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Brian MacKenzie

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£140raised of £1,000 target by 7 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help towards getting Jacob Scrimshaw an arm by running the Great North Run

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Hi I'm after a little bit of help and support people to make a little boys dream come true. Those who know me know im not a runner or an athlete but I am going to run and complete the Great North Run this year to try and raise some money towards getting my daughters friend Jacob Scrimshaw an arm to make his life a little easier. Please take a minute to read below about Jacob's story

Jacob is 4 years old and was born 8 weeks premature and without his left arm. He started primary school in September so he has had to deal with a lot of new experiences and although he has a great network of friends he went to preschool with who know Jacob very well, he has met lots of new children who have never seen anyone like Jacob before and sometimes ask lots of questions. This is fine because children are inquisitive but sometimes it all gets a bit too much for him to deal with. The time has come where he has decided he wants to be like everyone else and have 2 arms! He is the most amazing fun loving boy who will have a go at anything! He amazes us everyday with the things he can do but he has started to become upset and sad about only having one arm. There are limited options for a prosthetic arm for him in the UK as he doesn't have an elbow joint, so we are going to have to go to USA. The arm he needs is quite complex as he needs to have an elbow joint and it will be body powered to give him movement. Jacob doesn't receive any form of disability funding therefore family and friends are fundraising in any way they can to try and help raise the £25,000 he needs to get to the USA for his first consultation and first arm.

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    • Lez Hant

      Lez Hant

      Jul 4, 2019

      Look North last night good luck


    • Peter & Christine

      Peter & Christine

      Jul 3, 2019

      Well done Brian and team. We saw your ride on Look North and, with grand-kids of our own, want to support what you are doing.


    • Jeff Roden

      Jeff Roden

      Jul 3, 2019

      Saw your story on Look North tonight. Good luck with the fund raising.


    • Kathryn Norris

      Kathryn Norris

      Feb 17, 2019

      Best of luck Brian 👍🏼👍🏼


    • Robert Goodwin

      Robert Goodwin

      Feb 14, 2019

      All best Brian Jacob will be proud off you from Bob & Jane 👍🏻😘


    • Jacqueline Addison

      Jacqueline Addison

      Feb 9, 2019

      Good luck Brian. I’m sure you will do Jason proud and help to get his new arm to achieve his full potential. 🐝 🏃‍♂️ xx


    • Laura Burchill

      Laura Burchill

      Feb 8, 2019

      You will be fine Brian - bit of extra training and you'll be up to that distance in no time - a very worthy cause!


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