Weʼre raising £1,000 to help a family in need to help their 10 month old son battle a terminal illness
- Maldon, England, United Kingdom
- Children and youth
- Time left
- 67 days to go
Crowdfunding is the new way to raise money for a personal cause on JustGiving.
This page is a continuation from a previous page we ran to support Harry Mara and his family through his illness. All donations from this page will be used to help Harry's family deal with the day to day expenses of hospital trips, treats and days out to support them through this awful time, and basically to let them concentrate on their precious boy and his older brother Billy and take the edge off the financial side of things.
Harry was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive disease called ARPKD shortly after birth. Zoe, Harrys mum knew there was something wrong at a scan she had late into her pregnancy, but she never could have imagined the severity and probable outcome of the situation. The disease creates unremovable cysts on the liver and kidneys and impairs their function. This in turn puts a massive strain on Harrys other organs and causes swelling in his tiny body.
After recent tests Harrys family have been told that he has around 12 weeks before he will need to be on regular dialysis to help his body do what his own organs can't as they are starting to shut down and become ineffective.
Through this post we are looking for donations for the family but also to spread awareness about the disease which affects 1 in 20,000 births. As soon as Harry is 1 year old there is a chance he might be suitable for a transplant but this is subject to many variables and as is always the way...time.
Any donation is appreciated no matter how little.
Please watch our page for other fundraising we will be doing.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far to our old crownfunding pages, our just giving donation page for our sponsored walk back in August
and a very kind artist called KUNSTRASEN who has recently donated a piece of Art for us to auction on ebay, A true gentleman. Some very kind and generous people out there.
Lots of love
Team Harry xxx
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