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Elly Hulance

Team Mikaere Fundraisers

raising funds for research + an NKH cure for Joseph's Goal because NKH is horrid, and a cure is on the horizon

17 %
raised of £90,000 target
by 230 supporters

Joseph's Goal

Joseph Michael Kendrick is 10 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.

Charity Registration No. 1151548


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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.

It's been a very rough time we're so grateful for the support and kindness we've received. We've been 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 and vomits while still giving him the best chance we can. 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 Dr 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!


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