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£715raised of £10,000 target by 31 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help give my husband Steve the chance to complete his bucket list, before he can no longer do so.

Location
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Time left
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My husband Steve was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in December 2014, The Neurologist could see by the MRI scans that he had been struggling along with it for at least ten years. During those ten years he had been working as a Bin Man and regularly running 18 miles a day as a hobby.

Since diagnosis his condition has rapidly worsened and within 6 months he was wheelchair dependant .He can no longer walk at all and struggles with day to day activities.

Steve is a devoted family man, with our two grown up children and we are all working together to make his life special and to help him achieve the things he wants.

I would like to raise money for him, so he can do the things he wants to do before the Multiple Sclerosis progresses to the point where he is bedbound. We dont know how long it will be, but his Neurologist has said that he has one of the most agressive cases he has seen.

Some of the things Steve would like to do:-

He would love a telescope, so he could look at the stars.

He has always wanted to see the Northern Lights.

His dream from childhood has been to visit Egypt and see the pyramids.

He wants to see an England football game at Wembley and would also like to be able to be a disabled season ticket holder for his lifelong team, Leicester City.

I would be grateful for any donations that would help us improve Steve's quality of life and help him fulfil his dreams.


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  • Steve Smailes

    Steve Smailes

    a month ago

    Steve Smailes

    While the fundraising has been going on, I've been at task trying to tick the Leicester City Disabled Season Ticket off the list. After contacting the Foxes Foundation I fell to a dead end and also found out that all Disabled Season Tickets had sold out. Meanwhile, Dan got a text from the old friend who informed us that his Dad, also an old family friend, is the DSA treasurer at LCFC and could pay for a Disabled Membership for Dad to get access to tickets. Huge love and thanks to the Rice family for your kindness Chloe 😃

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    • Dan Smailes
    • Chloe Smailes
    • Jane Smailes
    • Beckie Brooks

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  • Steve Smailes

    Steve Smailes

    a month ago

    Steve Smailes

    Back from a break at Disneyland Paris and Steve and I had a wonderful time, the holiday has given Steve the boost he needed and is going around with a smile. We are now researching options available for the Northern lights, hopefully with a view to book. Thank you for your continued support, Jane x

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  • Steve Smailes

    Steve Smailes

    2 months ago

    Steve Smailes

    This week Steve has been poorly and spent mostly in bed but, I went into town and got him some brochures on the northern lights to look through. We have almost got to £2,000 and that will be enough to take him on a cruse to see the northern lights for next years spectacular. I'm taking him on a long overdue holiday to Disneyland Paris next week, that we booked and paid for at the start of the year, I'm hoping that will give him the boost he needs. Thanks for your support, Jane x

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4 months ago

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  • Louise Wiltshire

    Louise Wiltshire

    Oct 1, 2016

    Well done to Dan and Beckie, 55 miles is a massive achievement.

    £20.00

  • Graham Gambles

    Graham Gambles

    Oct 1, 2016

    Good luck to Beckie and Dan on your bike ride today. Hope you get there in one piece and don't get too wet!Love Sally Gambles

    £10.00

  • Emma

    Emma

    Oct 1, 2016

    Good luck with the bike ride today Beckie and Dan. Both the weather is on your side!! X

    £10.00

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom

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