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£925raised of £600 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £925 to support Rudy & his future! ( fundraising page 2 )

    Location
    Royston, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 14th October 2017

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    On the 1st October I will be completing my first ever half marathon in Cardiff almost a year after giving birth to my second daughter. For those of you that know me, this will be a great achievement for me as it has taken all my determination and strength to get physically fit enough to be able to do this. As part of this, I am raising money for a special little boy that is close to mine and my family's heart named, Rudy who was born with 49 Syndrome.
    49,XXXXY syndrome is a type of chromosome abnormality characterised by the presence of 3 extra X chromosomes in males. Signs and symptoms of 49,XXXXY syndrome can include learning difficulties, low muscle tone, hypogonadism, infertility, delayed growth, distinctive facial features, epilepsy and a variety of birth defects that may affect the heart, bones, brain and/or kidneys.
    This condition is so rare that Rudy is in fact only one of around 80-90 cases that have been currently reported in the world!
    Since Rudy has been born, his amazing parents have dedicated their lives to making sure that Rudy has what treatment & support he needs. However, this has not always easy for them due to how rare the condition is. This is also another reason that I have chosen to raise money for Rudy in particular, as I hope that I will be able to contribute in raising awareness about this rare condition.
    Rudy's future is very uncertain in a lot of ways but I do know that he does has a very strong and loving family. I would very much love to raise a little bit of money for them so that they can use it towards helping Rudy and his future and ensure that he continues to get what he needs in regards to his treatment, medical care or any specialist equipment he may need.

    Thank you for your donations and for taking the time to read about Rudy's story.

    Gemma
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    • Gemma Usher7 months ago
      Gemma Usher

      Gemma Usher

      7 months ago

      .........So my last fundraising page has expired early! ( I was not aware that I needed to extend this! oups! ) but its ok as I have just started this one to continue fundraising for Rudy! TOGETHER WE HAVE RAISED £395 SO FAR!! ! I would love to be able to get this amount just a little higher as I know how much this will help Rudy with any treatments, services, medication, new equipment he may need!!! THANK YOU!! XX

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    43

    • Sharon moon

      Sharon moon

      Oct 11, 2017

      Well done Gemma. You are an inspiration. This family just quietly get on with their lives, facing whatever challenges come their way.

      £20.00

    • Com and Janet

      Com and Janet

      Oct 11, 2017

      £20.00

    • Leah Riches

      Leah Riches

      Oct 10, 2017

      Well done on the half marathon Gem. This is a brilliant cause 😘😘

      £5.00

    • Andrew Howard

      Andrew Howard

      Oct 10, 2017

      Well done Gemma! 👍🏻

      £10.00

    • Lesley Geraghty

      Lesley Geraghty

      Oct 10, 2017

      £10.00

    • Katharine Shilton

      Katharine Shilton

      Oct 10, 2017

      Well done! X

      £10.00

    • Jenny

      Jenny

      Oct 9, 2017

      You have done an amazing job at raising money for this beautiful family!! Well done! X

      £10.00

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    Gemma Usher

    Gemma Usher

    Royston, United Kingdom

    I am a mum of two girls aged 4 & 9 months. i have become hooked on running & love how it promotes positive mental & physical wellbeing. I wanted to do something special & worthwhile for my first half marathon so please check on Rudy's story on my page... Love, Gem x

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