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£11,550raised of £11,550 target by 121 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,550 to provide the disabled adaptations Rebecca needs, as she suffers from Huntington's disease, to remain living with her family at home.

    Location
    Cambourne, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 6th December 2016

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    Story

    Rebecca suffers from Huntington's disease which is a devastating neuro degenerative illness.

    This illness affects all aspects of Rebecca's life.

    The illness means that she is unable to wash, dress or feed herself without help. Rebecca also needs help using the toilet. The illness has also affected Rebecca’s cognitive abilities.

    In addition the disease has progressed so far that Rebecca is unable to walk unaided and uses a wheelchair when she is out of the house.

    Rebecca is unable to walk up stairs and has to be carried up the stairs to bed and to shower. This situation is far from satisfactory and is actually becoming quite dangerous.


    Despite her illness Rebecca is a very positive and happy lady with a love for life. Her friends regularly pay tribute to what an inspiration she is.

    The greatest love of her life is her daughter Annie who is 6. Rebecca loves taking Annie to school and regularly does this by sitting her on her lap whilst I push them both. Rebecca loves being involved in all that Annie does. Annie really does give Rebecca a reason to live!

    We are currently in the process of raising funds to adapt our house to create a downstairs bedroom and wet room for Rebecca.

    Without these new facilities we will have no choice but to put Rebecca into a care home. This would be disastrous for Rebecca , Mike and Annie as it would split the family

    We are currently facing a £15,000 shortfall between the funding we have and the total cost of the building work.

    The building work can’t be started until all the money has been raised.

    If you are able to help that would be great.
    Thank you
    Rebecca, Mike and Annie Potter


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    • Michael Potter

      Michael Potter

      3 days ago

      Michael Potter

      Thank you everyone who supported us!!!!!

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    • Michael Potter

      Michael Potter

      4 days ago

      Michael Potter

      So this is it!! The builders will have finished by Friday so time to pay the final invoice! So the justgiving page will close tomorrow. I really wanted to take this opportunity to thank every one of our supporters, no matter how large or small their kind gift,. Without all of you we would never have been in the position to make these life changing adaptations for Rebecca. I think the fairest thing to say is we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received. So once again - THANK YOU

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    • Michael Potter

      Michael Potter

      7 days ago

      Michael Potter

      Hi, a quick update on progress. Today the builders finished in the kitchen. The decorators started the preparatory work in the bedroom and bathroom ahead of starting work on them on Monday. Also the carpet fitter has been booked for December 17th so we will be moving into the extension on 18th December Quite possibly one of the most amazing things is that one of the builders is giving up his free time tomorrow to come and help me fit a laminate floor in the lounge and kitchen! We are still overwhelmed by the support we have had so thank you

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    • Michael Potter

      Michael Potter

      21 days ago

      Michael Potter

      What a productive week this has been! The quiz night, being contacted by a producer of DIYSOS (sadly to no avail), and on the build front as you can see in the pictures the roof has gone on and the interior plasterboarded etc. We really are in the home straight for the building work and then the "fun" starts turning it from a shell into a home. We are still a little short of the funds required to complete everything so if possible please can you share this update and hopefully one final push can get us over the finish line - thank you

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    • Nadine Smart

      Nadine Smart

      Nov 27, 2016

      All the best to you and your family. My family also has this horrendous disease. I really hope you can find the funding you need to keep Rebecca at home with you. X

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 26, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 23, 2016

      £10.00

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    Michael Potter

    Michael Potter

    Cambourne, United Kingdom

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