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    Weʼve raised £1,690 to help our dearest friend Chris Higgins who has been diagnosed with ALS /Motor neurone disease.

    Funded on Friday, 17th August 2018

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    We are URGENTLY trying to raise money for our dear and beautiful friend Chris. Anyone who knows him will remember his brilliant humour, bright youthful face and deep caring eyes. He has such a massive heart and would do anything for you.

    I do understand there are so many causes and people doing crowd funding but please could you consider helping us raise money for Chris. We have reached desperate times as Chris needs to get to see a specialist doctor in Europe within the next month.

    We have all been terribly shocked with his diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease, MND or ALS as its known in the States. Chris was diagnosed just over 8 months ago and conventional medicine has nothing to offer him other than a devastating life expectancy of 3 years.

    “It frequently results in death from respiratory failure or related complications around two years after diagnosis”

    I met with Chris a couple of weeks ago in London and he has been unable to speak for the past 5 months and more recently is struggling to swallow. I felt so sad to see our beautiful friend sitting in front of me who I have laughed with so often and I can no longer hear his cheeky voice, the cheeky smile is still there and he’s feeling very positive although very fearful.

    So our incredible friend, quietly terrified and I’d say, so courageously, started researching and came across a wonderful man named Steve Shackel http://www.shackel.org/myregimen.html

    He was diagnosed with the disease in 1994 and has been in remission for 23 years. He Says “A documentary film is being made about myself and other long term survivors of ALS/MND. This is one of the most significant things to happen in years. Extremely informative and inspiring for anybody with ALS/MND.” It is now available to watch. Please see HealingALS.org

    Chris is incredibly focused and positive after researching since his diagnosis. He feels confident that it is very possible to heal from the disease but he needs to act quickly. We would love to raise the money for him to begin and complete his chosen treatment straight away.

    Chris needs to get to see a specialist doctor in Europe, the disease is progressing quickly, as I mentioned earlier, he is struggling to swallow and is only managing to consume yoghurt…. PLEASE PLEASE we need to raise money to fly him out to start his treatment before next month.

    Some of the research he has done shows information about how “changes to gut bacteria could hold the key to slowing down Motor Neurone Disease. University College London UCL, have just been awarded the first ever major UK grant to investigate how changes in gut bacteria could slow down the progression of neurodegenerative disorders such as MND”

    www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/articles/news/mnd-gut-bacteria

    The doctor Chris wants to see specialises in healing the gut and safely removing heavy metals from the body, another known cause of damage to the gut and brain and has published a book called ‘Curing the Incurable’

    So please if you could possibly afford to donate something for Chris I know he would be incredibly grateful, and it could help save his life. I would be so grateful and would love to post in the future that “He is now in remission” like so many in the documentary that Steve Shackel participated in. It is so completely possible! Thank you for your time, from all of us who love Chris so deeply.

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      35

      • Sonya Phillips

        Sonya Phillips

        Jun 12, 2018

        My Dad had MND, what you are doing is truly admirable. Stay strong xx

        £5.00

      • George Walker

        George Walker

        Jun 12, 2018

        Good luck and hope for some improvement

        £30.00

      • Carol Moores

        Carol Moores

        Jun 5, 2018

        Wishing you all the best Chris and sending you a great big healing hug. xxx

        £50.00

      • Ian Knight

        Ian Knight

        May 31, 2018

        £100.00

      • David Higgins

        David Higgins

        May 29, 2018

        With love from the Aussies xx

        £250.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 15, 2018

        With love from Neal’s Mum & Dad, Kat & Robin Smith ❤️

        £40.00

      • Lorna Hastings

        Lorna Hastings

        May 15, 2018

        £50.00

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