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£6,522raised of £5,000 target by 167 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,522 to help little Max get critical therapies.

    Cheshire, UK
    Funded on Monday, 11th June 2018

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    This page is Ian Dodds story, and updates on his epic fundraising efforts for Max Bailey.

    Little Max has scoliosis. He needs to continue treatment to prevent his curve from impacting his internal organs and becoming life threatening again.

    I want to help my friends incredibly brave son, so I've challenged myself to ride solo from Land’s End to John O’Groats. I expect to be cycling around 12 hours per day for 9 days, and expect to burn around 8,000 – 9,000 calories every day. I know what will keep me going during my low moments, is raising money for this very worthwhile cause………

    There's no cure or management via the NHS - just surgery likely to disable him for life. It means inserting metal rods along the length of his spine. It's nasty, invasive surgery leaving a scar the full length of his back. He will require repeated surgeries every 3 to 6 months to lengthen the rods through his growth spurt from age 8 until12 and beyond. Ultimately he'll likely require his spine fused solid and be left with life-long disability and pain management.

There are routes to a better outcome through private treatments.

    This irreversible surgery with life-long problems is simply not an option.
 Max has conservative treatment that gave immediate results and he continues to improve. I invite you to follow his story to date on his Facebook page Maxipotential. It's fascinating, and lovely to see his progress. Ultimately, Max's parents hope it will help a lot more people as Max's fund transitions into a charity to spearhead innovation in the UK.

    Max would like to say: 'Thank you for helping to fix my bendy back!"



    • Sarah Bailey12 days ago
      Sarah Bailey

      Sarah Bailey

      12 days ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Congratulations to Ian Dodds on his EPIC solo bike ride. Thank you to all his supporters, who raised total £6522 to help Max continue his critical therapies. Amazing!!

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    • Sarah Bailey22 days ago
      Sarah Bailey

      Sarah Bailey

      22 days ago

      Doddsy epic solo ride from Landsend to John O'Grotes is complete! This pic is at an absolute low point at Glen Coe ski resort in the middle of nowhere, as desolate a place as you can get, up in the mountains with a completely knackered wheel! He's really been through it to raise money for Max. For a few days it was agony for hour after hour. Ian has helped Scoliosis Awareness Month and raised over £2.5k for Max. Please share, and give Ian an extra lift by encourage friends to donate via https://padlock.link/doddsybikeride MANY THANKS!

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    • Sarah Bailey1 month ago
      Sarah Bailey

      Sarah Bailey

      1 month ago

      Ian is half way through his solo bike ride from Lands End to John O'Groats - travelling close to Max at home on his Birmingham to Lancaster leg. This pic is his entire luggage allowance. He must be a bit smelly in this heat! He says there are parts hurting he didn’t know existed, but all for a great cause. Raised over £1,800 so far. 😀 If you would like to help keep his little peggy's moving for the 2nd half of his epic trip - please share and encourage friends to donate a small amount via https://padlock.link/doddsybikeride MANY THANKS!

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    Page last updated on: 6/13/2018 8:21 AM



    • Gavin Dove

      Gavin Dove

      Jun 11, 2018

      Congrats Ian on great achievement, and for such a great cause.


    • Shaun Green

      Shaun Green

      Jun 11, 2018

      Well done Ian.


    • Dayne Turbitt

      Dayne Turbitt

      Jun 10, 2018


    • Stuart Nyemecz

      Stuart Nyemecz

      Jun 10, 2018

      Ian - fantastic achievement, you should be very proud.


    • Darren Thorne

      Darren Thorne

      Jun 8, 2018

      Ian - Brilliant effort , fantastic !!


    • Andrew Denham

      Andrew Denham

      Jun 8, 2018


    • Ian Brown

      Ian Brown

      Jun 8, 2018

      Great effort Ian


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    Sarah Bailey

    Sarah Bailey

    Cheshire, UK

    Hi, I'm Saz - Max's mum. I've spent the last 7 or so years immersed in helping Max realise his full potential. That's thrown me headlong into researching, exploring options, and battling expert opinion. I've proven surgery wrong before and this time it's so much more serious...

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