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£770raised of £5,000 target by 41 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to Purchase a specialist powered wheelchair

Location
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Time left
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Louis my amazing son is 12 yrs old and was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was 5. Louis always has a cheeky smile on his face regardless what hurdles he's had to face.

When Louis was diagnosed it was heartbreaking knowing I couldn't do anything to make my little boy better. It's only been in the last year or so that I can now acknowledge it wasn't my fault.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is a condition which affects all the skeletal muscles which results in the loss of mobility as well as other problems as he gets older.
Louis has had to endure so many hospital appointments but he takes them in his stride. Having regular visits to Pembury, Evalina in London, Guys hospital for bone density scans, Heart scans, sleep studies to check oxygen levels whilst sleeping just to mention a few.

April this year, Louis lost the muscle strength in his legs resulting in not being able to walk and having to use a powered wheelchair.
Even though the current chair is funded through the NHS, as you can imagine it's not the most comfortable, he's outgrown it and unfortunately the wheelchair service are saying this chair is still suitable and without there say so a new chair can't be ordered so we are having to seek elsewhere.

So, I'm now fundraising to be able to purchase Louis a new, better, more comfortable chair from another company, as you can imagine these don't come cheap.

So, if any of you would like to donate - however small the amount may be, we really will appreciate it and thank you from the bottom of our hearts as we only want to be able to give Louis a better quality of life and also the independence like any other.

Laura & Nick

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  • Laura capes

    Laura capes

    20 days ago

    Laura capes

    Thank you to all that have donated and thank you to all involved in 'losing lard for louis' xxx

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    Laura capes

    3 months ago

    Laura capes

    Thank you to everyone that is donating. Have also received some cash donations today as well. Completely overwhelmed by all the kindness.

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    Laura capes

    3 months ago

    Laura capes

    Thank you to everyone that's donated already. We really appreciate the kindness & support.

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3 months ago

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  • Mark Meager

    Mark Meager

    Feb 10, 2017

    £10.00

  • Katana Washington

    Katana Washington

    Feb 8, 2017

    Xxx

    £10.00

  • Alice Marvin

    Alice Marvin

    Feb 1, 2017

    xxx

    £10.00

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