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Giving Charlotte a better life

Cause page created in the Health category by Jessica Green for Kristie Yeoman

$3,926 donated

Given by 46 generous donors in around 4 months

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To help support Kristie to keep Charlotte in her activities and therapy to keep her improving her strength and keep her moving.

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Charlotte is 2 years old and was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, she's Type 2. SMA is a Motor Neurone Disease which effects every muscle in her body. She has never been able to walk, but has been able to crawl and stand. Crawling now is a huge effort to her which is hard to see. Eventually SMA could take everything from her, her breathing and swallowing, a lot of her everyday functions.

Charlotte was diagnosed with this frightening disease at 16 months old. SMA is genetic. We had no idea it was in our family. SMA is a wasting of the muscles in Charlottes entire body. She is 2 and half and just gone into her first powerchair which has given her amazing independence. She is constantly deteriorating which is very hard to watch. Shes a very smart bubbly little girl who is full of life and adventure!

Unfortunately she lives in New Zealand and doesn't have access to any medication she needs to stop the progression of her condition. Her family have moved over to Australia for better weather as her living in New Zealand during the winter could kill her. Since arriving in Australia she is also receiving the life saving drug she so urgently needs.

This money will help Kristie to give Charlotte a better quality of life, so she can get involved in activities and therapy to get the best out of life!

Jessica Green's involvement (page creator)

I am Charlotte's Aunty and I want to ease the stress of their financial burden having to move to Australia.

Use of funds

The money will solely be spent on Charlottes equipment, therapy or activities.

Latest update

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Getting Strong  21 August 2019

Charlotte is now receiving Spinraza in Australia!! She is back to rolling over in bed and sleeping by herself. She crawls a lot more, sings with gusto!! We are seeing very positive small results.

Spinraza shot #4 end of August.

This girl is getting stronger and doing incredibly well!!

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Latest donations

  • Linda

    Linda on 15 Sep 2019



  • Bradley

    Bradley on 14 Sep 2019


    Much love from Bradley ♥️


  • Brendan

    Brendan on 12 Sep 2019




  • Karen

    Karen on 08 Sep 2019



  • Cherie

    Cherie on 08 Sep 2019



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This page was created on 30 May 2019 and closes on 31 May 2020.
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