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£26,865raised of £50,000 target by 340 supporters

    Weʼve raised £26,865 to assist Jeff Wright in paying for pioneering stem cell treatment for Motor Neurone Disease.

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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    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 HARDY1 year ago


      1 year 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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    • Julie Dillon

      Julie Dillon

      Dec 18, 2016

      Keep fighting Jeff


    • Jody Flanagan

      Jody Flanagan

      Dec 17, 2016

      My Christmas card donation xxx


    • Gerald mauricio

      Gerald mauricio

      Dec 16, 2016

      Wishing you and your family all the best Jeff


    • Anonymous


      Dec 13, 2016

      Close friends of Smyth family - thinking of you and your family.


    • Jane Pyper

      Jane Pyper

      Dec 13, 2016

      Stay strong Jeff.


    • Gail Mack

      Gail Mack

      Dec 13, 2016


    • Anonymous


      Dec 12, 2016

    Great people make things happen

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    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

    This page has been set up on behalf of Jeff and his wife, Gemma by family and close friends.

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