Weʼre raising £30,000 to Allow a 28 year old family man to receive a chance at life. This illness eats your own body. This illness has no cure.
- Manchester, UK
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My friend was a top chef weighed 14st and 6ft in height, James is 28 years old with a family. James was superfit and super talented and still is. 15 months ago whilst James was in work preparing food for hundreds of hotel customers he started feeling dizzy and very hot.At the time he passed it off as a virus, then it happened again this time followed by 2 hours of his body shaking uncontrollably. James family told him to get checked at the doctors surgery. The doctor gave some tablets and took his weight and arranged to see him some time later. By now these episodes were getting worse and more severe stopping James leading a normal life as he was breathless always tired alongside the hot body he was experiencing, this impacted his lifestyle and stopped him having fun with his children. James returned to the doctor and the doctor weighed James and was shocked to see that James had lost 5kg in two weeks, even though James was eating quite well. Tests were done and James was diagnosed with something called Graves disease. Very rare in Men at James age. James was told the diagnosis and symptoms that in the uk it is incurable. This disease can make your body swell eyes pop outwards, rapid weight loss, even though your eating normaly, alongside this he cannot work as he falls asleep without notice and has body tremors hand shaking and distorted sleep patterns. James could eat 6x a normal persons intake of food a day and still lose weight. James is still trying to lead a normal life against all the odds and his family know he has received a death sentance at 28 years of age. James mum and dad have researched this disease for the past year and due to its rarity in men of James age , found it difficult to find any help. Untill now they have found a practice in the United States who now have a cure, however the procedure is expensive. Our community are already collecting for James, he doesnt know, we are reaching out to you to support us as well. We want to raise awareness.
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