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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help 8 year old Sammy Devenny with ongoing medical treatment to improve his quality of life

Reading, United Kingdom

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*** UPDATE: Due to a knee injury and then the Reading half marathon being cancelled due to bad weather, I am now running the Reading 10K race for life in honour of Sammy***

I am raising money for this wonderful boy who is very dear to us. He has a very special relationship with my son Oliver.

Sammy Devenny age 8 is non verbal and has severe sensory processing problems. His diagnosis' to date include Autism , Global Developmental Delay, Learning Disability , PICA and ADHD .

Sammy has been going privately to the Swiss Medica Stem Cell Clinic in Belgrade, (two visits so far) for breakthrough stem cell treatment which isn't available in the UK. The clinic anticipate improving Sammy's quality of life in so many ways which he so desperately deserves. Being able to talk to his mummy, daddy and brothers verbally is a possibility with this treatment.... being able to eat a normal diet... being able to understand his birthday... imagine. It can change his whole world.

Sammy's parents Emma & Paul are paying for everything themselves and we really want to help them. It is costing tens of thousands. They are very special friends and the most wonderful people you could ever meet. We are so lucky to have the Devenny's in our life. They are devoted to the care and well being of Sammy and such amazing parents.

Please help us to give Sammy the medical treatment and support that he so desperately deserves.

Thank you so much,

Annalee Hedges

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  • Annalee Hedges5 months ago
    Annalee Hedges

    Annalee Hedges

    5 months ago

    Well I’ve done it!!! Seriously hot weather for running and almost passed out at the half way point but thrilled to have done the run for Sammy!!! Thank you all for your kind donations for Sammys medical expenses, I will be withdrawing the funds and handing over to the Devenny’s now. Best wishes to all. Annalee x

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  • Annalee Hedges6 months ago
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    Annalee Hedges

    6 months ago

    Update!!! I am running the Reading 10K on 15th July 2018 in honour of Sammy and the funds raised for him on this page. It’s a Race for Life (which is a cancer research fundraiser) so my entry fee has gone to cancer research. All funds raised on this page will go to Sammy directly. Thank you for your continued support x

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  • Annalee Hedges9 months ago
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    Annalee Hedges

    9 months ago

    I need to update everyone with only 10 days to go until the big run... Ive bad yet ‘determined’ news... I went to a sports injury clinic thing this morning as I’m struggling with my left knee. Unfortunately I have Patella Tendonitis. My knee is swollen and hurting 😣 I am currently not fit to run and it’s highly unlikely my knee would last 13.2 miles in 10 days time. I am however going to rest it, do light training over the next 10 days and at least give it a go on the day! I’m determined to start, even if I can’t finish! #loveusammybear A x

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Page last updated on: 7/15/2018 12:23 PM



  • Katrina Large

    Katrina Large

    Mar 1, 2018

    Well done, keep training!! X


  • Elizabeth Rabasse

    Elizabeth Rabasse

    Feb 27, 2018

    I feel lucky to know Emma. I’m happy to donate to help a great family. Big hugs.


  • David & Janet Gilkison

    David & Janet Gilkison

    Feb 23, 2018


  • Jean & Vic Sanders

    Jean & Vic Sanders

    Feb 21, 2018

    Hope you reach your target


  • Jean & Vic Sanders

    Jean & Vic Sanders

    Feb 21, 2018

    good luck with the fundraising


  • Cathryn and Peter Graham

    Cathryn and Peter Graham

    Jan 31, 2018


  • Lynda Johnston

    Lynda Johnston

    Jan 14, 2018

    A little something towards your target


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