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£3,095raised of £8,000 target by 101 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,095 to Help fund a wheelchair lift for my nephew who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy so he can use back garden and script write his movies.

    Ware, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 22nd October 2017

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    Josh is 19 yrs old from Wigan and lives with his Mum & Dad and 2 dogs. At 2 yrs old Josh was diagnosed with the rare condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Degeneration, weakening & tightening of his muscles meant he was in a wheelchair at 9 yrs old. Gradually he has lost use of his arms, hands, shoulders and neck so he can just about drive his wheelchair and can no longer hold his own head up. Josh uses special equipment to use a computer & help with day to day life. He is on meds for the weakening of his heart & uses a ventilation machine at night and part of the day to support his lungs and breathing. Josh is prone to chest infections & has suffered 2 episodes of pneumonia, both of which we nearly lost him to. He has also had a recent diagnosis of seizures/epilepsy, during which he goes into respiratory arrest, this means constant observation and trips to the hospital.
    Josh is a caring, passionate & hardworking young man who puts people before himself and despite his daily challenges is often a 'Pioneer/Trailblazer' doing things first & leading the way for other disabled/wheelchair users. He has an amazing capacity to overcome challenges, recover from major illnesses & face adversity with strength, humour & compassion and never feels sorry for himself.
    Josh has worked hard at school/college to achieve his dream of going to Uni & becoming a film director. Despite several weeks in hospital & almost losing his life twice, he returned to College to achieve a Distinction*Distinction and secure a place at UClan to study a BA Hons in Film & Media this September. He also received a Vocational Excellence Award, being Study Support Exceptional Student of the Year 2016-2017.
    Josh has been mad about films since the age of 2 and wanted to be a film director since age 3. His favorite directors include Spielberg, Kubrick, Tarantino & Carpenter. and needs to use the summer house at the end of the garden to script write and achieve his dream which is why we need the lift!

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    • Helen Luck10 months ago
      Helen Luck

      Helen Luck

      10 months ago

      Hey everyone! Thank you so much for your donations! We are are almost there! With private donations we have hit the £7,000 mark! We have a fundraising day planned for next Saturday 14th October so we can definitely do this! I thank you all from bottom of my heart, your donations, generousity and kindness have blown me away! xxx

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    Supporters

    101

    • Zoey Taylor

      Zoey Taylor

      Oct 18, 2017

      Sorry this is late - what a wonderful effort from everybody. Sending lots of love. Zoey & Jason xx

      £20.00

    • Janet Rodan

      Janet Rodan

      Oct 18, 2017

      £20.00

    • Claire Whymark

      Claire Whymark

      Oct 15, 2017

      All the best Helen, hope you reach your goal x

      £15.00

    • Michael Over

      Michael Over

      Oct 14, 2017

      We hope that the fundraising day is a great success. Good job!!Love Maureen & Mick

      £75.00

    • Adam

      Adam

      Oct 12, 2017

      Good luck I look forward to his 1st blockbuster 👍

      £30.00

    • Elaine and Rob  Clift

      Elaine and Rob Clift

      Oct 12, 2017

      Best regards Rob and Elaine Clift x

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 28, 2017

      Good luck young man

      £10.00

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    Helen Luck

    Helen Luck

    Ware, United Kingdom

    I am raising money for my nephew, Josh Waywell, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophu. His dream is to be a film director and is in need of a lift for his garden so he can access the Summer House to script write and do his University work. He is my inspiration!

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