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£215raised of £25,000 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £215 to fund private treatment require for visually impaired athlete, Jay Cruz Semple, to restore some of his eyesight

    Location
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 29th September 2017

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    WHO IS JAY CRUZ?

    James Semple, who runs under the name of Jay Cruz, is a registered blind athlete based in Glasgow. Although much of his vision has been lost he still has a tiny amount of sight remaining. Jay suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Choroideremia. Despite this set back he is becoming an accomplished distance runner (aided by a guide runner) with sights set on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Being a true Scotsman he always competes in a kilt! He recently completed the Stirling Scottish Marathon is planning a Sky Dive and in 2018 he intends to abseil off the Forth Rail bridge. All these activities he undertakes raising monies for other causes such as cancer research.

    What is Choroideremia?

    Choroideremia is a condition which affects mainly men and causes the progressive loss of vision. All sufferers will eventually lose 100% of their vision. The condition is a genetic condition and causes the loss of cells within the the retina and the nearby blood vessels. It affects approx 1 in 50,000 people. There is no known cure for the condition although trials of stem cell treatments appear to be having positive results in the US. Some trials are being conducted in the UK by the NHS but unfortunately Jay was diagnosed too late to be accepted for the UK trial programme.

    Why are we Crowdfunding?

    If Jay can reach the target of £25000 he can go to the US for private stem cell treatment, which according to early results won't restore his sight but will protect what little vision he has left, enabling him to enjoy as far as possible seeing his young son growing up.

    Any monies not used for treatment will be used to get assist further fundraising for research into the condition.

    Jay would like to thank Mark Fiddy for his support in creating this page.

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    • Jay Cruz8 months ago
      Jay Cruz

      Jay Cruz

      8 months ago

      Thank you all so much for your support so far, it really does mean so much to me and my wee man

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    • Jay Cruz8 months ago
      Jay Cruz

      Jay Cruz

      8 months ago

      A great weekend of running with races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Read more on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JayCruzSemple/

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    9 months ago

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    14

    • Christine mcmenemy

      Christine mcmenemy

      Sep 5, 2017

      Good luck and I hope you get your sight restored

      £10.00

    • jacquelyn foster

      jacquelyn foster

      Sep 3, 2017

      You so deserve this Jay, you're an inspiration. Xx

      £10.00

    • Heather Angelopoulos

      Heather Angelopoulos

      Sep 3, 2017

      Good luck Jay

      £10.00

    • Phil W

      Phil W

      Sep 3, 2017

      Good luck mate .you deserve it

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2017

      £20.00

    • Marla Baird

      Marla Baird

      Jun 19, 2017

      Good luck Jay, this isn't much but I hope it helps, you are such an inspiration x

      £30.00

    • Kate Armstrong

      Kate Armstrong

      Jun 19, 2017

      Jay you inspire me every day.DON'T ever give up xx

      £30.00

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    Jay Cruz

    Jay Cruz

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Jay Cruz, is a registered blind athlete based in Glasgow. Although much of his vision has been lost he still has a tiny amount of sight remaining. Jay suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Choroideremia.

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