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A Life for Lewis Appeal - Sober for a year (No Alcohol at all)

I am going Sober for a year (No Alcohol at all) for Tree of Hope because Lewis has a dream of a Multi-Sensory room at home

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  • Event: Lewis Herbert Appeal, 31 Dec 2018

Tree of Hope

We offer hope to families to transform the lives of sick children

Charity Registration No. 1149254 In Scotland SC042611

Story

I have decided to fundraise for our amazing son Lewis to help him try and fulfil his dream!. I am going sober (no alcohol at all) for a year (525,600 minutes!). I have promised Lewis that I will not touch a drop of alcohol between 23.59pm on the 12th November 2014 (Lewis' 12th Birthday), till 23.59pm on the 12th November 2015!.

As most of you are aware I am very partial to the odd pint!, so this will be a massive challenge for me, but nothing compared with the unimaginable suffering Lewis has to put up with on a daily basis!!.

I really hope you are able to sponsor me and contribute towards making an extremely special boy's dream come true.  By sponsoring me you are donating directly towards the " A life for Lewis Appeal " .  

Thanks a lot Gary x


Lewis was born in November 2002.  He was diagnosed with West Syndrome at 3 months of age.

This has since developed into a condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome (LGS).  LGS is a rare and extremely severe form of epilepsy with multiple seizure types.  It causes severe global developmental delay.    

He can have 100’s of different seizures every day and his condition is resistant to any medication or therapies which have been tried. 

He is severely disabled and unable to do anything for himself.  He relies on us for all his personal care needs.  He requires 24hr care on a daily basis and we have both had to give up work to look after him. 

He cannot walk or talk, but's enjoys being out of his wheelchair and wriggling about (in his own unique style) on his soft mats.

He absolutely loves multi-sensory environments with lots of lights and sounds (but they must be well padded so he doesn't hurt himself!). 

I am trying to raise money for a purpose built multi-sensory room at home for him with lights/bubble tubes/mirrors etc.  He absolutely loves the sensory room at his special needs school and at the JR Oxford hospital.  These environments make him feel happy, content, and relaxed.  He also loves listening to music, especially Beyonce!.

The impact a multi-sensory room at home would have on Lewis is immeasurable!.

For more details about Lewis and his dream please visit;

http://lexiherbert.wix.com/alifeforlewisappeal

To donate text SFAY 99 £ (your amount) to 70070

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Should be payable to the "Tree of Hope".  But please make sure that Lewis Herbert (A life for Lewis appeal) is written on the back of your cheque and send it by special delivery to:

Tree of Hope, 43a Little Mount Sion, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1YP

or to; Gary and Lexi Herbert, 5 St Benedicts Mount, West Hunsbury, Northampton, NN4 9XN


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