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Weʼre raising £4,000 to help fund mechanical arms for Leon..Team Leon will also be donating to joining jack Duchenne uk registered charities.

Devon uk
21 days to go

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2014 Leon took his last independent steps. Duchenne muscular dystrophy robs children like Leon of the basic skills we teach our children. Walking, standing, brushing teeth, hair, lifting a cup without spilling, feeding themselves. The list goes on. Barely able to hug those close to him now, everyday life is a challenge but for the wonderful people who do so much to physically support him. Watching Duchenne gradually weaken his entire body, his hand help up in class by his T.A when Leon has something to contribute to the lesson. I realised that before long even answering his mobile is difficult. This weekend I called his phone on connecting he called out "hold on I've got to get the phone to my ear". When Duchenne did you steal that ability away from him. We cannot stop this conditions progress and it is 100% fatal. Even though he is aware of his fate he does not give up hope. He has agreed that he will undergo tendon release surgery and spinal rods to be fitted in his back in the hope that we can relieve pressure on his failing respitory system which he hopes will give scientist time to find a cure in his life time. He acknowledged that if this doesn't happen he wants them to keep working for other's. A smile on his face, a giggle that's infectious, a teenage boy with the normal teenage antics and frame of mind coupled with extreme positivity that at times astounds myself and his family and friends alike. A brave much loved little man who was once so tiny he was my little dot. Help us raise the funds for equipment that will give him some independence to scratch his own head. Tweek his ear. Put his headphones on. Take a phone call and pick up a cup to raise to his mouth without having to drop his head down to drink. As always Team Leon (Leons chance) makes donations to charity, this year we will be donating to (Joining Jack) Duchenne UK.

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  • Team Leon 2 months ago
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    Team Leon

    2 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

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  • Team Leon 3 months ago
    Team Leon

    Team Leon

    3 months ago

    Three weeks and three days to go. If you haven't had your registration form I will give this to you on the evening before the event starts. So far we have £1,075 from 7 of the team members off line donations and £475 in on line donations from 29 supporters, that's an amazing 37% of our target so far. Well done a massive thank you for helping us get this far.

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  • Team Leon 4 months ago
    Team Leon

    Team Leon

    4 months ago

    TARGET UPDATE Unfortunately I can not add the donations received off line to our just giving account total as there is no facility to do so when crowdfunding. I would like you all to know we have a confirmed £1,195 that's an amazing 30% including the on line donations so far. I am aware that there are a lot of you collecting your donations and that we have not spoken since July, so please if you have a running total that I can update the page with that would be great.

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5 months ago

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Page last updated on: 10/29/2018 8:10 AM

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84

  • Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson

    Oct 29, 2018

    Some late sponsorship money. Xx

    £20.00

  • Josie

    Josie

    Oct 24, 2018

    Wishing you all the very best.

    £25.00

  • One Sure

    One Sure

    Oct 24, 2018

    Well done KERRIE GOULDFrom everyone at One Sure Insurance

    £160.00

  • Alison Phillips

    Alison Phillips

    Oct 21, 2018

    What amazing & brave young man. I have known Leon since he started at Galmpton Primary school.Hope you reach your target!

    £10.00

  • Maria mason

    Maria mason

    Oct 12, 2018

    Nothing shows more kindness than when people unite to help others. Wow what an amazing achieve for a special young person. Maria xxx

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 11, 2018

    £10.00

  • Shellie Land

    Shellie Land

    Oct 10, 2018

    I am praying for total healing for Leon! All things are possible with God 💗 Blessings, Shellie Land

    £30.00

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