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

    Weʼve raised £2,886 to help us get Calum his Tiny Trax mobility Scooter

    Location
    East Lothian
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    Funded on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

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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 buchanan1 year ago
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      claire buchanan

      1 year ago

      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 buchanan1 year ago
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      claire buchanan

      1 year ago

      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 buchanan1 year ago
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      claire buchanan

      1 year ago

      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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    50

    • 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

    • karen clark

      karen clark

      Jan 29, 2017

      Wish I could donate the full lot, really hope you raise all the funds. Good luck xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 28, 2017

      £1,000.00

    • JANICE MORAN

      JANICE MORAN

      Dec 25, 2016

      £100.00

    • claire heenan

      claire heenan

      Dec 24, 2016

      Good luck with your fund raising! Rather than send cards we have donated to you and another cause. Merry Christmas!🎄

      £10.00

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