Weʼve raised £26,865 to assist Jeff Wright in paying for pioneering stem cell treatment for Motor Neurone Disease.
- Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- Funded on Sunday, 18th December 2016
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In February 2016 at 39yrs of age Jeff was given the devastating diagnosis of young onset Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
MND is a debilitating, life limiting, progressive neurological disease which causes muscle weakness and wasting. It affects speech, swallow, limbs and ultimately respiratory function. Prognosis varies but typically patients are given 3-5yrs from diagnosis. It is not an easy road to travel.
At present there is no known cure, the only current prescribed treatment is Riluzole which at best will extend life for a few months at end stage.
Research has extensively shown that replacing damaged cells with new cells through stem cell treatment may slow or halt progression and in some cases improve symptoms.
Jeff is a devoted husband to Gemma and loving father to Dylan and Brandon. The friends and family that surround him are a testament to his unwavering love of life, the people that he loves and everything he is passionate about, his zest for life is infectious.
This fund will contribute to stem cell treatment for Jeff to allow him to continue to experience life as fully as he deserves to and ultimately to be with his family.
Please give as much as you can, even the smallest donation could make a world of difference to Jeff and his family.
MARK HARDY6 months ago
Firstly thank you to everyone that has donated so far. An unbelievable response already but we need to keep sharing this to try and meet the target. For all of you on Facebook you can follow Jeffs updates on: https://www.facebook.com/JeffsBigFight/?hc_ref=SEARCH Please keep sharing the crowdfunding link
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Dec 18, 2016
Keep fighting Jeff
Dec 17, 2016
My Christmas card donation xxx
Dec 16, 2016
Wishing you and your family all the best Jeff
Dec 13, 2016
Close friends of Smyth family - thinking of you and your family.
Dec 13, 2016
Stay strong Jeff.
Dec 13, 2016
Dec 12, 2016
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