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Closed 18/10/2017

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£820raised of £12,000 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £820 to fund an electric wheelchair

    Location
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 18th October 2017

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    Story

    This is our son Tommy he is 4 years old.
    Two days before Tommys 3rd birthday he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

    Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a muscle wasting disease affecting 1 in every 3500 male births
    Approximately 100 boys are born with DMD in the UK each year.

    Boys who have DMD experience progressive muscle weakness starting in the lower limbs
    between the ages of 6 and 11 there is a steady decline in muscle function confining them to wheelchairs by around the age of 12
    The upper body is then affected which causes heart and lung issues
    Life expectancy for a child diagnosed with DMD is currently 27
    But since Tommys diagnosis 19 months ago we have been given a lot of hope by the number of new treatments at clinical trial stage.
    There really is a lot of good work being done to try to find an adequate treatment for what is the biggest genetic killer of children worldwide.

    Tommy starts his (mainstream)school in September 2017
    He has been taking steroids for 6 months and we have seen massive physical gains but we are well aware these will not last forever as I have described above.
    At some point during his time at primary school he will to need to upgrade from his manual wheelchair to an electric one,along with the obvious physical aspect we feel it is also vital to Tommys independence and confidence to be able to move around freely rather than being pushed by mum/dad/carer.

    We hope you share our enthusiasm for Tommys independence and that you can help us raise the £12000 needed

    Thank you
    Rich and Sharon

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      11

      • Daniel Ingle

        Daniel Ingle

        Sep 15, 2017

        £20.00

      • Ron Walker

        Ron Walker

        Sep 11, 2017

        Will add more to this on payday - but good luck Rich, Emily’s said Tommy is a lovely little lad & all the best in getting to the target!

        £10.00

      • Paul cooper

        Paul cooper

        Sep 1, 2017

        All the best Rich and Sharon. I hope this goes a little way to helping you achieve your goal for Tommy and making his life a bit easier

        £30.00

      • Tracey Booy

        Tracey Booy

        Sep 1, 2017

        💙xx

        £100.00

      • Ben Golding

        Ben Golding

        Sep 1, 2017

        £20.00

      • Tim G

        Tim G

        Sep 1, 2017

        £10.00

      • melanie casson

        melanie casson

        Jun 28, 2017

        Bake Sale Money!!! ❤️❤️❤️

        £300.00

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