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MAX McGHIE

Helping to send Max to Miami Childrens Hospital for EKCT because Max sufferers from Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

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Max is just 13 years old and suffers from a form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.  He was just living a normal happy go lucky life as a 4 year old when he had his first seizure in 2004, his and his family’s lives changed literally overnight.  Max now has to have constant supervision at all times, the simplest of tasks can’t be performed on his own in case he takes a seizure and hurts himself.

Max spends about 90% of his time in a wheelchair not because he can’t walk but because he can take up to 128 seizures in the one day and they simply wear him out.  It’s a catch 22 situation as Max needs to be able to stay active so his muscles don’t waste but activity can bring on the seizures as it makes him tired.

We are raising funds to send him to a world renowned specialist based at Miami Children’s Hospital in pediatric neurology to stabilize him and either worst case scenario cut down on the amount of seizure’s, if not eradicate them completely.  Any help in fundraising towards achieving this goal is very much appreciated.

The goals of treatment for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) are the same as for all patients with epilepsy: the best quality of life with the fewest seizures (ideally, none), the fewest adverse treatment effects, and the least number of medications.  His parents are desperate for these things to happen as well as to increase his life expectancy, his quality of life and to give him some independence as he has none whatsoever at present. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  If you could pass on the news of what we are trying to achieve we would greatly appreciate this. 



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