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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help us find a cure for AJ higgins

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Aj is 6 years old born on 22.06.2011 A gorgeous healthy baby boy in 2014 AJ was sadly diagnosed with a severe life shorting illness duchenne muscular dystrophy the day the doctors told us are gorgeous baby boy had DMD our hole life just fell apart we had never heard of this disease before and after doing some research we actually found out how very serious duchenne is

To say we were devastated is an understatement and it has taken many hours, days, weeks and now months, going on to years on a rollercoster of exhausting emotions, to try and even begin to come to terms with this.

There is currently no cure for DMD. There is a lot of research going on, lots of clinical trials and lots of people trying their hardest to find that cure and save our precious boys. As Ajs Mum I HAVE to know I am doing everything possible in the quest to make this happen.

So we have set this page up for our beautiful son Aj to help rasie awareness. Duchenne is not just a disability duchenne is a life shorting disease, a child as young as 3 years old has died from this illness and this is why we need your help and support so together we can raise awareness of duchenne muscular dystrophy in hope to find a cure not only for our AJ but for all the other children that have this horrible disease or even prevent it

DMD is a inherited genetic condition that gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability And shortened life.

DMD is a progressive condition, which means it gets worse over time. It often begins by affecting a particular group of muscles most commonly the leg muscles before affecting the muscles more widely.

eventually affect the heart or the muscles used for breathing. Most people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy face severe health problems by their late teens as the muscles of their heart and lungs weaken.

Duchenne MD – one of the most common and severe forms, it usually affects boys in early childhood; men with the condition will usually only live into their 20s

life-expectancy is improving. The right specialist healthcare and equipment can also make a significant difference to both quality and length of life.

AJ is just a normal, loving little boy who has no idea that his whole life has been affected by duchenne our hearts are broken for our gorgeous boy no child deserves to lose there life at a young age Are friends an family like to think positive an hope that one day someday there will be a cure found for our beautiful Aj and all the lovely little boys who suffer from this life shortening illness.🙏🏻🙏🏼

with your help and donations we can help fund new research to DMD, beat this awful disease and find a cure for Aj and all the other children that suffer from this life shorting ilness thank you for taking time to read Ajs story.

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    • Elizabeth Higgins

      Elizabeth Higgins

      May 25, 2018

      Hi Melissa we can't make it to the Charity Night but here is a donation. Good Luck. June, Laura and Betty Xxx


    • Tracey Kirlew

      Tracey Kirlew

      Feb 7, 2018

      Love you AJ xoxo


    • Jenna Richardson

      Jenna Richardson

      Nov 25, 2017


    • Claire Louise

      Claire Louise

      Nov 13, 2017

      Will donate more when home from my holiday goodluck AJ xx


    • Niamh mccourt

      Niamh mccourt

      Nov 10, 2017


    • Angela Lindsey

      Angela Lindsey

      Nov 8, 2017

      Best wishes for AJ!


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      Nikki r

      Nov 7, 2017


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