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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund occupational therapy, rehabilitation and physiotherapeutic classes for Jacob

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The Way of Saint James for Jacob!

Soon, on August 18th, Poland and Spain will meet in the famous city of Porto to take the journey along the great Portuguese version of Camino de Santiago! Poland will be represented by me, whereas from Spain to Portugal my friend Agnieszka will join me to follow this route.

We want to connect spiritual matters with the down to earth ones, hence our event "Camino de Santiago for Jacob." We dedicate our journey to my cousin, Jacob and his mother, whom we want to help with their everyday struggles.

Jacob is 27 years old and is suffering from tuberous sclerosis accompanied by autism and drug-resistant epilepsy. Since Jacob was 10 months old, he has been treated with various drugs. Additionally, he has been on a ketogenic diet for 18 years. Despite the use of all these measures, epileptic seizures continue to occur. What's more, Jacob unfortunately does not speak and contact with him is difficult.

Jacob is dependent and needs constant care and help of another person. That person is his mother, who is with him 24/7. Jacob needs systematic treatment, occupational therapy and rehabilitation, which in effect are associated with high costs.

His mum is a full-time, sole guardian for Jacob. The funds that she receives (social pension and care allowance) from the government and financial help from the family are often not enough to cover basic costs. That is why we are organizing this fund raising to finance occupational therapy, rehabilitation and physiotherapeutic classes for Jacob. The monthly cost is from PLN 800 upwards (approx. £160) and Jacob’s mum can’t afford it due to limited resources.

This is where the idea came - to connect the Camino with a noble goal. At the same time, we also want to involve you in support and motivation for us, Jacob and his mom. Here's what we want to achieve:

- distance: approx. 230 km on foot

- time: 9 days – start at dawn on 18th August 2018 till dusk on 26th August 2018.

- number of corns and blisters on the feet: an infinite amount

- good mood: 24/7 =)

- support for Jacob and his mother: we aim for £2K to cover 12-month expenses of occupational therapy and rehabilitation, but if we exceed this amount, nobody will complain ;)

In addition to above, please share and invite all your friends to this initiative – let’s make some noise!

On our part, we want to assure you that we will keep you posted about the preparation to the trip, number of kilometres travelled and of corns/blisters. We will share with you with our impressions and adventures, which will be most probably numerous;)

Sooooo… can we count on you? :D

Stay tuned!

Karolina & Aga

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    • carlos

      carlos

      Aug 14, 2018

      Good Luck Klamont !!!!!

      £10.00

    • Joni Keellings

      Joni Keellings

      Aug 14, 2018

      Good Luck!

      £10.00

    • Agnieszka DeMonica Knox

      Agnieszka DeMonica Knox

      Jul 4, 2018

      Tenner for luck. we're gonna need it :)

      £10.00

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