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    Weʼve raised £1,540 to Help with Funeral Costs due to Willies Marfan Syndrome the family were unable to get life insurance.

    Keith, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 2nd March 2018

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    Anything extra not used for the funeral expenses will be donated to The Marfan Trust Charity.

    Willie John Maccorkindale was born with a rare disability called marfan's syndrome.

    Willie was born on 7th of December 1979 and was diagnosed with Marfans syndrome. Willies Mother Patricia MacInnes also had marfan's syndrome and unfortunatley passed away at the age of 32.

    Willie spent every day with a smile and was loved by everyone who knew him, although Willie had his challenges he never let it affect him.

    Willie never considered his disability a limitation and lived every day with a positive able can do attitude. Willie never liked to think of his difficulities as a disability but more of an ability and able he was.

    Willie loved supporting local charities and loved spending time with the RNLI in Kyle where he spent most of his life before moving to Moray-Shire with parents 6 years ago.

    Willie loved making people happy however lost his fight on the 31st of October 2017 with the family struggling with this tradgedy and now face a difficult time trying to cover the expenses of the funeral arangments.

    The family want to cremate Willie the family have faced so many challanges that we now face a huge financial burden and ask that anybody able to help releive some of the financial burden no matter how small. Words cannot say how much Willie will be missed so please help in any way possible to give Willie the send of he well and truely deserves.

    What is Marfan Syndrome?

    Marfan syndrome is a disorder of the body's connective tissues – a group of tissues that maintain the structure of the body and support internal organs and other tissues.

    Children usually inherit the disorder from one of their parents.

    Some people are only mildly affected by Marfan syndrome, while others develop more serious symptoms.

    Typical characteristics of Marfan syndrome include:

    being tall abnormally long and slender limbs, long fingers, and toes (arachnodactyly)heart defectslens dislocation – where the lens of the eye falls into an abnormal position

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    • Lee Gunn2 years ago
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      Lee Gunn

      2 years ago
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      Every donation made to help with the costs has made a huge diffrence. The family can't thank everyone enough.

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    • Lee Gunn2 years ago
      Lee Gunn

      Lee Gunn

      2 years ago

      A huge thank you from all the family every donation has made a diffrence and eased this difficult time. We cant beleive how much has been raised towards our cause so once again a massive thank you.

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      2 years ago
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    Page last updated on: 11/9/2017 11.59

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    71

    • Lee Gunn

      Lee Gunn

      Nov 7, 2017

      Anything extra we raise will be going towards Marfans Trust thank you to all who have supported this cause.

    • Jane Elder

      Jane Elder

      Nov 7, 2017

      Great idea although I have no idea who u r I know at times like these every little helps and it's amazing what a little county like Caithness will do to help...so sad for yur loss xx ♡

    • Hazel MacCorkindale

      Hazel MacCorkindale

      Nov 6, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 6, 2017

      £10.00

    • Fiona Lawrie

      Fiona Lawrie

      Nov 6, 2017

      £30.00

    • FIONA MACDONALD

      FIONA MACDONALD

      Nov 6, 2017

      £20.00

    • Catherine and Ewen Smith

      Catherine and Ewen Smith

      Nov 5, 2017

      Sorry to hear of your loss.

      £20.00

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    Lee Gunn

    Lee Gunn

    Keith, United Kingdom

    Willie was born on 7th of December 1979 and was diagnosed with Marfans syndrome. Willie spent his life side by side with his idol and partner in crime his father Ronnie Maccorkindale. anybody that knew Willie knew how much he loved his family never a day passed without a smile.

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