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Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of everyone who has donated to and shared the campaign, the target of £119,000 has now been exceeded. However, we are still fundraising to help the family during this difficult time. Any extra donations will help pay for care, and will enable the family to make memories together while they still can. Rachel sends a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the fundraiser in any way! Read her story below...
The incredible Rachel lives with a rare form of lung disease called Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, which has left her with 24% lung function and almost completely oxygen dependent. She is now at a later stage of the disease progression classed as Pulmonary Fibrosis and is under palliative care. Oh, and she also has severe Crohns disease with an Ileostomy, severe osteoporosis and HPA-Axis suppression.
Rachel has three beautiful children - 1 year old Ivan, 3 year old Louis and 12 year old Chloe. As you can imagine, the future of these children is a huge worry for Rachel.
But we can help.
We're collecting donations to help Rachel and her family. If we can raise £119k to pay off their mortgage it would take a huge weight off and would mean that the children's home is secure. Plus a bit of extra money would mean Rachel could pay for private care at home for the children to take some pressure off both her and Chloe, who is like a second mother to her younger brothers. It would also enable them to make as many memories as possible while Rachel can.
Please give if you can, and if you can't then please share this page. Let's do whatever we can to help those kiddos!
To read more about Rachel's story, follow her on Instagram at @breathlesslymothering or head over to her blog https://breathlesslymothering.com/2018/07/16/welcome-to-breathlessly-mothering/
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