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£2,067raised of £2,000 target by 91 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,067 to raise money to get Olly an Eyegaze system

    Location
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    Story

    Olly is 5 years old and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
    He doesn't have any functional use of his arms or legs and can't talk.
    Olly tries very hard to communicate in other ways but this can be very frustrating as it is not always easy for us to know what he is trying to tell us.
    Recently Olly tried out a Tobi Eye Gaze system. This allows him to select items from a screen by looking at them, he used it in the trial for playing games.
    There is hope that this could be used to be as a way of allowing Olly to communicate with us.
    Having an eye gaze would open up Olly's world massively, be that by being able to independently play basic games or by learning to communicate with those around him.
    Olly has been such a fighter all through his life and deserves the best chance but this is costly. The system Olly tried costs about £6000.
    That is why Charly (Olly's Mummy), Lucy (Olly's auntie) and Jo (Ollys carer and a great friend) have signed up to run the Bournemouth half marathon on 8th October.
    This is a huge challenge as none of us are runners but we all have the shared goal to do this for Olly!
    Friend and colleague of Charly, Suzanna, has also signed up to run for Olly. An experienced marathon runner, she has decided to run this time for Olly

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      • Alice Wilson

        Alice Wilson

        Oct 16, 2017

        Fantastic work, very many congratulations on your achievements and I hope Olly gets his Eyegaze very soon xx

        £26.00

      • Ged Donnelly

        Ged Donnelly

        Oct 13, 2017

        Good luck with it all Olly

        £20.00

      • Katharine Holgate

        Katharine Holgate

        Oct 13, 2017

        Well done Claire and co! Xxx

        £20.00

      • Dave Marsh

        Dave Marsh

        Oct 12, 2017

        All the best Olly, this should open up a new world for you

        £60.00

      • Heather Dobbs

        Heather Dobbs

        Oct 12, 2017

        Hope you get your voice at last Olly! I'm sure you've lots to say x

        £20.00

      • Becky Sare

        Becky Sare

        Oct 12, 2017

        £10.00

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        Anonymous

        Oct 11, 2017

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      Eye can run for Olly

      Eye can run for Olly

      Bournemouth, United Kingdom

      Charly, Lucy and Jo are not runners. we are all keen to complete this personal challenge to get fitter and raise money for a cause close to our hearts! Suzanna will also join in the fund raising efforts by running the full marathon Suzanna is a friend and colleague of Charly

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