Firstly thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
In April 2017 I was diagnosed with a mild Transverse Myelitis, and soon after I contacted the Transverse Myelitis Society to find out more about this very rare disease...
An inflammation in the spinal cord causes spinal cord damage, often resulting in paralysis plus motor and sensory issues which can happen overnight. The TM Society has over 2000 members and provides information and support to people with TM, many of whom are children and young people, plus their carers and families. The charity is run solely by volunteers and 100% of the funds raised goes to helping so many who are affected with this very rare neurological condition.
In addition to arranging quarterly support group meetings around the country, the TM Society funds neuro-physio bursaries, mindfulness coaching and equipment grants ranging from power wheelchair adaptions to electronic front door access systems etc and relies on an expanding number of unpaid volunteers supporting the services to gradually expand.
As it’s such a rare condition with no cure, more research is needed to improve how it is diagnosed and managed. By doing this ride I am hoping to raise awareness of TM to the wider public.
Any donation no matter how small would be very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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