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Weʼre raising £1,500 to Help get Liam a new electric wheelchair!

Doncaster, UK
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Liam Fitzpatrick is my nephew and at the age of 5 was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (MD). https://www.mda.org/disease/duchenne-muscular-dystrophy

Liam has grown up with this awful disabilitating disease since the age of 5. This has prevented him from having a normal healthy childhood, being able to play like other children of his age. Instead Liam was more of an observer at his friends birthday parties rather than being able to run around and play with his friends.

Liam’s parents and family have kept Liam positive throughout his life, Liam is now 17 years old and studying at college. Liam‘s wheelchair is old and uncomfortable and needs replacing in order to give Liam more mobility and independence. The wheelchairs are expensive, grants can be awarded in order to replace them but the process is lengthy and does not always cover the full costs. It is for this reason that I want to complete a super sprint triathlon to try and gain sponsorship to help offset the costs towards a wheelchair that would enable Liam to have more independence and self confidence getting round and making the use of public transport a more viable option.

Wheelchairs are a necessity, not a luxury. Having the right chair is essential to Liam’s independence and long term health. Liam is planning to go to University in 2019. If you think that you can support this cause, thank you in anticipation. John

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Page last updated on: 8/12/2018 11:32 AM

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39

  • Chris O'Driscoll

    Chris O'Driscoll

    Aug 8, 2018

    £35.00

  • Carol Wright

    Carol Wright

    Aug 7, 2018

    £30 to help. Xx

    £30.00

  • Vicky

    Vicky

    Aug 6, 2018

    Well done John, amazing effort! Xx

    £10.00

  • Sue and Colin Moulton

    Sue and Colin Moulton

    Aug 4, 2018

    Good luck. Hope you reach your target.

    £20.00

  • Thomas Downes

    Thomas Downes

    Aug 3, 2018

    Great cause! Huge challenge

    £30.00

  • Kieran Williams

    Kieran Williams

    Aug 3, 2018

    £10.00

  • Carl James

    Carl James

    Aug 3, 2018

    Good luck John!

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John Pearce

John Pearce

Doncaster, UK

I’m 56 years young. Served in the Army for almost 35 years and now own a Picture Framing Shop in Wadworth, Doncaster for the last 6 years. I have had a left hip replacement and need my left knee replacing. However, my ailments are nothing compared to Liam who has Duchenne (MD)

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