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£2,560raised of £2,500 target by 79 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,560 to buy an off road wheelchair for George who is battling Battens disease.

    Nuneaton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 6th October 2017

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    Helping George battle Battens disease #theGmanBattlingBattens

    George is one of a kind. He loves playing with cars and bouncing on the trampoline with his cousins. He loves watching planes and is fascinated with lawn mowers! He loves spag bol and tuna sandwiches. These are the things that make George unique and so loveable.

    George also has Battens disease (CLN8). A truly awful disease.

    Battens disease is rare. George is one of only 2 children in the UK diagnosed with the CLN8 strain. It is a neurodegenerative disease. Children with Battens Disease cannot make an enzyme that is responsible for eliminating waste that builds up in the brain. Over time affected children suffer worsening seizures and progressive loss of sight and motor skills. Eventually children with Battens Disease become blind, tube fed, bedridden, and unable to communicate.

    There is no cure and sadly George will eventually lose his battle against Battens without getting to experience everything that life has to offer. Children on average pass away between 6 and 12 years. George is 4.

    It’s our job to make the time he does have left the best it possibly can be. This is where the off road wheelchair comes in.

    George and his Daddy (Simon) love the outdoors. The off road wheelchair will allow Simon to take George on camping trips, for cycle rides along the canal, walks across the fields and a lot more.

    To help raise funds for the chair, Georges Daddy and I, along with some friends and family, will be attempting to complete the 10k Reaper run on October 14th, followed by further challenges in the coming year.

    I hope you can help George. Any donation no matter how small is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for taking time to read this.

    Have fun and #doitfortheGman #TheGmanBattlingBattens

    For more information about Battens disease or to donate to the BDFA charity visit the BDFA website at



    • Andrew Young2 years ago
      Andrew Young

      Andrew Young

      2 years ago

      So training is going ok. I did the Balsall Common 10k a couple of weeks ago in 55mins. Then my brother sent me a text saying he's knocked out 10k in 47 mins just for fun! Plus I just found out the 2 lads I'm doing the Reaper with (bros work mates) are 18 and 21! I hoping they all wait for me!

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    Page last updated on: 10/6/2017 14.24



    • Lyn McCormack

      Lyn McCormack

      Oct 6, 2017


    • Kathleen Kirton

      Kathleen Kirton

      Oct 4, 2017

      Good luck guys Kxx

    • Kieran Bray

      Kieran Bray

      Oct 4, 2017

      Enjoy the new wheels little man


    • James Donnelly

      James Donnelly

      Oct 4, 2017

      Good luck Andy.... Amazing work fella...Lots of love Jim, Gemma, Jack and Alfie...


    • Anonymous


      Oct 4, 2017

    • Andrea Chapman

      Andrea Chapman

      Oct 4, 2017

      Good luck Andy!


    • Jamie Long

      Jamie Long

      Oct 4, 2017

      Go for it guys!


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    Andrew Young

    Andrew Young

    Nuneaton, United Kingdom

    I'm George Young's uncle. Along with Simon (George's Daddy and my twin brother) and our amazing family and friends, we're trying to make Georges life the best it possibly can be in the time he has left.

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