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Supporting James' Rare Journey

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by Nicola Swan for "James Swan"

  • $22,759.24 donated
  • 956 generous donors
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James is a 4yr old boy with an extremely rare neuromuscular condition. He is loosing his motor function.

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In July 2016 we noticed that James, then aged 3, was losing his ability to swallow food and that he was losing his balance whilst walking. Fast forward to June 2017 and he has lost his ability to walk, form sentences and has to be fed through a key port directly into his stomach.

But through all this James continues to smile and light up everyone's life.

James has an extremely rare condition that is affecting his brain, and subsequently his nerves and muscles. As yet Doctors have no name that they can give his condition. It has been, and continues to be, extremely scary, sad and frustrating for everyone involved. His case notes have gone to the top Neurologists in USA and NZ and everyone is stumped.

James now relies on a wheelchair to get around. Just this past month his ability to crawl has gone. Because of this he uses a power wheelchair, which is big and not able to be folded or broken down for transporting.

James currently has weekly physio and occupational therapy appointments, and in the past 2 months has required stays in hospital as his condition diminishes.

As a family of 5 we can no longer use our family car to take James out, so we are desperately trying fund raise for a mobility van to get his chair into. We have been holding events trying to raise money but we are still a long way off.

We are extremely thankful to Tuohy Homes for the widening of our doorways. You guys were awesome.

Use of funds:

Mobility Van

Widening doorways

Page created by:

Nicola Swan


I'm James' mum and I am thankful to everyone who is helping us on this journey.

All funds raised benefit:

James Swan

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Nicola Swan on behalf of James Swan.
“Kia kaha wee James, Graeme and family, may you get all the support and strength you need for the journey ahead.”
“Good luck.”
“We can't imagine how difficult it must be for James & the family. May you get the funds required to help make James life a little easier & happier.”
“Our prayers with you and wee man”
“All the best to you and the family.”
“Stay strong and don't give up hope.”
“we wish you strength and courage in your challenge ahead”
“This breaks my heart to read. What a strong wee guy you have, and what amazing parents you are. All the best, and I hope Mickey Mouse's house is everything he dreams it will be x”
“Hi team. I was deeply saddened to read about James in today's Dominion post. I cannot begin to imagine how you must be feeling and I would really like to help in any way I can. Please get in touch with me.”
“Kia kaha.”
  • $22,759.24 donated
  • 956 generous donors

$22,759 donated


  Closed This cause page was created on 01 Feb 2017 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 20 Dec 2017.

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