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George Dodson

Vitality London 10,000 for Mind Body EDS

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My name is George and I’m raising money for MindBodyEDS. I was first introduced to the charity when I met Laura Sylvester, the founder of MindBodyEDS. Since meeting Laura and her family I have had an insight into what living with Elhers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is like. I have had the privilege to see the tireless work MindBodyEDS is doing for people suffering with EDS, and also in education and awareness within hospitals and the broader medical community. To help promote this good work I have decided to set myself a goal of raising £250.00 by running the 2019 London Vitality 10,000. Please help me reach this goal and help people living with EDS get the support that MindBodyEDS can offer.[/p][p]Every penny counts and I appreciate your support and time in making the donation. Virgin Money is a non-profit organisation and your gift will pass through to Mind Body EDS after the end of the Vitality London 10,000![/p][p][b]Laura’s story[/b][/p][p]Mind Body EDS founder Laura Sylvester, 26, first showed symptoms as a very young teenager, but it took more than ten years for her condition to be properly diagnosed.[/p][p]By this time she had just weeks to live and had to fly to the USA for urgent specialist neurosurgery. Though successful, she has since had to undergo several more costly life-saving operations.[/p][p]Her story is far from unique. Like so many EDS sufferers, because her symptoms went unrecognised for so many years her condition became life-threatening. “Early diagnosis really does save lives,” she says. “So in setting up Mind Body EDS our goal is to help others get the right treatment as soon as possible.”[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/p62T1a7E9K4?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p][b]You [i]can[/i] make a difference![/b][/p][p]By supporting George in the Vitality London 10,000, your contribution will make a real and immediate difference in providing practical support for EDS sufferers.[/p][p][i]How can you help?[/i] Sufferers have a wide range of urgent needs, including[/p][p]· Providing an accurate and early diagnosis of EDS (there are 13 sub-types) by the few UK specialists who are able to recognise, treat and manage the condition[/p][p]· Access to often expensive and scarce medical resources such as upright MRI scans[/p][p]· Mobility support such as wheelchairs and car adaptions[/p][p]· Surgical procedures and other related medical support[/p][p]· Transport and accommodation costs for specialist medical treatment, both in the UK and abroad[/p][p]Mind Body EDS has just started its own marathon journey in providing valuable financial assistance in these and many other ways. So please join us - we know that any donation, large or small, will help provide a[i] ‘gateway of hope’ [/i]for all those still waiting for the right diagnosis and treatment.[/p][p][img]https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ac92c55372b96638944cde6/t/5b05f01d575d1f92703868b2/1527115814997/Mother%26Daughter.jpg?format=500w" alt="Mother&Daughter.jpg[/img][/p][p][img][/img][/p][p][b]What is Mind Body EDS?[/b][/p][p]Like Laura, today EDS sufferers and their families face huge financial and emotional burdens in achieving effective recognition, diagnosis and treatment of often chronic and wide-ranging symptoms.[/p][p]The goals behind Mind Body EDS are therefore both simple and powerful. As well as providing financial support to individuals, the charity aims to increase awareness among both the public and medical community of this group of life-altering and potentially fatal conditions affecting the body’s connective tissue.[/p][p]To find out more about Laura’s story and Mind Body EDS, please visit our website at [url=http://www.mindbodyeds.org.uk/][i]www.mindbodyeds.org.uk[/i][/url][/p][p][img]https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ac92c55372b96638944cde6/t/5b05e643575d1f927036b3dc/1527113319104/CollectingTin.png?format=750w[/img][/p]

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May 30, 2019


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2019

All Saints Church Ladies

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 26, 2019


Go George Go :)

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

May 10, 2019


You can do it George!


May 9, 2019

Rochelle Sylvester



May 4, 2019

Vicky Rhodes

Isn’t it about time you started training?! Good luck poppet!! Smash it!! Xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

Dan C

Keep running boy!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019


All the best George.


May 1, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 1, 2019