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£500raised of £380 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £500 to I’m going to jump 10,000 feet to help Leanda! Will you sponsor me please to see me do this crazy thing called a Parachute jump on Nov19th

    Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 1st December 2016

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    Leanda is a 31 year old young lady who lives in Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire, Leanda and her husband have 6 children.
    Just a week before finding out they were expecting their 6th child Leanda was diagnosed with a progressive disease called Multiple Sclerosis, an invisible neurological disease of the central nervous system.
    Leanda has suffered from this horrible disease in many ways, she suffers from chronic fatigue, blurred vision, brain fog, poor balance, numbness, painful limbs and pins and needles constantly in her hands, she can’t walk very far anymore and needs someone with her most of the time. This disease has progressed over time and is still very much active, the future for Leanda and her family is uncertain and there is a big possibility Leanda will need a wheelchair in the near future.
    In MS your immune system which normally fights off infections, mistakes the protective coating of the nerve which is known as Myelin thinking it’s a foreign body, this then damages the Myelin and exposes the nerve fibres. When the nerve fibres are left without the protective coating they then too get damaged, this then leaves lesions (scars) on the brain and spinal cord which then leads to permanent damage causing disability.
    This damage disrupts messages travelling along the nerve fibres which make the body slow to respond or not respond at all.
    Leanda has hope, she is able to have a procedure called HSCT (HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL TRANSPLANTATION) This treatment IS the only existing scientifically proven treatment, currently available that completely halts disease progression!! BUT this is NOT covered by the NHS so Leanda will have to pay to have this done privately in Mexico for a sum of £37,500! Mexico is cheaper than paying £90,000 - £100,000 in the UK!
    Leanda will have to undergo an aggressive treatment which will include Chemotherepy which will last for 4-5 days



    • Simone Lucas10 months ago
      Simone Lucas

      Simone Lucas

      10 months ago

      Oh my goodness, I've done it , in fact I didn't do what I set out to do, I actually did 15,000 ft!!!!! It was absolutely amazing but I'm so glad it's over! Thank you so very much for all your support and kind words. THANKYOU SO VERY MUCH. Xxx

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    • Simone Lucasa year ago
      Simone Lucas

      Simone Lucas

      a year ago

      Thank you so much for those that have already sponsored me for this jump, I truely am extremely nervous about it and can't really believe I've agreed to jump 10,000 feet out of an aeroplane!!!!!!! I need to raise at least £300 to do this and of course help Leanda so if you want to see me turn into jelly then please sponsor me, no amount is too small, every penny counts...... eeeek eeek eeek!!!

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    • Pauline Evans

      Pauline Evans

      Nov 22, 2016

      Well done Simone, you are very brave! x


    • patrizia benge

      patrizia benge

      Nov 20, 2016

      Well done lovely. Looked amazing. Xxx

    • patrizia benge

      patrizia benge

      Nov 20, 2016

      Well done lovely. Congratulations looked amazing. Xxx

    • Pete, Sarah, Matt, Lottie and Rebecca

      Pete, Sarah, Matt, Lottie and Rebecca

      Nov 20, 2016

      Well done! You're amazing! xx


    • Lucy Simms

      Lucy Simms

      Nov 20, 2016

      Well done Simone. You are amazing. Fantastic achievement.

    • Tracy Griffin

      Tracy Griffin

      Nov 19, 2016


    • Antonia Whiting

      Antonia Whiting

      Nov 19, 2016

      Well Done - you are crazy yet inspirational! Super, Amazing & Brave xxx


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    Trowbridge, United Kingdom

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