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£6,185raised of £10,000 target by 320 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,185 to fund a powered wheelchair for 4 year old Fraser, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, to give him independence and improve his life.

    Billericay, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    Our son Fraser has a life-limiting condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which causes muscle weakness. The condition has no treatment and is 100% fatal.

    As a result of this, Fraser, now aged 4, has never been able to stand or walk independently and relies solely on a wheelchair to get around. Fraser has a manual chair which he requires an adult to push for him and is starting at mainstream school in September 2017 - a powered wheelchair with a rise and fall seat will change his life in so many ways - he will be able to be eye-level with his peers, get from A to B by himself and move around the playground to join in games with his friends - socially he will be included, make friendships and be able to enjoy the right to an education the same as other children.

    Unfortunately the NHS have denied powered mobility funding for Fraser and are only able to offer just £2,500 by way of a voucher towards the cost of the £12,500 chair which we believe will give him two basic human rights of a child: independence and inclusion.

    This leaves us to fund the remaining £10,000 ourselves at the very time we had planned to adapt our home to make it suitable for his needs. This means we have the agonising choice of whether to choose between Fraser being happy at school or happy at home, surely a choice no parent should have to make?

    Until now we have campaigned solely for research in the hope of finding a cure for Fraser and all children with Duchenne. Now we must ask for your help in giving Fraser the inclusiveness and happiness he deserves wherever he is.

    Please help us, we don't know what else to do!

    Shelley & Geoff (Fraser's Mummy and Daddy)



    • Shelley Simmonds1 year ago
      Shelley Simmonds

      Shelley Simmonds

      1 year ago

      We have now fully funded the powered wheelchair - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We are still receiving lovely messages of support from people who still want to donate to Fraser - please contact his Mummy if you would like to - - thank you for your kindness. The Simmonds Family X

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    • Shelley Simmonds1 year ago
      Shelley Simmonds

      Shelley Simmonds

      1 year ago

      Just now Tooltip triggerDelete post We have now fully funded the powered wheelchair - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! If you would still like to donate to Fraser, please email his Mummy - - our heartfelt gratitude. The Simmonds Family X

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    Page last updated on: 9/27/2017 3:10 PM



    • Mary Corner

      Mary Corner

      Sep 27, 2017

      Having heard about your plight on my talking newspaper I wanted to give something to help Fraser. From Emma Lambert's Nan


    • Anonymous


      Sep 13, 2017

    • Sarah Rose

      Sarah Rose

      Sep 12, 2017

      I hope Fraser can get the independence he needs to get the most out of school!All the bestSarah x


    • Sue Barnfield

      Sue Barnfield

      Sep 12, 2017

      A very worthy cause.


    • Lizzie Deeble

      Lizzie Deeble

      Sep 12, 2017

      For an amazing little boy and his family. Xx


    • Laura Smith

      Laura Smith

      Sep 11, 2017

      On behalf of April.


    • Kerri Hulkes

      Kerri Hulkes

      Sep 11, 2017

      My family and I know about DMD only too well. You have a gorgeous little boy there, let's get him the chair he deserves! Kerri (Maldon, Essex)

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    Billericay, United Kingdom

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