Kye from all of the LowdownUK crew and a massive thank you to all our followers that have donated!

      £150.00

    • Przemek Glodek

      Przemek Glodek

      Sep 19, 2018

      Nearly there! Only a little bit I can donate but any thing helps and I believe we can raise the money to help you! #LowdownUK

      £30.00

    • April Scott

      April Scott

      Sep 19, 2018

      From stance Addictz

      £20.00

    • Rg building & landscape services ltd

      Rg building & landscape services ltd

      Sep 19, 2018

      Happy to help and good luck raising the rest of the funds

      £100.00

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    Luke Baxter

    Luke Baxter

    Leighton Buzzard, UK

    On 6th March 2016 Kye was admitted to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington after contracting Meningococcal Septicaemia C when his baby sister Layla was just 6 days old. After a 10 month stay in hospital unfortunately Kye became a quadruple amputee.

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