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Weʼre raising £5,000 to To raise funds in support of the Get Cameron Communicating Campaign. Initial target was £3000 - help us reach the next milestone please x

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Story

My name is Cameron Mitchell and I live in Carlisle, Cumbria.

When I was about 1 my mum and dad were told that my brain wasn't growing and developing like other children my age. No one really knew why but everyone was hopeful that 1 day I would be able to do all the things other kids my age did. It was quite a scary time for us all and I had to see lots of doctors and other clever people.

I am now 15 and unfortunately I never did manage to do all those things my friends and little brother can do. I am permanently in a wheelchair and have had to have lots of operations of my spine and my hips. I have to be fed by a tube in my tummy and need someone to look after me all the time as I have fits too

I live with my mum and my little brother, and see my dad and my step mum at weekends and family when I can. I shout out loud a lot but no one understands what I'm trying to tell them because, you see, I can't speak! I can't really communicate anything other than smiling when I'm happy and crying when I am in pain.

I have never ever been able to say hi mum and this makes HER very sad.

The special school I go to have tried very hard to help me communicate using my hands on switches but this is hard for me as I can't control my hands and my brain screams move but my hands don't listen and this makes ME sad.

School have started to help me use some equipment called eye gaze and I'm very slowly being able to use this to make little things happen on the computer screen - it's good fun too :-)

My mum wants to buy some similar equipment that I can use every day at home but it costs a lot of money - over £3000, probably more like £7000 to get the most appropriate to my needs - so my family are going to do lots of fund raising to help with this.

I hope that people will help me because one day in the future I'd love to be able to say on a computer screen HI MUM I LOVE YOU X

Thank you for reading my story and for helping

Love

Master Cameron Luke Mitchell - age 15

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  • Nicola Clulow

    Nicola Clulow

    15 days ago

    Nicola Clulow

    Cameron was assessed for the eye gaze equipment on Wednesday and worked amazingly well with it. It's not easy focussing on a point on a screen when you are fighting with involuntary movements of your head, arms and body but he seemed to really enjoy the session! :-) The package that will work best for Cameron will cost initially £7,500 plus further software costs around £200 each - but we will only purchase the basic software package initially With your continued support - we hope to have this early in the New Year Thanks for your help

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  • Nicola Clulow

    Nicola Clulow

    a month ago

    Nicola Clulow

    Just a brief note to say thank you for helping us to reach the initial target of £3000. The total cost of equipment and software is likely to cost over £7000 and could be as much as £10000. We didn't want to start the target too high and look greedy hence keeping it lower and increasing later ( Just giving suggest doing this). We are confident that the target ,, whatever it is, will be reached with everyone's help and support many thanks x

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  • Nicola Clulow

    Nicola Clulow

    a month ago

    Nicola Clulow

    You people are all truly amazing xxx

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  • Jonny Irvine

    Jonny Irvine

    Nov 29, 2016

    £200.00

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    M laidlaw

    Nov 24, 2016

  • Sarah Morton

    Sarah Morton

    Nov 24, 2016

    Good luck reaching your target x

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