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Weʼre raising £200 to To Buy essential equipment & to help fund long term medical care for Poppy, Also to help Macmillan with the amazing work they do!

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I am competing in the Edinburgh Marathon, climbing the 3 highest peaks in the UK, running in the Great North Run and the Manchester 10k to raise as much money for Poppy and Macmillan

Poppy is a typical 6 year old. However on the 21st September everything changed. Poppy was off school the day before with mild cold symptoms. The next morning she was unable to swallow and her right arm was paralyzed. By the time she arrived at the hospital the paralysis had progressed and over the course of 12 hours she was unable to move her neck, both upper limns; was unable to breathe for herself and was weak in her torso and both legs.

Test revealed that Poppy was suffering from Acute Flaccid Myelitis. This very rare condition is a complication of a common virus and causes damage to the spinal cord. This means the nerves taking messages form Poppy's brain to her muscles are not working. Unfortunately for Poppy the muscles effected are those controlling her speech, swallowing and breathing; as well as control of her limbs and facial muscles

Poppy's brain is completely unaffected so Poppy understands everything that is happening but is unable to speak. Her communication is reliant on her parents ability to lip read.

Poppy now requires 24 hour care. Her house has had adaptations to enable wheelchair access, hoists and other equipment. Fundraising would help Poppy and her parents massively making her life as comfortable as possible.

Fundraising is also hugely important to Macmillan. Without people doing events, running marathons, climbing mountains, and donating in all the other ways that you can, Macmillan wouldn’t exist. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.

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    • Gary Fortune

      Gary Fortune

      May 28, 2018

      Well done laa

      £10.00

    • Stephen Jones

      Stephen Jones

      May 15, 2018

      £30.00

    • Janet Taylor

      Janet Taylor

      May 15, 2018

      Good luck Chris xx

      £10.00

    • Joanne Cottam

      Joanne Cottam

      May 15, 2018

      I'm sure you'll smash them all babe 💪 love me and Oliver xxx

      £30.00

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