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£6,650
raised of £6,400 target by 97 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,650 to purchase a program sourced from the USA which will remove the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. This treatment is unavailable on the NHS.

    Stroud
    Funded on Saturday, 6th April 2019

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    Story

    My name is Philip Batchelor. I am 76. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2013 and since then I have been committed to finding some way of preventing the ongoing progress of the disease as it further impacts my body and my ability to live an active and fulfilling life.

    I have always felt frustrated by the advice from my neurological consultant with whom I get some fifteen minutes every six months, and the only question he asks me is whether I need any more medication. There is absolutely no conversation of possible ways of reducing the limitations that I currently endure, so I have spent the last five years avidly researching alternative methods of treatment and have found a considerable amount of information, predominantly from the United States, on different protocols that have huge success rates. This has led me to further investigate two significant organisations, one of which is based upon dietary healing, and the other is based on replacing my current medication with natural amino-acid remedies.

    I am in the process of implementing the dietary changes because I believe them to be essentially health improving and will benefit both my gut and brain.

    The amino-acid program is an intense five to seven month course during which I will come off the NHS Dopamine medication, Sinemet, which has become less effective over time at treating my shakes and giving me daily energy. The key aspect of the program is replacing the Dopamine medication with natural supplements. This will then allow my brain to start producing its own natural supply of Dopamine. Five to seven months of daily monitoring and weekly video calls to my doctor in the US make up much of this cost. This is the one part of my ongoing treatment that I can't do myself and where their expertise at monitoring patients such as myself is crucial to the success of this project and my well-being.

    My own research has led me to make changes to my diet, I have naturally always been keen on outdoor exercise but I can no longer run sadly but I continue to walk as much as possible. Despite my shaking hands and decreased energy levels I am still able to do four half days of light gardening work per week, which is wonderful. Research has also led me to a number of key supplements which help with energy supply and are known to improve the quality and abundance of the mitochondria in my brain. So in that respect I am thankfully in considerably better condition than other people I know with the disease.

    The simple fact is, that according to all the statistics, I am likely to end up in a nursing home within the next three to five years and I am not keen to go down that road. Currently I completely look after myself, I continue to cook for myself, and garden for friends and neighbours, I maintain a good social life and continue to read and learn. However time is running out and I know inside myself that this is probably the last chance I have to be able to participate in a demanding program such as this. So I stand now on the threshold of a major opportunity to free myself from the mainly limitations of Parkinson's Disease and absolutely thrilled at the thought of getting underway with this exciting program that will offer me a new lease of life.

    I live in a rented studio flat. My possessions are now wonderfully slimmed down. I am in a stable financial situation, but the simple fact is I have no capital resources hence my big request your contribution towards this £6,400 sum. Thank you for reading my story, any contribution would be hugely appreciated.

    If I am successful in securing the necessary funds, I will be posting regular video updates on my progress in this battle against Parkinson's Disease.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Philip Batchelor.

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    • Philip Batchelor7 months ago
      Philip Batchelor

      Philip Batchelor

      7 months ago

      I have now got all the various bits of the treatment together and as of 10 days ago, I started to use the new supplements intended to replace the medication that I have been taking since my diagnosis. There is much work to do but I have had two remarkable days when I have felt really in control of my shaking and also a sense of brightness in my life which I haven't really experienced lately, somehow an ease in terms of getting things done rather than a struggle and I feel at least an indication of things to come. Best wishes and thank!

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    • Philip Batchelor9 months ago
      Philip Batchelor

      Philip Batchelor

      9 months ago

      Dear friends well, we are nearly there! Just £420 more needed before we hit the target of £6400. This has been the most extraordinary experience and I am in awe of your generosity. The funding campaign closes on 14th March so just a week to go. I am currently arranging with the doctor in USA to schedule the first treatment session which will happen on April 1. This is for real, it is actually now happening thanks to you. After this it will be Skype calls for constant checking in and monitoring of my progress. love and best wishes, Philip

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    • Philip Batchelor10 months ago
      Philip Batchelor

      Philip Batchelor

      10 months ago

      Thanks to all of you the total is moving upwards very nicely and is now getting close to £1500. My target is £6400 so quite a way to go but a very encouraging start. Absolutely could not have done this without you so bless you and let's keep moving ahead! Best wishes to all, Philip

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    97

    • Graham Payne

      Graham Payne

      Apr 3, 2019

      Good luck with the programme Philip, keep up the table tennis, you are an inspiration to others, all the best. Graham

      £30.00

    • Scott

      Scott

      Mar 29, 2019

      Hi PhilipHelen and I are wishing you all the best over in America and looking forward to hearing how well you do. With love, Scott.

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 27, 2019

      Well done Philip wish you the best of luck and hope this treatment gets you back to your old self. Lots of love Anne Mobto-Davies

    • Karen Doe

      Karen Doe

      Mar 18, 2019

      Good luck with the treatment Philip from Karen and Dylan

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 18, 2019

      Dear Philip- sending you a kind wishes with your health journey - love, Sally Dean

      £30.00

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      Anonymous

      Mar 16, 2019

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      Anonymous

      Mar 15, 2019

      £20.00

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    Philip Batchelor

    Philip Batchelor

    Stroud

    Britannia Royal Navy College, Dartmouth: 3 years. Lever Brothers Management Trainee & Promotions Manager: 5 years. Various advertising agencies, London: 15 years. Landscape Gardener, Stroud: 23 years. .

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