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raised of £30,000 target by 342 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 to help pay for little George’s medical needs which aren’t covered by NHS

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This is George

He’s three and a half. He was born genetically blind. He also had a stroke when he was a baby.

He is non-verbal and can’t walk unaided.

He has a rare syndrome, with a high risk of kidney failure. He has also recently been diagnosed as autistic and intellectually disabled.

George is also a magnificent, enchanting little human - funny and fierce. No one tells George what to do! He’s a warrior - a wilful, charming, spirited ninja.

He finds pleasure in simplicity, such as a breeze and the sound of birds. George is just in the moment completely.

For his family, the last few years have been painful as the diagnoses came one after the other. George’s mother Ebony, says, “Having a disabled child is an on-going mourning process, swinging wildly from blind optimism to denial, from being so grateful for what he can do to despair about what he can’t. Some days I’m filled with hope and faith, other days I will sob with grief at the loss of the future we wanted for our child. During the last three and a half years, we have experienced more love, connection, support and kindness than we ever knew existed. We are adapting to change, learning Braille and seeing the world through George’s eyes. We’ve overcome shockwaves off the Richter scale and we’ve come out stronger, braver and full of overwhelming, gravity-defying love.”

George and his family are kept very busy with appointments for the many services he needs. The physio, hydrotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics team, orthopaedics, visual impairment team, neurologist, nephrologist, geneticist, opthalmologist, sleep specialist, Conductive Education team, mobility team, the feeding and special dental team.

Still, George’s needs are wide-ranging and expensive, and the family could benefit from respite. Additional therapies, such as the neurological physio ABM, are slowly helping him develop his weak right side. Acupuncture with a stroke specialist ensures his right side is more relaxed and functioning and helps with his speech. The family also sees a functional medical practitioner and nutritionist who helps with his autism and neurological issues, and can check his needs and deficiencies. These and other therapies make a huge difference to George’s everyday life.

We are coming together to raise fund and support this amazingly brave family.

We would love for you to join us in supporting George and his family

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  • Ebony Gilbert4 months ago
    Ebony Gilbert

    Ebony Gilbert

    4 months ago

    Today, thanks to all of you wonderful people, George was seen privately at the London Orthotics Clinic. He had a full assessment, scans and casting done. The amazing Dr thinks George will find it much easier to walk with this. We should have his new full leg splint with knee support and some new insoles just in time for little man starting school hopefully. It will be so worth it to get him more confidence and strength with his legs. The cost for all of this is £1200 so this has been a huge help! Thank you! https://georgegoesnuclear.co.uk

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  • Ebony Gilbert6 months ago
    Ebony Gilbert

    Ebony Gilbert

    6 months ago

    Our lovely fundraising team are doing a nuclear fitness day for George! Here is the link if you’d like to get involved or come along or sponsor them. George goes Nuclear! 💥 https://www.facebook.com/groups/383837439154376/

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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 10/11/2019 11.06

Supporters

342

  • Paul Harris

    Paul Harris

    Oct 11, 2019

    Well done Lizzie

  • Jodie Carson

    Jodie Carson

    Oct 9, 2019

    Debbie - well done you! Such a worthy cause ❤️

    £20.00

  • Terry Tyres

    Terry Tyres

    Oct 9, 2019

    Monies raised by Terry George (TYRES)

    £425.00

  • Toni

    Toni

    Sep 27, 2019

    Well done Gem, great cause.Love Toni and Myles x

    £30.00

  • Lauren Blackhall on behalf of Ava Mae Shaw

    Lauren Blackhall on behalf of Ava Mae Shaw

    Sep 26, 2019

    Well done Ava Mae Shaw on your Nuclear race for George. Sending lots of love to George's amazing family!

    £300.00

  • Patsy parrott

    Patsy parrott

    Sep 25, 2019

    Best wishes little man x

    £20.00

  • Derek Farmer @ Saffron Insurance

    Derek Farmer @ Saffron Insurance

    Sep 25, 2019

    Well Done to everyone who took part from JCS Developments (Jcs Developments Insurance Broker - Derek @ Saffron Insurance

    £200.00

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