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Sophie Bennett

Jacobs journey

Fundraising for The Turbo Trust

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raised of £23,000 target
by 75 supporters
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The Turbo Trust

We help people with disabilities to buy the best powerchairs available.

Charity Registration No. 1116374

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Our beautiful son Jacob was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 (SMA 2) at 18 months old. Jacob turned three in February. Our whole world came crashing down as we learnt more about this devastating disease. SMA is a recessive disease. It is the number one genetic killer of children under two. SMA destroys the nerves which control voluntary muscle movement, meaning Jacob is unable to walk or even crawl.
Although Jacob is physically disabled he is a very intelligent, happy and extremely sociable little boy. Jacob loves to join in with his friends as much as he can however he is limited to what he can do.
Jacob currently uses a wizzybug, however he has now outgrown this. We are desperately trying to raise enough money to buy Jacob a snapdragon wheelchair. Jacob had a demonstration of this chair where he could try it out and the look on his face when was able to go all the way down to the floor and up high to reach toys was priceless.
We desperately need your help to be able to get Jacob this chair. We would be ever so grateful for any help you can offer.
Thank you!

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