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£11,708raised of £8,000 target by 160 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,708 to help fund Toyah to care full time for her terminally ill baby daughter Margot

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 19th November 2017

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    Thank you for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page.

    We are raising funds to help our dear friend Toyah ease the unexpected financial pressure of becoming a full time carer to her gorgeous 12 month old daughter Margot.

    In June Margot, who was a healthy, happy baby, was suddenly struck down by a mystery illness and admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital, where after a month of tests Toyah received the devastating news that Margot was diagnosed with the very rare Mitochondrial disease, 'Alpers'.

    Alpers is a genetic disorder which causes a progressive loss of development, brain function and mobility. Resulting in constant epileptic seizures and liver failure. Most devastatingly there is no cure for this awful condition, and Toyah has been told that Margot is unlikely to see her 2nd birthday.

    As a single parent, Toyah can unfortunately no longer work in her job as an optometrist as she has now become a full time carer to her gorgeous baby girl. This money will go towards easing Toyah's financial burden as a result of Margot's situation - using it to meet ongoing costs of living while she cannot work. We don't know how long this painful situation will continue. It is very scary.

    Thank you for your support. It is greatly appreciated.

    Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, your money will be sent directly to Toyah.

    So please dig deep and donate now. Big thanks.

    Steph and Suz




    • Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans1 year ago
      Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

      Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

      1 year ago

      After a very emotional day yesterday, bidding farewell to baby Margot, we would like to thank everyone who donated on our page. We raised nearly £12,000 - which was above and beyond our expectations!! Toyah was such an amazing Mum and continues to be an inspiration to us all. We love 💕 her so much We have decided to close the page next Sunday, so if you would still like to donate, there is still time. The continued support from friends, family and even those that don’t know our dear friend is immensely appreciated xxx

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    • Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans1 year ago
      Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

      Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

      1 year ago

      If you are interested to attend the funeral, please let us know soon so that we can have an idea of numbers while we make the arrangements.

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    • Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans1 year ago
      Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

      Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      It's been an emotionally exhausting journey but we reached the end of it in the early hours of Thursday morning. Margot wasn't able to recover from a chest infection as the disease progressed further. She was losing the ability to control her eyes and the seizures became more frequent and more resistant to treatment. She still managed to smile and bring us joy in the first couple of months of her illness, but later on I worried about her quality of life, so it was her time to go, and I take relief in her suffering not being prolonged.

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    Page last updated on: 11/18/2017 6:08 PM



    • Anonymous


      Nov 18, 2017

      Love goes on forever.


    • Gillian Smith

      Gillian Smith

      Nov 15, 2017

      Thinking of you Toyah and all the family. We feel privileged to have spent the time we did with Margot. xx


    • James Field

      James Field

      Nov 11, 2017


    • Ryan van der Mark

      Ryan van der Mark

      Nov 8, 2017

      So sorry to hear about you loss Toyah, absolutely heartbreaking!All the best and lots of love,Ryan


    • Silvia Oliveras & Seamus O Cellaigh

      Silvia Oliveras & Seamus O Cellaigh

      Nov 6, 2017

      So sorry for your loss, we really hoep one day there is a cure. Thanks for being brave and talking about it. Lots of love


    • Martina & Paul Gottlieb

      Martina & Paul Gottlieb

      Nov 1, 2017

      As Pat's + Keith's very old German friends, we saw all their children grow up and shared small parts of their lives. This is by far the saddest one and we want to support Victoria +send best wishes.


    • Val  & Trevor Kendall

      Val & Trevor Kendall

      Oct 28, 2017

      It is not over. This mom will continue to need support, both emotionally and financially. We are thinking of you and sending our love, prayers and financial gift to help out.

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    Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

    Suzanne Yaghoobi & Stephanie Evans

    London, United Kingdom

    Steph and I are long term friends of Toyah's from our early 20's.

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