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£4,078
raised of £17,000 target by 160 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,078 to hopefully raise funds for Robert Dickson to cure his probable lewy body dementia using stem cell treatment

    Funded on Sunday, 4th September 2016

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    My husband Rab is a 68 year old retired teacher. Over the last few months/years we have noticed personality changes, he has hallucinations, is confused, disorientated and has lost a bit of weight. These symptoms are Not there constant..He has had many tests and scans that have now led to his GP 90% sure he has Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). This is an incurable disease and his prognosis if no action is taken is he has a lifetime of 3 to 8 years, administered psychotic drugs and left to eventually be cared for in a nursing home. Extensive research has led me to Stem Cell treatment where i have been told he has 100% cure. This is our only hope and for us to make this possible Rab will either have to be treated iin America. I am investigating our best options. I received a call from the American clinic asking me to take Rab there as early as July this year and I explained that was impossible as we would not be able to raise way the funds necessary which are 17.000 dollars.! He asked me to take him there in August as they need to assess him asap. This seems a marathon task I know, and I feel I don't have the time to organise a good few fundraising events to help raise funds for this in time. I have been advised by many friends I should set up a fundraising page and go for it now asap while I review our options of treatment centres. One thing is guaranteed, if I don't act quickly we will lose Rab and he is our rock! Rab is a good, quiet man loved by many, and I am forced to beg you all for a little donation to somehow achieve our goal. Words cannot express my feelings right now and the love and support already given from friends and family have been overwhelming. Can you please help? No donation is too little.
    If Rabs procedure is a success as they guarantee, I promise to help others who find themselves in this unfortunate position to get this stem cell treatment. I leave you now with a heavy but hopeful heart. Many thanks for considering this heartbreaking request.

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    • Janey Kirk5 years ago
      Janey Kirk

      Janey Kirk

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thanking everyone who donated to this cause!!... Rab continues on his roller coaster journey of good days and bad days....as you know it can take 3 to 6 months for any positive effects to show. He is really confused and everything expected in a dementia patient...so for now we sit and we wait... as this page closes soon...if you want to keep up with his progress..you can leave me a pm on my fb page and I will delete some random to add you. Thanks so much to you all.......xx

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    • Janey Kirk5 years ago
      Janey Kirk

      Janey Kirk

      5 years ago

      You are all not going to believe me.... we raised a whopping £7,433.10...!!!!... I have performed at many benefit shows in the past and never seen this amount raised..... an extremely kind lady ( Isabel Saywell ) donated £5000!!!....omg! !.. this made a huge dent in the balance owing.. and I am over the moon to say.. WE DID IT!!.. I am only in a tiny bit of debt I don't mind one bit paying back.......my dear friend Anne Stevenson set out on a mission organising the show...selling tickets .etc etc... without her I would have really struggle

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    • Janey Kirk5 years ago
      Janey Kirk

      Janey Kirk

      5 years ago

      hi guys.. can you all please add yourself to this events page for Rab. it is being held on 29th july at east fife football club.. 8 till 12.. https://www.facebook.com/events/147456585680579/

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    • Janey Kirk5 years ago
      Janey Kirk

      Janey Kirk

      5 years ago

      Dear friends a ex pupils..art colleagues and entertainers.. it is very frustrating I cannot reply personally to each and every one of you kind people. I read all your comments to Rab who finds it all a bit much to take in but he is really amazed at your genorosity.and the sheer love and support given...I have booked the flights to the USA for 18th Aug..we're still a long way off but a heck of a lot closer due to you guys. Iim arranging a few charities ..one in Methil. Glenrothes and Glasgow. I hope you can all attend.i will post details ASAP.

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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/2/2016 03.03

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2016

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 31, 2016

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 19, 2016

      Every little amount will help...best of luck and best of health!!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2016

      HI JANEY I REALLY Hope YOU MAKE Your TARGET WISH You ALL THE BEST FIR ROB

      £50.00

    • Angie Walker

      Angie Walker

      Aug 16, 2016

      All the best to you both xx

      £10.00

    • Jamie & Jack x

      Jamie & Jack x

      Aug 15, 2016

      Good Luck Rab

      £20.00

    • Moira Scott

      Moira Scott

      Aug 15, 2016

      Good luck

      £10.00

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    Janey Kirk

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    i am a singer based in the lovely village of East Wemyss, fife. i have served my apprentice on workmens clubs and pubs for a long time.. i have two children, Adam 18 years and Carla 22 years who also sings.

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