Weʼre raising £5,050 to Fund PID Research
- Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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I was diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) just over two years ago, as a direct result of ground-breaking research undertaken by the Immunodeficiency Centre for Wales at the University Hospital. PID is a rare, potentially life-threatening disease in which part of the body's immune system is missing or functions improperly. However, there is a general lack of awareness about it, and the condition is generally under-diagnosed, with some people experience symptoms all of their life before diagnosis.
The awesome work undertaken by the doctors and nurses at The Immunodeficiency Centre means that more people are now being diagnosed and treated earlier and therefore increasing quality of life for them. However, this inevitably stretches their limited resources. I would not have been diagnosed or have started my treatment (3-weekly infusions of immunoglobulin), if it weren't for them and I feel strongly that I would like others to benefit too.
Our aim therefore, is to raise money and awareness for PID Research so more people can be diagnosed, treated and have healthier and longer lives. So I have set a challenging target of raising £5,050 over the next year, by travelling to 50 countries in my 50th year. Our travels are self-funded, so every penny donated will go to the Immunodeficiency Centre for Wales (less JustGiving fees).
if you're interested in following us on our travels, please 'like' our 'The Intrepid Adventures of Bob & Jo' Facebook (link address below):
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Feb 14, 2018
Yes, it's me. I thought it would be a wonderful thing to buy a gift made by our friend to support you to give to my beautiful lady. She has no idea yet so please keep shtum lol. I am anon. xxx
Jan 5, 2018
Hey sorry, Robb said he had already donated, didn't realise that was back in October, so here it is, Merry Christmas xx
Jan 2, 2018
Well done Jo & Rob. You are amazing Love Jac 💕 xx
Jan 1, 2018
Have loved following your travels Jo, well done & good luck with the fundraising x
Jan 1, 2018
Merry Christmas wanna!
Dec 25, 2017
Regards, Tommi & Katri
Dec 4, 2017
Good luck and hope you reach your goal xx