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Weʼre raising £4,000 to create independent living for Jen by converting the living room and utility room into bedroom/wet room.

Gosforth-newcastle upon Tyne
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In May 2017 we welcomed to the world a beautiful baby boy - Cohen, a son for Jen and Stephen and a brother for Paige, not to mention a grandson and nephew.

A few weeks after Cohens birth, Jen started to display stroke like symptoms, weakness down her left side, a swinging left leg and her speech sounded like she had had a few too many!

After numerous visits to the hospital, from June-September 17, we were giving the devastating news that Jen was being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). After some research on MND it was discovered that MND is an uncommon condition that affects people in their 60’s/70’s. Jen is 33 years old.

For those that aren’t too sure what this life limiting disease is, see the link below:

What is MND?

Since the start of the year Jen‘s symptons are progressively getting worse, she has nearly lost the use of her left arm and hand, can not walk unaided, struggles immensly with stairs and her speech is deteriorating.

Not only has she had to deal with this, she still remains a mam to Paige (8) and Cohen (10 month). Unfortunately, due to Jen’s weakness, she can no longer carry or pick up Cohen, she can no longer bath Cohen or put him to bed as she cant lift him. At this stage Cohen is too young to understand.

This has had a big affect on Paige as Jen can no longer do the things she used to do with her.

There will come a time when Jen can no longer climb stairs. The living room will have to become a bedroom, while the utility room will have to convert to a wet room to keep Jens independence. Recently she had a disabilty grant turned down by the council on the grounds of age (still very young), lack of benefits recieved ( they have never had to rely on benefits due to two sucessful careers) and, i quote, ‘still having at least 30 years of working life so you can save up for the work’.

As parents, we are completely devastated by this outcome. To watch your daughter struggle with everyday basic tasks knowing there is no cure or treatment is heart breaking to watch.

The money that we are raising for Jen is to get the work done to her house, to give her more independence and to lead as much of a normal life as possible with husband Stephen, children Paige and Cohen and the rest of her family and friends.

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  • Jackie Wilson4 months ago
    Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson

    4 months ago

    Thank you all again for your kindness and support for Jen, we will be getting some quotes soon for all the things that need doing to their home for her to keep her independence. X

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212

  • Rebecca Wake

    Rebecca Wake

    Jun 19, 2018

    Hope you raise even more! Jen, you and your family are never far from my thoughts. Loads of love Rebecca, Joseph and Ruby. Xxxxx

    £20.00

  • Rebecca Murray

    Rebecca Murray

    Jun 11, 2018

    More cash donations from Andrews marathon. X

    £100.00

  • Rebecca Murray

    Rebecca Murray

    Jun 2, 2018

    Cash donations from family for Andrews marathon xxx

    £80.00

  • Jane Anderson

    Jane Anderson

    May 28, 2018

    Jackie, just a little something to add for Jen. xx

    £10.00

  • Karen McGuinness

    Karen McGuinness

    May 27, 2018

    Sending you all lots of love. Well done Andrew Murray x

    £10.00

  • donna Robson

    donna Robson

    May 27, 2018

    Good luck xxx

    £10.00

  • Fiona

    Fiona

    May 27, 2018

    Well done Andrew! With love, Fiona, Linz & Cat x

    £20.00

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Jackie Wilson

Jackie Wilson

Gosforth-newcastle upon Tyne

My name is Jackie, I am Jen’s Mam. Please take the time to read our story. I would like to offer my sincere thanks and gratitude to all that donate to help Jen create a much needed living space.

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