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    Weʼve raised £5,105 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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    Carlisle, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 25th December 2016

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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

      6 months ago

      Nicola Clulow

      thank you to everyone who contributed - this equipment will hopefully be life changing for Cameron xx

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    • Nicola Clulow

      Nicola Clulow

      6 months ago

      Nicola Clulow

      We have decided to close this fund raising page a little earlier than planned as we want to use the funds raised to order the equipment and pay the 1st instalment so that we can hopefully get it early in the new year. Please help us with 1 last push to get to target as we hadn't realised Just Giving take 5% in admin charges :-( every little helps xxxx

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    • Nicola Clulow

      Nicola Clulow

      7 months 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

      8 months 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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    Supporters

    144

    • Tina & Raymond McPhie

      Tina & Raymond McPhie

      Dec 23, 2016

      £20.00

    • Vicki

      Vicki

      Dec 22, 2016

      £5.00

    • Marie Laidlaw Kettrick

      Marie Laidlaw Kettrick

      Dec 21, 2016

      Nicola This is from tracey steele as she's not buying Xmas cards so gave me it to put in Cameron's pot x

      £10.00

    • Jillian Little

      Jillian Little

      Dec 13, 2016

      Good luck Nicola hope you get the results you all deserve xXx

      £10.00

    • k shaw

      k shaw

      Dec 13, 2016

      With best wishesKateMichelleEmmaSarahVanessa's friends xxx

      £20.00

    • Jane Rutherford

      Jane Rutherford

      Dec 13, 2016

      Waiting until Christmas is too long, bless you xx

      £100.00

    • Gill Clarke

      Gill Clarke

      Dec 13, 2016

      Hang in there!x

      £20.00

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    Nicola Clulow

    Nicola Clulow

    Carlisle, United Kingdom

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