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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Send Elisa and her three young children to Disneyland.

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I would like to introduce you to my good friend Elisa. A vibrant, outgoing, generous and wonderful, single mother of three. I recently heard the awful news that she has been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. By the time the doctors caught it, it had already spread to both femur bones, her spine, sternum, both hips, several lymph glands and her lungs. Although the disease has been declared non curative, it can be managed, hopefully for many years, but it will undoubtedly shorten the time and quality of life she has left with her three beautiful children.

When speaking with her recently, she mentioned that Disneyland had always been a trip she'd hope to make with her children. Unfortunately, being a single mum, the overwhelming cost has so far prevented this. Abigail, Ezme and Jenson are aged 14, 7 and 5. Most children of their age dream of meeting fairy-tale princesses and riding the rides in this magical kingdom, but for these three children, their priorities are rapidly changing. Coming to terms with, and understanding what this diagnosis really means for their mum will be the hardest thing they've ever had to do.

So, I would really like to give them something to look forward to beyond Christmas this year. A trip of a lifetime for the children, and a chance for Elisa to enjoy their smiles while she still can. The doctors are doing all they can to fight this disease and keep the family together for as long as possible; many of Elisa's close friends are rallying around her to raise money to cover her day to day living expenses now that she in unable to work, but I would like to do something for them to take all their minds off the bleak future. I want to help them build more happy memories to treasure no matter what the outcome.

I want to send this extremely brave and deserving family to Disneyland.

Please donate anything you can spare to help make this happen. x


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  • Sally Wilson

    Sally Wilson

    15 days ago

    Sally Wilson

    Games fans! A very generous friend of mine has offered up this beautiful piece of concept art from the game 'Journey', to be auctioned in support of our 'Send Elisa to Disneyland' fund. The artwork 'Desert' was made by concept artist Matt Nava for the PS3 and PS4 game 'Journey' by thatgamecompany. It is print number: 267 of 300 and comes with a certificate. Place your bids here! Either comment below, or message me privately. No minimum amount! We'll keep the auction open until 6pm on Friday, and then let the lucky winner know who they are! :)

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  • Sally Wilson

    Sally Wilson

    a month ago

    Sally Wilson

    In another push to raise money for Elisa and her children, my wonderful sister Caroline and I, will be running the Brighton Half Marathon on the 26th February, dressed as Disney princesses! The costumes are still under construction, but being that I don't know the first thing about sewing, they're bound to maximize the discomfort and embarrassment suffered by us both! Any donations towards our cause, even the smallest, would be much appreciated :) All your generous contributions are so so appreciated, and will certainly be well spent.

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  • Sally Wilson

    Sally Wilson

    2 months ago

    Sally Wilson

    Today's 'Charity Christmas Market', held at Industrial Light & Magic in London, raised another £250 for the cause! (I won't pay it into the total on the page otherwise we'll be charged an extra fee by JustGiving, but just know we're £250 closer now!) Big THANK YOU to everyone to crafted, baked and donated to this event! Merry Christmas everyone! :)

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    Feb 14, 2017

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    Feb 13, 2017

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    Feb 13, 2017

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To help raise funds for this cause, I will be taking part in the Brighton Half Marathon in February. To make this even more of a challenge, I am willing to do it in a fancy dress outfit of your choice. Please donate to the page and comment with your fancy dress request of choice.

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