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£305raised of £11,000 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £305 to help fund our disabled little girl to have sensory equipment she needs to improve her quality of life whilst suffering from RETT syndrome.

    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 19th October 2017

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    Story

    Our little girl June was born so beautiful and perfect to us mum and dad back in 2008. She progressed along as all young minds do at such an early age, then roughly 18-24 months of her life we noticed a change to June’s mannerisms in comparison to her peers, she wasn’t talking and played on her own rather than the other kids. After raising concerns through the relevant bodies/authorities, tests were done and in 2011 June was diagnosed as Autistic. Since after been robbed of her speech and ability to communicate we knew it was much more than just Autism. We had June tested by the Genetic specialists in Sheffield around 2014 and after 3 months of waiting it was confirmed June has/suffers from RETT syndrome,
    RETT syndrome is a neurological brain disorder. It is a mutation of the MECP2 gene and it exclusively affects females. The condition makes June prone to seizures and at the minute can be around 15-20 a day. RETT syndrome affects all everyday things we can take for granted such as communicating, been able to walk or even eat, these are just a few to name some of the problems June faces, the condition will only get worse and is about regression and trying to keep what she does in place for as long as we can. We have recently tested June’s current compatibility with a machine called an eye gaze but this was unsuccessful. This new technology if compatible enables suffers like June the chance of a voice through eye movement.
    Been unable to use the eye gaze we have found it very hard to guess what June wants or needs resulting in her getting anxious and frustrated. Although we accept that this not going to be easy for her, we want June to have the upmost quality in life for the time she still has with us. June has interacted with and uses as part of her sensory play (which she loves) is a magic carpet. And with so much support already shown in the community we are asking to please help fund this little girls aid to get her this equipment thank you.

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      Supporters

      14

      • Emma Holdcroft

        Emma Holdcroft

        Oct 1, 2017

        Good luck Andy Neal on your Cusworth 10k

        £10.00

      • Ian James

        Ian James

        Sep 29, 2017

        £10.00

      • michael kirkbride

        michael kirkbride

        Sep 23, 2017

        A little something to help you and your beautiful family mate.

        £30.00

      • Graham Parker

        Graham Parker

        Sep 23, 2017

        £5.00

      • Kylie Blagden

        Kylie Blagden

        Sep 22, 2017

        Good luck x

        £10.00

      • Nik Cassidy

        Nik Cassidy

        Aug 11, 2017

        Every little helps, sorry it couldn't be more xx

        £5.00

      • Stone Cold Steve Austin

        Stone Cold Steve Austin

        Jul 14, 2017

        Wishing you well from all at the broken skull ranch

        £20.00

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      Matthew Blackburn

      Matthew Blackburn

      Doncaster, United Kingdom

      hi we are mum and dad to June and thought this was a great idea in helping to raise the funds needed to help June, the help and support is already over whleming. Any queries please contact either myself matthew or Kim at toknowheristoloveher@yahoo.com thank you.

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