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Bobby

Bobby's Story

26th July 2017 / Grants

Four year old Bobby has Chromosome Deletion which results in severe physical and other disabilities to the extent that he has to be fed continuously via a tube. His reflux is also quite severe requiring his parents to treat this every two hours.

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Lilly

Lilly's Story

26th April 2017 / Grants

Written by Lilly’s mum on her behalf

Hi, my name is Lilly and I am 6 years old. I would really like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Variety, the Children’s Charity and The Melissa Nathan Foundation for making my dream come true and changing my life completely.

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Courtney

Courtney's Story

11th April 2017 / Wheelchairs

Sixteen year old Courtney is a keen and accomplished wheelchair basketball player with ambitions to play for Team GB in future  Paralympics. She is dependent on her wheelchair because cerebral palsy means she can only walk short distances with the aid of a wheeled walking frame.

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James

James' Story

17th February 2017 / Wheelchairs

18 year old James has a passion for the great outdoors but life has made it particularly hard for him to indulge that passion. Severe epilepsy (between 10 and 30 seizures per day) has curtailed his development with consequential learning difficulties.

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Savannah

Savannah's Story

18th January 2017 / Grants

Four year old Savannah always seems to have a smile on her face despite severe cerebral palsy which means she needs constant care and help with feeding and changing. She loves books, music and people and probably gets her positive outlook from her mother who has a very positive outlook on life.

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