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£360raised of £200 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £360 to help funding towards finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    Location
    Crawley, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

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    This is a photo of me with my handsome 5 year old son and my gorgeous 5 year old nephew. They are both typical kind hearted little boys with one huge difference. A few years ago my nephew was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a devastatingly life limiting condition.

    Last year I decided that it was my turn to do something that pushes me to my limits to raise money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I settled on the Tough Mudder Half after watching my brother and his friends complete the Full Tough Mudder with blood, sweat and tears. The bonus for me was when my cousins, Amy and Sarah, said they would join me in this crazy venture! As the date looms nearer we are frantically realising what we have let ourselves in for however, I keep reminding myself that's it's nothing in comparison to the things my nephew is going to have to face.

    I appreciate that this is a lot to read but I have put together a short summary of what DMD is:

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a condition that causes muscles to become weaker, as my nephew gets older he will find that walking, running, hopping, jumping and climbing will become more difficult. Over time his muscle cells will die and without a cure they are unable to repair themselves. One day it is likely that Tyler will lose the ability to walk independently.

    This next part is quoted from the DMD web page:

    Some children begin to use a powered wheelchair between the ages of 9 to 12 years. In the teenage years, the arms, chest and neck muscles can also be affected.

    At present, there does not appear to be a cure for DMD but research is continuing to find a cure or treatment for children suffering with Duchenne or the milder form, Becker Muscular Dystrophy. It should be stressed that there is still much that can be done to keep children as mobile as possible for as long as possible. Regular exercise such as swimming, stretching and physiotherapy have been found to be beneficial, as has paying attention to a healthy diet.

    Please, please sponsor us and keep your fingers crossed that one day there will be a cure for this horrid condition.

    Love you muchly little T xxx

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    • Rebecca Standing5 months ago
      Rebecca Standing

      Rebecca Standing

      5 months ago

      Well here's our update....WE DID IT!!!! It certainly wasn't easy and we've come away bruised and achy but we did it! We can't be more grateful for all of the donations and messages of support. We were a team of 7 people and between us we've raised over £1000 for Tyler's Tribe and the fight against Muscular Dystrophy...thank you to you all xx

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    20

    • Linda Kincaid

      Linda Kincaid

      Sep 30, 2017

      £5.00

    • Sarah Thacker

      Sarah Thacker

      Sep 27, 2017

      £2.00

    • Amy Thacker

      Amy Thacker

      Sep 26, 2017

      Offline donations :)

      £40.00

    • Sarah Thacker

      Sarah Thacker

      Sep 26, 2017

      Offline cake sale donations x

      £28.40

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well done Becks I am so proud of you!

      £40.00

    • Christine Davidson

      Christine Davidson

      Sep 24, 2017

      Well done Becky-great achievement!! Love Chrissy, Will and Harris xxx

      £10.00

    • Helen Thomas

      Helen Thomas

      Sep 23, 2017

      Good luck - just enjoy it and remember that every struggle is worth the money that you're raising. Go for it!!

      £10.00

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    Rebecca Standing

    Rebecca Standing

    Crawley, United Kingdom

    On Sunday the 24th September me and my cousins will be putting ourselves through our paces in the Tough Mudder Half a challenge that includes 5 miles of mud and 13 obstacles! We are expecting it to be every bit as tough as the challenges my nephew faces on a daily basis.

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