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£14,105
raised of £10,000 target by 209 supporters

    Weʼve raised £14,105 to Help our son get his life back after being diagnosed with Gluten Ataxia at the age of 19.

    Leeds
    Funded on Friday, 17th November 2023

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    Story

    Kurtis was a fit and healthy teenager with a great future in front of him. He was at University, working part time and playing football. In April 2021 his life changed as he was diagnosed with Gluten Ataxia. After having no symptoms of Coeliac disease he suddenly had symptoms as if he had had a stroke. Slurring his words, trouble with his balance and motor skills. After numerous hospital appointments, blood tests, CT scans, PET scans, lumber punctures he was finally diagnosed with this debilitating disease.

    Initially we were told by Professor Marios Hadjivassiliou at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield that as soon as Kurtis was on a totally gluten free diet he should get back to how he was. Unfortunately we have now found out that this is not the case. His gut has been so badly damaged by gluten causing antibodies that have affected the cerebral part of his brain. After an appointment in April this year we were told the devastating news that Kurtis will not get better.

    He cannot walk properly, unaided. His speech and memory have both been affected. He has had to stop work and has lost a lot of his social life. He is still able to continue at University and has the help from Student Disability Services.

    We now want to raise money to help with his future. Private speech therapy appointments are very expensive and we want Kurtis to be able to access any other medical help he can get, whatever that may be.

    My Managing Director, Keith Sadler and 7 other colleagues are taking part in the Tough Mudder North 2023 on 10th September 2023. All proceeds from this will be paid directly to Kurtis to help with his rehabilitation and future care. An amazing gesture from these men who, let's face it are not the fittest or fastest guys on the planet!

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    • Paul Haley 10 months ago
      Paul Haley

      Paul Haley

      10 months ago

      After the deduction of fees from J G we have a total of £13683 donated. A further £1050.00 was raised individually by Liam Sadler which brings the total to £14783.00.. We will be doing more fundraising next year to keep helping Kurtis. We have found a specialist physio for him and his speech therapy is doing really well so the money is being used for such great things. Kurtis wants to say a big thank you to everyone, he is overwhelmed, as are we. It is his 22nd birthday next week so a massive Happy Birthday Kurtis. Xxxx

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    • Paul Haley 11 months ago
      Paul Haley

      Paul Haley

      11 months ago

      Tomorrow is the tough Mudder day. Good luck to all the guys doing the course. We are totally indebted to you all. Kurtis, Cath & myself will be waiting at the finish line with some well deserved refreshments. We will be supporting you every step of the way. Good luck 😉

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    • Paul Haley 1 year ago
      Paul Haley

      Paul Haley

      1 year ago

      Kurtis would like to say a massive thank you for everyone’s generosity. We are still hoping to get more funds to help with his future but what we have already is amazing. Looking forward to the Tough Mudder on the 10th September. Xx

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    Supporters

    209

    • Zara Khan

      Zara Khan

      Oct 3, 2023

      £10.00

    • PVC-UK

      PVC-UK

      Sep 30, 2023

      £600.00

    • Dave sadler

      Dave sadler

      Sep 28, 2023

      Donations for tough mudder thanks everyone

      £110.00

    • Philippa Howitt-Wotton

      Philippa Howitt-Wotton

      Sep 22, 2023

      Well done guys, Kurtis is a great lad xx

      £30.00

    • Stephen chapman

      Stephen chapman

      Sep 15, 2023

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 15, 2023

    • Val Redfern

      Val Redfern

      Sep 13, 2023

      £20.00

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    Paul Haley

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    My M.D Keith Sadler and Adam Sadler, Dave Sadler, Liam Sadler, Mike Bratts, Leigh Morrison, Liam Barns and Peter Trowman are doing the Tough Mudder North West 2023, on the 10th September 2023. All proceeds go to help Kurtis in his rehabilitation and supportting his future.

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