So, Sunday April 28th, I've decided to do a sky dive to help raise donations for a wonderful charity called, "The Butterfly AVM Charity".
The charity is particularly dear to me as it was founded by my Uncle George Christou after his daughter, my cousin Nikki Christou was diagnosed with a high flow craniofacial AVM (Arteriovenous Malformation). This has resulted in life threatening bleeds from her nose and gums.
Due to the rarity of this illness and lack of research funding, the advancements required to enable doctors and surgeons to increase the success rate of treatments has been slow. The Butterfly AVM Charity is the first organisation that deals specifically with AVMs and their goal is that one day a cure and far more successful treatments will be found and that no person will have to suffer or see their son, daughter, husband, wife, or any other person live a life of uncertainty.
Nikki's story is inspirational... in the last 5 years she has endured 20 major operations and over 330 visits to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Nikki has been awarded The UK’s most Inspirational girl for her Bravery and Fundraising achievements and was given The Wellchild Award by Prince Harry, as well as winning Junior Bake Off and running her own YouTube vlogging page (Nikki Lilly).
So I hope with your help to make a little contribution to this. Any donations for this fantastic cause will be enormously appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
More about Nikki's story can be found here: www.butterflyavmcharity.org.uk/?page_id=77
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