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Weʼre raising £200 to to raise money for equipment and any thing necessary to help Orla Jane.

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Orla Jane Melvin was born in August 2011. At only 2 weeks old she was diagnosed as having hydrocephalous which stemmed from a condition known as congenital toxoplasmosis. An operation to insert a shunt in her head at just 2 weeks old saved her life but the resulting injury to her brain has left Orla with various complications. Orla cannot consume liquids orally and has difficulty swallowing so receives her nutrition and daily medication through a gastric tube. The injury has also left her non-ambulant and she has limited movement in all four of her limbs. Toxoplasmosis is known to affect sight and Orla has been diagnosed as being partially sighted almost completely blind in one eye and impaired vison in the other. A lasting effect of her brain injury is that she suffers from epileptic seizures and requires round the clock care. As well as all these physical limitations it has affected her ability to learn and communicate.

Orla has just turned 7 in August, and despite all that she has to cope with on a daily basis Orla wakes up every day with a smile and her cheeky personality brings love and laughter to those fortunate enough spend time with her. She has become a little chatterbox, who tells everyone her name, and asks how they are. She likes to get her nails painted and loves chocolate.

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    35

    • Thomas Oneill

      Thomas Oneill

      Oct 5, 2018

      Well done Claire your a star xx Tam &Susan

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 1, 2018

      ClaireVery proud of you. It is easy to donate but very difficult to run 13.1 miles.Con gratulationsGranda

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 1, 2018

      Brilliant Claire! Fantastic cause and I’m extremely proud of you! X

      £30.00

    • Laura O'Neill

      Laura O'Neill

      Oct 1, 2018

      Well Done Claire!❤️

      £10.00

    • Michelle

      Michelle

      Sep 30, 2018

      Well done Claire! What you have done for our niece is amazing. Thank you! Michelle and Rob x

      £20.00

    • Kris f

      Kris f

      Sep 30, 2018

      Congratulations on a brilliant achievement, very proud x

      £22.00

    • Pauline Tolmie

      Pauline Tolmie

      Sep 30, 2018

      Well done Claire xx

      £10.00

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