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£1,700raised of £2,000 target by 28 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to make a difference to the life of Josh and his mum Hannah, who are living with the effects of an undiagnosed syndrome that Josh was born with

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Medway England

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Our Grandson, Josh, is one of about 6,000 disabled British children born every year who have no diagnosis for their condition – they make up around 40 per cent of all disabled children. They are often referred to as SWAN children – suffering from Syndrome Without A Name.
They may have significant learning difficulties, facial features such as low-set ears, heart conditions, vision problems and epilepsy. Many, like Josh, cannot walk, talk, or eat without assistance.

Problems vary enormously from child to child, and SWAN is not an illness in its own right. Experts believe these conditions are genetic. But each case is thought to be the only one of its kind, which makes a proper diagnosis – and prognosis – incredibly difficult.

Each is given the same utterly frustrating news by doctors: there is no way of knowing what the future may hold for their child. Treatment is a matter of fire-fighting, tackling problems as they arise. It is impossible to pre-empt difficulties because there are no previous cases to reference.

For Hannah and Josh, normal life is planned around a seemingly endless round of medical appointments.

Any funds raised will help to improve their quality of life between appointments.

Keeping a smile on Josh's face is our main goal.

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    28

    • Mark Hilsdon

      Mark Hilsdon

      Oct 31, 2017

      Well done Dave, from all at RSK.

      £500.00

    • Tom Taylor

      Tom Taylor

      Oct 27, 2017

      Well done mate, hope your bums recovered...

      £20.00

    • Tersus Consultancy

      Tersus Consultancy

      Oct 23, 2017

      Well done Dave, from all the team at Tersus.

      £100.00

    • Daniel Ketley

      Daniel Ketley

      Oct 20, 2017

      Well done Dave !!

      £20.00

    • Dave Wellard

      Dave Wellard

      Oct 6, 2017

      Well Done

      £20.00

    • James @ J&L Recruitment

      James @ J&L Recruitment

      Oct 4, 2017

      Good luck!!!! James @ J&L Asbestos Recruitment

      £50.00

    • MSL Recruitment

      MSL Recruitment

      Oct 4, 2017

      Good luck form all at MSL Recruitment

      £100.00

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    Dave Wellard

    Dave Wellard

    Medway England

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