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£185raised of £200 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £185 to Raise money for research into Polymicrogyria

    Funded on Wednesday, 8th August 2018

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    Last year my friend‘s daughter Elizabeth (Libby) was diagnosed with a brain condition called Polymicrogyria after she was reaching milestones with significant delay, or not at all. Polymicrogyria literally means ‘too many small folds’, and they occur on the foetus brain during pregnancy. It can be genetic, or it can be caused by a virus, but little knowledge is known to pinpoint the reason.

    At 2 years old, Libby still cannot walk, talk, and has difficulty eating and swallowing, with very limited hand movements and low muscle tone in her trunk and tongue, plus many other additional needs. She has the potential for seizures, however unfortunately, due to the nature of the brain condition, and the fact that folds can occur anywhere on the brain, every case is usually different, so we are blind to her future and how she will progress.

    It is a very rare condition, and I wish to support research into how it is caused, what help can be done, and ideally testing for it in pregnancy like one has for downs syndrome. Awareness of the condition will also support further diagnosis, and therefore further research and help towards aiding her additional needs.

    To raise money I will be running the Norwich 5k Colour Run on 7th July 2018 along with Libby‘s mum Rosy and 2 friends.

    To find out more information you can follow this link https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/polymicrogyria

    Thank you for reading and any support is greatly appreciated.

    Zoey

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    Supporters

    15

    • Sarah kelly

      Sarah kelly

      Jul 9, 2018

      Well done!! Love Sarah, Martin & Archie x

      £10.00

    • Claire

      Claire

      Jul 8, 2018

      Well done hun x

      £10.00

    • David Jeffries

      David Jeffries

      Jul 7, 2018

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Leanne Jones

      Leanne Jones

      Jul 6, 2018

      Good luck girl!! You are a truly wonderful person and I hope the research will allow Libby to get the treatment she needs! 🏃🏻‍♀️❤️🌟

      £10.00

    • Owen Gregory

      Owen Gregory

      Jul 6, 2018

      £5.00

    • Sarah Shreeve

      Sarah Shreeve

      Jul 6, 2018

      Good luck with the run! 😘

      £5.00

    • K Pull

      K Pull

      Jul 4, 2018

      £10.00

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