Neil Burton's Stem Cell Treatment Fundraising
I'm trying to raise funds for my brother Neil Burton who is 32. In 2009 Neil fell ill with two rare conditions called Transverse Myelitis & Guillain Barre Syndrome which attacked his nervous system. Four years on he is confined to a wheelchair and still reliant on a ventilator for his breathing. Neil has been left severely disabled and requires 24 hour care.
Neil has been an inspiration to his family. Despite the pain and the obvious frustrations he has to deal with on a daily basis he has continued to work in his IT job (via speech recognition software) and provide for his family. He has three wonderful small children which he adores. Tragically Neil does not have the use of his arms so can no longer give them a hug and play with them.
Neil is a fighter and is currently pursuing a course in stem cell treatment which is what we are fundraising for. We are trying to acheive £25,000 pounds which will pay for his travel costs and treatment in Israel with a doctor who specialises in stem cell treatment.
Our hope is that one day Neil will once again be able to hold and hug his beautiful children.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.
ps. Please like and share our Facebook fundraising page - Neil's Story - Facebook Page
Sponsorship and donation website - Neil's Story
Neil's video accompanied by a song written and sung by his cousin Clive after he was inspired by the original video - Neil's Story - Mobile Version
Neil's appearance on BBC Look East - Neil on the BBC
I would also like to thank some of the people that are supporting our fundraising, their generosity and support has been amazing;
Pamper Day Shop - who have donated a raffle prize for our fundraising night on the 24/08/2013
Norman Solutions - my cousin who has generously donated his time and web design skills to create our Neil's Story Sponsorship Website
C&D Cycles, Kettering, Northamptonshire - a friend who has donated a mountain bike for our raffle at our fundraising event on the 24/08/2013
Thank you all for your support. John