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Weʼre raising £3,000 to Skip to Shaan's loo: a special toilet for my friend Shaan living with Motor Neurone Disease.

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Shaan Devnani is my dear friend Jess's husband. Two years ago, just after their son's first birthday, he was diagnosed with ALS, a type of Motor Neurone Disease that gradually leads to all the muscles stopping working.

Shaan's courage and determination is unbelievable: he is a fighter and doing an amazing job of remaining upbeat, being a father, husband and still going to work every day in his electric wheelchair. He uses voice recognition software but will soon need to rely on software that recognises the movement of his eyes.

Jess and Shaan recently moved into a bungalow to make life easier, however they need an adapted bathroom and various ceiling hoists to help him and Jess cope with his physical deterioration at home. They have their own Crowdfunding page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bathroomforshaan which has far exceeded their expectations and original hopes for adapting their home but I'd like to help them go that bit further.

To retain his dignity, Shaan has set his heart on a disabled toilet that will wash and dry him but, like many things for disabled people, these are shockingly expensive (circa £3000)! He and Jess are not eligible for financial help from the authorities so long as he is still working - he loves what he does and wants to keep his mind sharp. I am also concerned about them having to put so much of their savings into expensive adaptions that were unforeseen three years ago.

As a close friend of Jess and Shaan I am determined to help fund Shaan's loo. I am joining Shaan and a number of his friends this coming Saturday in Hyde Park for a sponsored run where I aim to Skip-to-Shaan's-Loo (run/skipping a 10km with my rope!).

If you are able to contribute to funding a special toilet for Shaan, any donations will be most gratefully received.

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  • Abi Duggan10 days ago
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    Abi Duggan

    10 days ago

    Shaan, Jess and their son Cedric after today's run. They pass on their sincere thanks to all supporters. Thank you!! xxxx

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  • Abi Duggan10 days ago
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    Abi Duggan

    10 days ago

    A HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported this crowdfunding effort so far! The RunThrough event in Hyde Park this morning went really well: a fab turnout for Shaan and he was able to complete his 5km lap in his wheelchair. Very touched by the generosity of strangers too: a sincere thank you to Simon Small, fellow runner in the park today, for his support. Here’s a pic of Team Shaan. Their main crowdfunding page has far exceeded the original target so coupled with this one should mean they reach the £3k goal for Shaan’s loo 😃x

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  • Abi Duggan10 days ago
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    Abi Duggan

    10 days ago

    A HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported this crowdfunding effort so far! The RunThrough event in Hyde Park this morning went really well: a fab turnout for Shaan and he was able to complete his 5km lap in his wheelchair. Very touched by the generosity of strangers too: a sincere thank you to Simon Small, fellow runner in the park today, for his support. Here’s a pic of Team Shaan. Their main crowdfunding page has far exceeded the original target so coupled with this one should mean they reach the £3k goal for Shaan’s loo 😃x

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Page last updated on: 8/13/2018 1:08 PM

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24

  • Jo Johnson

    Jo Johnson

    Aug 13, 2018

    Hope the 'skip' went well Abi! Well done x

    £20.00

  • Marion Cook

    Marion Cook

    Aug 13, 2018

    Well done Abi, you're a star!

    £20.00

  • Helene Lambrinudi

    Helene Lambrinudi

    Aug 13, 2018

    Hi AbiYou're such a supportive friend to Jessie and Shaan, and no doubt you completed the 10 k skip with flying colours. Well done all round.Love,Helene

    £15.00

  • Bryony Cameron-Smith

    Bryony Cameron-Smith

    Aug 11, 2018

    Abs, great effort for a truly worthwhile cause. Well done and hope there is plenty of support! Bx

  • Lesley Pardoe

    Lesley Pardoe

    Aug 11, 2018

    Well done Abi! All the best. xx

  • Gwendolyn Sterk

    Gwendolyn Sterk

    Aug 11, 2018

    Well done Abi! Have fun skipping today x

    £10.00

  • David West

    David West

    Aug 11, 2018

    Well done Abi - a cause that means a lot to me for lots of reasons ...

    £20.00

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