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£475raised of £2,000 target by 16 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Meet the cost of sensory integration occupational therapy, a new special needs buggy, computer for education purposes and sensory equipment.

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Meet Leon. He is sensitive, funny, and the bravest little man I know. He is my 6 year old sweetheart who was diagnosed with autism in November 2012 at the age of two years and six months.
Leon also has sensory processing disorder, dyspraxia, OCD and asthma. He has been hospitalised twice with severe attacks in the last 24 months.

Leon is a sensory seeker and tactile defensive amongst other things. Noise and smells also upset him, and when anxious/overstimulated/in crisis Leon will either fight or take flight - run. Leon is a danger to himself and others outside due to his lack of danger awareness. He has run out into the path of oncoming traffic on the roads on more than one occasion. The safest way of travelling with Leon is with him in his special needs stroller, which is now on its last legs.

Occupational therapy for Leon wasn’t seen as a priority here in the UK despite the issues we were dealing with, and after much research I took him out to the United States where he received intensive therapy. However, Leon continues to self-harm and harm others. We're again fighting for occupational therapy as Leon continues to run, scratch and claw at his face, bangs his head with his fists and attacks me and anyone else around him when in overload crisis.

Leon has twice been denied reinstatement of his DLA because he was out of the country for too long.
He has needs that I cannot meet so here I am praying for monetary funding for the items and help he desperately needs. It will make a massive difference in his life.

Leon will be partaking in the first ever Parallel London event on Sunday 4th September at the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London in the hopes of kick-starting our fundraising. We'd love to see you there. Please give if you can. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and may God truly bless you.

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  • Marsha Belnavis

    Marsha Belnavis

    9 days ago

    Marsha Belnavis

    A good evening to all... I have extended the time for the fundraising page for a few people who have expressed wanting to give but the page will close at the end of December, so if there's anyone out there who hasn't given but would like to then now's a great time... it would be greatly appreciated. As you can see I have changed the amount required as we have been blessed generously by offline givers. Please continue to pray and share... much love, M & L xxx

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    Marsha Belnavis

    22 days ago

    Marsha Belnavis

    Hi everyone, it's been a moment, but we're still going strong. I thank God for all of your donations big and small, and for the blessing we have received from a charity towards the sensory equipment. Because of donations received, the fundraising goal is now £1900, God is good!!! Please continue to share as we get close to the end of this fundraising. I will be posting pics of the items as they come so you can see where your good money has gone. Thanks again folks and may God bless you just as you have blessed Leon. Marsha xxxx

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    Marsha Belnavis

    2 months ago

    Marsha Belnavis

    Hi all, just a quick few words to let you know how much I love and appreciate your hard work, giving and sharing our story with others to get little man as much help as physically possible. Please keep sharing and giving as we strive to make things better for Leon. Blessings, Marsha 🤗

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3 months ago

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  • Mandy Jean

    Mandy Jean

    Oct 18, 2016

    Well done

    £40.00

  • Eunice

    Eunice

    Sep 30, 2016

    I hope you reach your target and Leon receives the care he needs. He is lucky to have such a dedicated mum.

    £30.00

  • Janet Scantlebury

    Janet Scantlebury

    Sep 17, 2016

    Good luck Marsha - Leon deserves the very best! Love Jan Xx

    £20.00

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