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£2,886raised of £6,000 target by 50 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to help us get Calum his Tiny Trax mobility Scooter

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East Lothian
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We are asking for your help in raising funds to get our son Calum a Tiny Trax Mobility Chair. We have been advised this will cost us just short of £6000.

Calum was born 14 weeks premature and from day one he has amazed us with his strength to overcome every hurdle thrown at him.

Calum sustained severe brain damage to the motor section of his brain due to complications of being born so early.

Without overloading you with medical terms I wanted to keep it as simple as possible to explain what's going on.

Calum has a blocked ventricular otherwise known as hydrocephalus. This means his head is unable to drain fluid naturally resulting in severe swelling.

Due to this, his first year resulted in repeated admissions to intensive care and high dependency wards. He also had to have life saving operations to install a shunt into his brain to reduce the swelling. He will require this for life.

As a result of this condition he has also been diagnosed with sight impairment and Cerebral Palsy.

Over the last couple of years it has become more evident that Calum isn't reaching his milestones and he has very limited mobility. Most obvious to us is that he is not able to use the right side of his body to its full extent.

Calum was provided with a self propelled chair from the NHS but due to his restricted movement he ultimately just kept going round in circles!

Calum is the most fun loving, happy little boy who just wants to play with his siblings and friends but is restricted due to his conditions and we truly believe that by getting him the Tiny Trax Chair (he's already took it for a test run) we could be giving him the independence he truly deserves!

The Tiny Trax Chair is £5995 and will last him until he's 8-10 years old depending on his weight.

Please support our family with whatever donations you can and if you would like more information on the chair please check out the Tiny Trax website

Claire & Scott

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  • claire buchanan

    claire buchanan

    3 months ago

    claire buchanan

    Hi guys hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. Some of you may have noticed we have extended calums page. The reason for this is there is fundraising taking place at present and we are in the process of arranging a few things for end of January and February. We would prefer all funds to be put on calums page for everyone to see and it's also the easiest way to keep everyone up to date. Again thanks to everyone who has help donate xxx

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    claire buchanan

    3 months ago

    claire buchanan

    Hey guys. Massive thanks for all the donations. We're hoping to have all the funds raised by February. Once the page finishes the funds will go straight into a holding account until we have raised the full amount. I'll keep everyone updated on fundraising events that are being planned for after Christmas and also the outcome of the applications put forward to charity to help make up the total. Again thanks for everyone generosity xxx

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    claire buchanan

    4 months ago

    claire buchanan

    Morning everyone. Many thanks again for all your help. We received calum quote yesterday. The total for his chair will be £5990.00. We are hoping to have this ordered by mid to end of February. Although the page closes at the end of the month we will continue to fundraiser until all the funds are available or alternatively there are some charity that we have applied to that may be able to help make up the difference. Again a huge thank for all your help guys xxx

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4 months ago

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  • Ashley Callaghan

    Ashley Callaghan

    Feb 9, 2017

    £10.00

  • Ashley Callaghan

    Ashley Callaghan

    Feb 9, 2017

    £10.00

  • Emma Lavin

    Emma Lavin

    Jan 29, 2017

    I hope you get the funds raised ASAP! Much luv ❤️

    £10.00

claire buchanan

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