Eddie Steady Go!

Eddie Ron Gillespie has cerebral palsy and would like help to improve his walking, talking and to reach his full potential!

Eddie Gillespie
£5314
Total raised
21 %
£25,000.00
Target
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33 donations

Recent donations

"Well Done !"
£50.00 from Charles Fox
"Well done WSR my favourite run events."
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£5.00 from Emily Hitchins
"Good luck for the run."
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£5.00 from Zena Dixon
"keep it up and let’s get eddie some amazing wheels x"
£12.00 from Mhairi Spring
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£10.00 from Danielle Ward
"looking forward to seeing you at casterbridge!"
£10.00 from Adrian Goodhand
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"Keep up the good work"
£10.00 from Jolyon Vizcaya
"Hope you get the chair guys. Good luck"
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£15.00 from Steve Small
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£10.00 from Helen Drysdale
"Best wishes. xx"
£5.00 from Donna Richards
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£5.00 from Alie Madders
"From Ian Shearer"
£10.00 from Nicola Shearer
"Enjoy the new set of wheels!"
£10.00 from Damien Brown
"I hope we can raise lots of money for Eddie xx"
£5.00 from Tanya Mingo
"Happy to donate to such a worthwhile cause. Mum, you are an inspiration!! Good luck with your fundraising and running xx"
£10.00 from Karen Croad
"Good luck with the training, I hope Eddie enjoys his new wheels!"
£5.00 from Nadine Miners
"What a wonderful idea. I hope Eddie enjoys lots of training runs with his mum and new wheels!"
£10.00 from Jen Harvey
"Fantastic cause"
£10.00 from Martine White
"Amazing cause"
£10.00 from Kim Durdle
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£5.00 from Debbie Hewitt
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£10.00 from Eleanor
"Go Rachel! Hope the new chair arrives soon to give you lots of practice pre-Dorchester :) Eddie will have a ball that day!!"
£5.00 from Carrie Almeida
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£5.00 from Andy Easton
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£30.00 from Fred Sykes
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£2.00 from Natalie Philipps
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£5.00 from Richard Whitmarsh
"Great cause, good luck Eddie and Rachel! x"
£10.00 from Eva Savage
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£5.00 from Laura Horswill
"Good luck with your running goals Rachel, and here's hoping you bust the target to help Eddie join you!"
£5.00 from Nicholas Myers
"Good Luck with the run , great for both of you to enjoy the WSR runs"
£5.00 from Jackie Godden
"Great plan Andy - and a terrific achievement to date!"
£5.00 from Anne Price
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£2.00 from Rob Short
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£10.00 from Norma Smart
"Amazing cause, best wishes"
£10.00 from Patrick Armstrong
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£5.00 from jv
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£10.00 from Jim Whitmarsh
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£10.00 from Philippa Woods
"Hope enough is raised for a set of speedy wheels."
£5.00 from Chris Maple
Eddie Gillespie

Hello, I am Eddie Ron Gillespie. I am 7 and from Dorset! I was born a full term baby, although I needed resuscitating as I was not breathing when I came into this world. Once I did start to breathe, my breathing was laboured and I went on to have very severe convulsions.

This was all a result of being starved of oxygen at birth or soon after, and I was soon diagnosed with Ataxic Cerebral Palsy. This affects all of my limbs with unpredictable balance and global developmental delay. My gross and fine motor skills are affected massively and my mental age is also a lot younger than I am.

I often feel a little ‘floppy’ and then stiff with my walking which means I need a lot of help to walk. I can only walk for a few steps on my own because of my balance and stiffness and pain. I really struggle to use my hands too, making it impossible to play with toys or do daily tasks.

I would like to fundraise for physiotherapy, equipment and the selective dorsal rhizotomy operation but, without your help…..I won’t reach my potential.

Thank you