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Weʼre raising £500 to Help my cousin pay for an operation to enable her to walk unaided. She was born partially blind and has cerebral palsey.

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Me and my best friend Michael Child have signed up to do the 10 mile version of Tough Mudder in September this year. We are doing this to fundraise for my cousin who is in need of an operation to ensure she doesn't end up in a wheelchair. She is an absolute trooper and deserves all the help she can get. She could probably also do a better job of this obstacle course than us two combined.. Please read her story below.

My name is Shauney. I am 22 years old from Morecambe. I suffer from cerebral palsy that affects my lower limbs. I live with my mum and dad who help me with day to day life.

Myself and my twin sister Hollie are the best of friends. Our dream is for me to be able to walk along side her without discomfort or breathlessness and do things together that we currently cannot do as cerebral palsy restricts my movement.

Every day life is a challenge as just walking to the shops across the road with my crutches is challenging. This simple walk can sometimes feel like a marathon as I am having to work much harder than an able bodied person.

Unfortunately when it was time for us to start High School I could not go to the same as she did as they couldn't accommodate my needs. I went to a school a few miles away, but while there I was badly bullied day after day just because I was different. It really started to affect my self-confidence.

It then became so bad I considered taking my own life but there was something stopping me and that was the love and support of my family. Then we made the decision to take me out of that school and send me to a specialist school.

As I grew older the harder it is to walk. I have been told if I don't have this operation soon I will end up in a wheelchair permanently. This is devastating news to me and my family. I just want to be independent like everyone else my age.

I need a life changing operation called SDR that is not available on the NHS but is performed in the UK by a few hospitals. This operation will cost £45,000 including intensive physiotherapy afterwards for up to 2 years. I have recently been told I will be one of the first at my age to be operated on here in the UK.

This operation could change my life for the better as I would be able to walk unaided and along side my twin sister without pain. Thank you for your support.

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    • Vikki Gill

      Vikki Gill

      Feb 14, 2019

      Bloody good luck Chris on the run and I hope you get to your target funds to help Shauney raise what she needs :)


    • Louise Crewe

      Louise Crewe

      Feb 14, 2019

      This story made me really emotional. I really hope Shauney gets her operation! Good luck with the event Chris


    • Si Mickle

      Si Mickle

      Feb 13, 2019

      Kudos chief!


    • Laura Taylor

      Laura Taylor

      Feb 13, 2019

      Good luck Chris! X


    • Derek Walmsley

      Derek Walmsley

      Feb 13, 2019

      Best wishes in your fundraising for a very worthy cause


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