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Finley Green

Finley Green

Finley Green's fundraising page

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, I'm Finley. In August 2015 I was diagnosed with a mysterious illness called Kawasaki disease.[/p][p]Kawasaki disease is an illness affecting mostly young children.  The sysmptoms are a very high fever, rash, red eyes, enlarged glands in the neck and redness of the tongue and lips.  Not all of the symptoms are always present.  In some children, the blood vessels supplying the heart (the coronary ateries) are also damaged.[/p][p]This was a very scary time for me as I was rushed into hospital and nobody knew what was wrong as every test I had came back inconlusive.  I even had my appendix taken out as I had terrible stomach aches but it wasnt that either. Eventually I was given an echogram which showed dialated coronary arteries and I was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, then immediately given a transfusion of immunoglobulin to switch off my immune system that had started to attack my heart.[/p][p]I have giant coronary artery aneurysms as a result of Kawasaki disease.  I was in hospital for 8 weeks before I was allowed to go home and took even longer to get back to normal life and feel well again. Life has changed for me now as I take daily anticoagulant medication.  I am not allowed to play football or rugby or do any contact sports anymore.  I have regular hospital check ups to keep an eye on what's going on inside my heart.[/p][p]This fundraisng is to rasie awareness so diagnoses can be made sooner (within the first 10 days) so vital treatment can begin to stop the disease attacking the heart and to gain greater understanding about what will happen to children like me in the future.[/p][p]Every pound donated to the UK Kawasaki disease reseach team at the Imperial College, London will go twice as far thanks to the generosity of the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin foundation that will match every pound raised here in the UK.[/p][p]All doantions raised will go to the collaboration between the U.S and the UK, being led by Professor Jane Burns and Professor Michael Levin at the Imperial College. They aim to discover the cause of Kawasaki disease, develop a diagnostic test and develop new treatments as the future of children with Kawasaki is still an unknown one.  [/p][p]I really apprecaite your help and thank you so much for your donation.[/p][p]xxx[/p][p][/p][p][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 Apr 2016

Charity

Supporters


Feb 4, 2017

Anonymous

£10.00


Dec 9, 2016

Anonymous

£175.67


Dec 9, 2016

David Celestra

David Celestra and friends

£210.00

plus £52.50 Gift Aid


Sep 5, 2016

Katie Skelton

Lots of love Katie & Azza

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Sep 3, 2016

Murphy family

Lots of love from Liam, Oliver, Grant & Suzanne xxx

£40.00

plus £10.00 Gift Aid


Sep 2, 2016

Xan

So sorry I could make the salsa evening. Here is Lex and my donation for Fin.

£20.00


Sep 2, 2016

Gee

I am a little old for salsa but wanted to donate to the charity for Fin.

£20.00


Sep 1, 2016

Keira Starkey

Cant go tonight so making a donation. Have a great time!

£5.00


Sep 1, 2016

Cheryle kirby

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Aug 31, 2016

Lexie and John

So proud of you Fin!

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