Elly Hulance

Team Mikaere Fundraisers

Fundraising for Joseph's Goal
raised of £20,000 target
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Joseph's Goal

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RCN 1151548


More information at www.teammikaere.com
Also Elly is blogging at: www.teammikaere.com/blog, and on instagram @teammikaere


Our little guy Mikaere was born with Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH). It’s a rare metabolic disorder with no cure and limited treatment options. It's also terminal, and Mikaere is on palliative care. 

It's been a very rough time we're so grateful for the support and kindness we've received. Living with NKH is not easy - even more so with the global pandemic. We’ve been shielding and in isolating since March 2020 as Kai is CEV (we only leave home for medical reasons, and can count on one hand the number of times we’ve left the house in the last year). 

We live with seizures, medication, suction machines and sat monitors. With hoists and specialist seating equipment and wheelchairs. We live with the anxiety of what might happen if Mikaere got covid, and we do everything we can that might improve his quality of life. 

His initial year of life was spent in and out of the NICU and PICU, and Hospice. We're currently at home, and are navigating the ins and outs of all the hospital visits, medications and therapy, trying to manage the seizures while still giving him the best chance we can. We work hard to make him smile, to bring him joy. We're loving every moment we have with him.

So many people have asked how they can help, and without a doubt we say fundraising for research. We know a cure is a while off and a long shot but we live in hope. Because there are so few NKH research projects every pound we raise has a tangible effect on the research that can be done. Because of this every pound we raise will have a direct affect on Kai's future, every pound brings his future forward into the realm of possibility.

We support Joseph’s Goal as they're UK’s only NKH charity. Their donations help fund research with Prof Nick Greene at UCL/Great Ormond St Hospital - Nick + Elly have been emailing and, in the next stage of research Mikaere's DNA may be used as part of a case study. 

Again, thank you to everyone for the love and support. We love you guys!

About the charity

Joseph's Goal

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RCN 1151548
Joseph Michael Kendrick is 14 years old and has Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia, a rare genetic disorder that affects one in 60,000 new-borns. The condition is so serious that less than 500 people in the world are living with it. Joseph’s Goal has been set up to raise funds and awareness into NKH.

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