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Ruth Dalton

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Weʼre raising £7,000 to towards a form of communication called "Eye Gaze". It could finally give him the chance to communicate for the first time in his life!

Rochester, Kent, UK

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it is heartbreaking and frustrating, not knowing how much pain Samuel is in. He doesn't show it & has no communication except for eye pointing. This also causes problems trying to work out what Samuel wants to do, where he wants to go, whether his is hungry, thirst or in pain. Although I get more of my fair share of hugs, Samuel has never been able to say "I love you Mum". Most of the last 21 years has been pure guess work. At college, they have discovered a system that may finally give him a proper form of communication. It is called ‘Eye Gaze’. He has been having regular sessions with the system and he is doing amazingly well, already making decisions and choices independently! after only 5 months, he has already moved up to the communication level! One day, he may actually be able to say (through the computer) "I love you Mum" xx

I have investigated buying Samuel an Eye Gaze for use at home but it will cost around £10,000 - £13,000! Therefore, I have made the decision to keep this fundraising page open, for as long as possible, to try and help fund the Eye Gaze system. Please continue to share the page by any means you can.

Please consider helping Samuel by donating what you can. Remember that every penny counts. Thank you all for your continued support x

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  • Ruth Dalton8 months ago
    Ruth Dalton

    Ruth Dalton

    8 months ago

    Samuel had his appointment on Thursday. I am devastated to report that we have been advised against the surgery. Due to his severe obstructive sleep apnoea, any anaesthetic is dangerous, plus it would be a really major surgery with a long and difficult recovery and the success rate is only 50-50 so with the expertise of the surgeon, we have made the decision not to go ahead. He will be having regular steroid injections to help with pain. Please go to the 4 steps for Samuel (or my own) Facebook page for more details. Thank you for your support x

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  • Ruth Dalton8 months ago
    Ruth Dalton

    Ruth Dalton

    8 months ago

    Samuel’s appointment on Thursday is to be at the Spire Bushey Hospital. Even though the appointment was made through the RNOH, the surgeon who was recommended actually works at Spire Bushey. Thank you for all your support. I will post an update after the appointment xx

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10 months ago

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Page last updated on: 7/29/2019 18.25

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65

  • Katie May Nelson

    Katie May Nelson

    Jul 29, 2019

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 23, 2019

    Wishing you all the best x

    £10.00

  • Don xxx

    Don xxx

    Jun 26, 2019

    Ruth you are an amazing mum I am very happy to contribute as Samuel deserves the best quality of life possible in the same way as we all do! Xxx

    £100.00

  • Eleanor Collins

    Eleanor Collins

    Mar 24, 2019

    £10.00

  • Mark Maybank

    Mark Maybank

    Feb 12, 2019

    Couple more pennies in the pot.

    £20.00

  • Melanie Poynter

    Melanie Poynter

    Feb 12, 2019

    Thinking of you and good luck with your campaign xx

  • Andy Harris

    Andy Harris

    Feb 11, 2019

    Good luck Ruth. Hope you reach your target. Cheers. Andy

    £100.00

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Ruth Dalton

Ruth Dalton

Rochester, Kent, UK

Samuel was born 07/07/1998. He is profoundly disabled and suffers from a very rare condition called Bainbridge Ropers Syndrome. He cannot walk or talk. He has severe learning difficulties and profound orthopaedic problems. Despite all this, he is always happy, kind and loving xx

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