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Gillian Donald

Gillian and Margaret's October Fundraiser

A Sober October .... for Genetic Alliance UK - SWAN UK because I am grateful for the SWAN family support

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Genetic Alliance UK - SWAN UK

We provide support and information to families of undiagnosed children

Charity Registration No. 1114195

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

The above picture is Finlay's happy face the day that he received a special delivery of balloons from his friends at SWAN UK with a note saying how special he is.  

For over two years we have hoped to get a diagnosis for Finlay ... We are sill hoping.   Although, with every test result that comes back negative, that hope fades a little.  Testing is very slow - some tests take over a year.  No diagnosis means no clear prognosis and worst of all - no certainty that you are doing everything you can for your precious child.  

It is estimated around 6,000 children born in the UK every year have a "Syndrome Without A Name" - a genetic condition so rare it is sometimes impossible to diagnose. I am so grateful to have found SWAN UK who provide many families in this situation with support, including me.

Therefore I wish to raise a bit of money as a thank you to them by giving up my biggest treat (a glass .. or two of wine) for a month.   

Mum, Margaret, has agreed to help me by doing the same!

Thank you for supporting us in this, and more importantly for supporting the SWAN family by your donation.

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