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Weʼre raising £20,000 to help our best friend Thomas (diagnosed with ALD aged 8yrs) reach infinity & his family cope with what’s beyond

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My name is Finley. I am 7 years old. My best friend Thomas has been diagnosed with ALD (I can’t say what it is called and I’ve had help to spell it on here - adrenaleaukodystraphy).

Thomas was very poorly and ended up in hospital. He had lots of tests and the doctors said he has ALD. He has to take lots of medicine but that’s helped and he has been allowed home. I miss him at school and it’s not fun when he’s not there, I miss him coming to my house to play with me too. Normally Thomas would be my partner on school trips but I’ve been upset that he has missed our trip to the Castle and wasn’t with me. I really want Thomas to come back to school but don’t know if he can. I hope he can come back sometime.

Thomas is better and at home but he is going to need lots of help and might need special furniture. This might not be now but it would be good if his mam and dad can buy him whatever they need, to help him with his ALD.

I want to help his family, and it would be good if they can take him on holiday now that Thomas is well enough to be out of hospital. If they go on holiday Thomas can have fun and his family can relax and make nice memories with him. I also want Thomas to have everything he needs to make him better and anything you can give to help his family have some money to buy what he needs would be really nice.

I am very sad that Thomas is poorly. He looks after me in school and makes me feel included in all the work, games and things we do. He has helped me when people have been mean to me and I miss him. He is funny and makes me laugh and it is no fun without him.

My name is Jake. I am 8 years old. I’m very sad Thomas is not well. I miss him so much. I want him to come back to school and I hope he can soon, now that he is out of hospital. He is one of my best friends and I miss playing with him, he always makes me laugh. Me and Thomas tell each other stuff and he comes to my mam’s BBQ’s with his dad, mam and little sister. I want to help Thomas all I can. Me and all Thomas’s friends miss playing with him in school. I really, really miss him and am very sad. I don’t want Thomas to be ill.

From a grown up helping Finley & Jake set this up:-

Thomas’s friends and family are heartbroken by the devastating news of Thomas’s diagnosis but even in this time of darkness Thomas’s smile is bright and he seeks enjoyment in all that he does. The family understand that people want to help but need time and space to come to terms with this. They support this page.

Finley & Jake can help each of you show your love and support for Thomas, his little sister Ella and his parents at this deeply sad time through a small donation to reach their goals of helping financially.

Watch this page for fundraising updates and how your donations are being used to keep Thom’s Story bright and happy.

Thom’ – You’ve Got A Friend In Me. Love Finley & Jake

“When the road looks rough ahead, and you’re miles and miles, from your nice warm bed, you just remember what your old pal said; Boy, you’ve got a friend in me… You’ve got troubles, and I’ve got ‘em too, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you. We stick together and can see it through, ‘Cause you’ve got a friend in me. Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am, bigger and stronger too, maybe. But none of them will ever love you the way I do, it’s me and you, boy and as the years go by our friendship will never die, you’re gonna see it’s our destiny. You’ve got a friend in me”

Credit: Randy Newman “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Walt Disney Music Company.

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  • Finley & Jake1 month ago
    Finley & Jake

    Finley & Jake

    1 month ago

    Thanks to your kindness and the continued donations you have all generously given, the family have been able to purchase a purpose built buggy which will go across sand so they can enjoy time together at the beach 🏖

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  • Finley & Jake2 months ago
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    2 months ago
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    WOW! The original goal was 5k, we smashed that and the second goal of 20k has also been smashed - huge thanks to everyone’s support so far! We’re nearly at 30k!!! Big thanks to the rugby event which raised 7k but has gone direct to the family so not reflected in this pages figure - we’ll done everyone

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  • Finley & Jake3 months ago
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Page last updated on: 7/30/2018 8:15 PM



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  • Angela Thomas

    Angela Thomas

    Jun 14, 2018

    Keep fighting Thomas! Many thanks to Melton Baptist Church & Pontllanfraith Methodist Church and everyone else who donated money for a copy of 'A Mixed Bag of Sweets'. Love Ang xxx


  • Ciara Doyle

    Ciara Doyle

    Jun 14, 2018

    You are an inspiration living life to the fullest every single moment xxx


  • karen rees-gummer

    karen rees-gummer

    May 31, 2018

    From everyone at Blackwood Jobcentre we had a dress down to support


  • Louise Saddler

    Louise Saddler

    May 24, 2018

    From Islwyn Running Club with love xxx

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We just want to help our friend. Mum's are helping and Thomas's parents are happy with what we are trying to do. Thank you for visiting our page.

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