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    Weʼve raised £16,323 to convert Trevor's home to help him live with MND

    Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, UK
    Funded on Friday, 1st February 2019

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    Story

    At the start of 2017 Trevor was diagnosed with MND (Motor Neurone Disease), a rare degenerative disease that affects as little as 2 in 100,000 people and has no cure. You may remember the global charity event, 'Ice bucket challenge' that was in aid of MND.

    Trevor dedicated his career to the fire service for 30 years, working his way up to station manager, before retiring in 2016. Unfortunately, shortly after Trevor’s retirement he was officially diagnosed with MND, in January 2017. This diagnosis is impossible to fully accept and forever throws new hurdles for Trevor to face.

    Trevor’s youngest children are only 9 and 11 years old and he has remained incredibly strong for them. MND is very unpredictable and can develop in any order and at any speed. Symptoms of MND have developed rapidly and Trevor continues to deal with every stage so admirably.

    In October 2017 Trevor’s life changed dramatically, his diaphragm had weakened so severely that he was taken to hospital in a medical emergency. He faced an extremely challenging time and has spent over 4 months in the ICU, including Christmas and his children's birthdays. Trevor and his family fought to keep him going and this resulted in a ventilated tracheostomy* being fitted. He now uses eye gaze* for his communication. Trevor is recovering from this ordeal and with the requirement of 24/7 nursing care, he now tackles the next stage of life living with MND.

    We are raising funds to build an extension on Trevor's home which would create an accessible bedroom and wet room. He now requires lots of equipment to help with his day to day needs. This medical equipment and his bed are currently in the living room of his family home. Raising this money would allow Trevor to have access to a bathroom again and return the living space to him and his young family.

    All donations are warmly received, please do share this page.

    *A tracheostomy (tray-kee-OS-tuh-me) is an opening cut into the windpipe, or trachea. It is used as an airway for breathing. After the opening is made, a small tube is inserted to let air in, and to attach a breathing machine (mechanical ventilator).

    *The Eyegaze Edge is an eye-operated communication and control system that empowers people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world. By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, a user can generate speech.

    You can find out more about MND and the MND association here:

    www.mndassociation.org

    Updates

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    • Holly Graham5 months ago
      Holly Graham

      Holly Graham

      5 months ago

      I'm really pleased to say that work will begin on the extra room next week!! With huge thanks to all of you for your generous donations and those of you kindly donating your time and services. Thanks a million :-)

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    • Holly Graham10 months ago
      Holly Graham

      Holly Graham

      10 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Just want to say another thankyou to everyone that has helped us reach 35%! Lots of individual fundraisers going on which is so lovely to see & really making a difference. Please keep up the support, we really appreciate it :-) www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trevormoyce

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    • Holly Graham10 months ago
      Holly Graham

      Holly Graham

      10 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trevormoyce

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    Supporters

    374

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 31, 2019

      Hope you raise enough money to make life more comfortable for you all.

      £100.00

    • Paige Yarka

      Paige Yarka

      Nov 2, 2018

      £30.00

    • Richard Nigel Chilcott

      Richard Nigel Chilcott

      Oct 8, 2018

      I know what you are going through. It is the toughest. Keep ahead of the disease, use MNDA to the full, be strong. We will pray for you both, and the children.

      £30.00

    • Nina and Rich

      Nina and Rich

      Oct 5, 2018

      Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2018

    • Sarah Ann Smith

      Sarah Ann Smith

      Sep 17, 2018

      My mum had MND and benefited greatly from the adaptions made to our house and the equipment she received helped her retain some independence and communication. Best of luck in reaching your target!

      £30.00

    • lena phillips

      lena phillips

      Sep 17, 2018

      £30.00

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    Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight, UK

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