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Weʼre raising £30,000 to Help Cooper to be able to live safely in his own home.

Peterlee, UK

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I am trying to raise money for Cooper. Any donations are greatly appreciated a small donation will help my motivation and push me to achieve.

About Cooper

Cooper enjoying messy play.

Cooper is a lovely 3 year old boy who is always happy smiling however life is sometimes very difficult for him because he has a rare condition which will not improve and in time it will get worse. He has very weak muscles which means he is unable to sit up, talk, eat or mobilise. He requires full support to do all the things he loves. When he is being given support he is like any other 3 year old boy he likes to watch the ipad, go on the trampoline or the swing and listen to music. He has a tracheostomy which requires regular suctioning to prevent him having breathing difficulties which is an important safety aspect when caring for Cooper. He also has displaced hip joints , as he becomes older adaptations need to be made to his home to allow him to enjoy his everyday life in a safe environment.

What we would like to do for Cooper -

As Cooper becomes older he is already very tall and is a dead weight when carrying him he therefore, will not be able to be carried around the house to enjoy his everyday life. Shortly it will become unsafe for Cooper and for those caring for him. I am aiming to raise money towards crucial house adaptations which means he will be able to carry on enjoying everything he currently loves. Coopers bedroom needs major adaptations so he can grow older safely, a few of the things he requires is a ceiling track hoist, wider doorways for wheelchair access, ramps to the doorways to get in and out easily and a rising bath.

Cooper at the park.

The challenge for me:

I want to push myself beyond my comfort zone to raise as much money as possible. I enjoy caring for Cooper and assisting him to do all the things he loves. Although i would consider myself to be relatively fit running is something i have only just started doing and find very difficult. I have been training for a few months now and can comfortably run 7 miles anything further than that feels like physical and mental torture.

Challenege 1

On September the 9th i am doing the great north run i am aiming for under 2 hours but i will be happy to just finish. Next year i am then going to push myself even further.

Challenge 2

I will be competing in the Great Stirling Run on 28th April 2019 this is a full marathon, this will mean a lot of training over the winter months and into 2019. Training so far is going well. I have competed in the 5k race for life and the Gateshead 10k. Whilst stood at the start line for both races i was questioning my sanity, but at the finish line i felt great. I have a long way to go but with the spur of knowing i am raising money for the lovely Cooper it will give me a push to train and compete at my best. Keep telling myself 'You can do anything if you try hard enough and put your mind to the test'.

Running on a very hot summers day- Pain in my face.

With the help of people that may or may not know me any donation will be greatly received. Thank you in advance. I will keep you posted on my training progress. Wish me luck xx

Cooper out in his pushchair.

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  • Lucy Short2 months ago
    Lucy Short

    Lucy Short

    2 months ago

    So....the challenges Cooper faces within the house still remain. This month a new door has been fitted into his downstairs bedroom which has made things much easier to get him in and out of his house. This is one big step forward. One of many ....if we can raise money to implement further adaptations. We continue to bath Cooper upstairs he is 4 now and this remains and ongoing challenge of lifting up steep stairs. I have just treated myself to a marathon running book, please get behind lovely Cooper and let’s help meet his target. Thank you

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  • Lucy Short2 months ago
    Lucy Short

    Lucy Short

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    To everyone who helped, who spurred me on , to my best friends that watched. It was hard I was tired I was thirsty I needed a wee Mile 10 onwards I hurt But I made it.... Cooper spurred me on. All donations got me to the end. Now for challenge to Any tips.... Any advice.... Any support..... Any donations Are all massively appreciated . Thank you to everyone.

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  • Lucy Short2 months ago
    Lucy Short

    Lucy Short

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Well ....it’s been a while since be visited this page. I’ve tried not to think of running for a few weeks just been doing steady runs few miles, however I need to move on and focus now and I’ve just treated myself to a Marathon training book money well spend if it helps me complete the miles. We are still no were further with a date for adaptations, Cooper has had a new door into his bedroom which allows easy wheelchair access. This one small thing has made a big difference to getting in and out the house.

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Page last updated on: 11/9/2018 23.40

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  • Nichola Elson

    Nichola Elson

    Sep 9, 2018

    Well done Lucy great time for 13 mile first half marathon proud of you and for supporting Cooper great stuff. hope u raise lots more too..Love Nick and Caz xx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 9, 2018

    Fantastic work. Fingers crossed Cooper gets the works he needs and you reach your goal today

    £10.00

  • Denise Cole

    Denise Cole

    Sep 9, 2018

    Hi Lou LouReally proud of you for raising money for Cooper. Hope you have a good run and weather is good.

    £20.00

  • Kirsteen McDonagh

    Kirsteen McDonagh

    Sep 8, 2018

    I hope you reach your target soon. Lots of luck.

    £10.00

  • Tasha Swindell

    Tasha Swindell

    Sep 8, 2018

    To our super amazing bestie/auntie & godmother. We're all very proud of what you are doing. Also what you want to achieve for Cooper, who we know you care so much about. GOOD LUCK. Love ya xxx

    £105.00

  • John Ellis ESH

    John Ellis ESH

    Sep 4, 2018

    Good luck

    £10.00

  • margaret clark

    margaret clark

    Sep 3, 2018

    a big thankyou lucy for the help you are giving my great great nephew cooper. xxx

    £20.00

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