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    Weʼve raised £8,815 to Meg needs a special wheelchair. she has aggresive Friedricks ataxia... i have to do this, i am her dad.... london to paris bike ride 2017

    Maidstone, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 14th June 2017

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    Megan is 14 and she is my daughter, she was diagnosed with Friedrech’s Ataxia only 9 months ago and is already dependant on a wheelchair. She has now been told that it seems to be far more aggressive than has been suggested and will need fully aided living and fully automated wheelchair within the next year.

    She is an amazing little girl and I am so proud of her…. Not only is she 14 and going through everything that a teenager goes through but she has to deal with this. She has arranged and run a couple of Tea Party fundraisers to help afford what she needs and although new symptoms seem to be popping up monthly she stays positive and focus on being normal young lady.

    I cant just do nothing, I cant stop thinking that I did this and now I cant help BUT what I can do is raise awareness, raise the profile of FA and try to get some clinical tests, or get meg out to the states where there is an awesome group called FARA who specialise in this and I must ensure we have the money to help Ataxia UK and help meg get what she needs to get around and continue to grow as a young lady with her life ahead of her
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    FA is a rare inherited disease that causes nervous system damage and movement problems. It usually begins in childhood and leads to impaired muscle coordination (ataxia) that only worsens over time. Although rare, FA is the most common form of hereditary ataxia, affecting about 1 in every 150,000 people The first symptom to appear is usually difficulty walking. Generally over 10 or 20 years the ataxia will gradually worsen and will slowly spread to the arms and the trunk. Other features include loss of tendon reflexes, especially in the knees and ankles which will disable the ability to walk over time. Slowness and slurring of speech develops and will get progressively worse. Many individuals with later stages of FA develop hearing and vision loss and heart issues and in later stages of the disease individuals may become completely incapacitated.

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    • Richard Bradford3 years ago
      Richard Bradford

      Richard Bradford

      3 years ago

      Amazing that so many people are supporting...

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    • Richard Bradford3 years ago
      Richard Bradford

      Richard Bradford

      3 years ago

      Incredible how generous people have been only 70 quid off 7k now....

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    • Richard Bradford3 years ago
      Richard Bradford

      Richard Bradford

      3 years ago

      Somehow we will find a way to thank each and every one of our supporters... thx so much

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    3 years ago

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    Supporters

    134

    • richard crawley

      richard crawley

      Jun 7, 2017

      Best of luck

      £10.00

    • Michelle Smith

      Michelle Smith

      May 29, 2017

      Best of luckSending Meg a huge hug for her courage and determination. A remarkable young lady

      £20.00

    • Paul Black

      Paul Black

      May 22, 2017

      Good luck Richard.

      £50.00

    • Timothy Sykes

      Timothy Sykes

      May 22, 2017

      Good luck to you all and happy landing!!

      £200.00

    • Mark Toseland, Design Print Management (dpm) Ltd

      Mark Toseland, Design Print Management (dpm) Ltd

      May 22, 2017

      Good luck Richard

      £200.00

    • Neil Pacey

      Neil Pacey

      May 20, 2017

      Good luck mate. You all deserve it, you've done the training, I've seen all your FB posts, now go and smash the ride!!

      £20.00

    • Mike Jarman

      Mike Jarman

      May 20, 2017

      £50.00

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    Richard Bradford

    Richard Bradford

    Maidstone, United Kingdom

    Megan is 14, she was diagnosed with Friedrech’s Ataxia only 9 months ago she needs a v special wheelchair and i am going to ride from London to Pairs in September to raise 10k so i can buy it for her.... I have to do this,.... i am her dad.... please support me now.

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