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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help towards the cost of adapting the family home following David's diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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David Gardiner was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in August 2016. David is married to Tracey and they have three children, Aimee, Jak & Aaron.

We initially set up a fundraising page to help towards the cost of a fantastic family holiday for the family to create everlasting memories - this was achieved and they had an amazing holiday to Florida in October 2016.

The time has now come for the family home to be adapted in preparation for David's mobility issues. The house needs to be adapted to make it wheelchair accessible and the installation of a wet room is also going to be required. It would be fantastic if we could raise some funds to go towards the mounting costs of these adaptations. Whilst the local council help towards some of these costs, they only provide a proportion of funding towards the installation of a wetroom. They provide no help towards converting the house to create a bedroom downstairs which of course David will need so desperately.

Motor Neurone Disease is a rare condition that progressively damages parts of the nervous system. This leads to muscle weakness, often with visible wasting.

Motor Neurone Disease occurs when specialist nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurones stop working properly. This is known as neurodegeneration.

Motor neurones control important muscle activity, such as:

gripping
walking
speaking
swallowing
breathing

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    • Susan Elms

      Susan Elms

      Dec 20, 2016

      So sorry to hear about this, hope this helps. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x

      £30.00

    • carla lindsay

      carla lindsay

      Dec 19, 2016

      Dave, thinking of you and your family and sending love and positive thoughts to you all.Carla xx

      £30.00

    • Martin Rennie

      Martin Rennie

      Dec 12, 2016

      Sad to hear of someone with this terrible illness. Im a friend of Gus Wilson who's been working to raise funds. I hope in some way this small donation can help things a little better.

      £500.00

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    Dawn Carmichael

    Dawn Carmichael

    Livingston, United Kingdom

    I am a friend and colleague of David's wife Tracey. We work on the same ward in the local hospital.

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