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Team Lukas

Just4Children are fundraising to provide Lukas with the ongoing therapy he needs to thrive and to give him the best quality of life and allow him to live up to his full potential.
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776 donations

Recent donations

£30.00 from Anonymous
"Offline donations"
£HIDDEN from Martin Thomson
£100.00 from Scott & Foggon LTD
"Well done yesterday. X"
£15.00 from Jean Thomas
"Congratulations on your run. Well done Team Lucas. "
£25.00 from Andy & Fiona Graham
"Well done for completing your run 👍 Happy to donate to an amazing little boy 🤩☺️"
£40.00 from Darren and Dawn Paxton
£30.00 from Lynn Miller
"All the best 🏃‍♂️ "
£10.00 from Zoe Borthwick
"June Pat and Anne at Kelso Wholefoods"
£50.00 from Kelso Wholefoods
£HIDDEN from Anonymous
£10.00 from Kerry & Kevin
"Good luck Martin! Proud of you! xx"
£50.00 from Kenny & Caroline
"Good luck!!!"
£HIDDEN from Susan Wilson
"Good luck!"
£50.00 from Mairi Drummond
"Good luck!"
£HIDDEN from Susan Wilson
"Good luck!! Think of the pints afterwards 👍"
£20.00 from Tracy Johnston
"Keep up the great works"
£HIDDEN from Nwe Nwe Soe
"Good luck Martin 🏃‍♂️"
£20.00 from Magnus & Fern
"Good luck Martin "
£50.00 from Gadge&Nicola
"Good luck! "
£HIDDEN from Alan Robson
"Good luck Martin - just think of the cold beer at the end! "
£10.00 from Emma Millar
"You are an amazing family, well done Lucas on being such a brave and strong little boy xxx"
£10.00 from Amanda, Lilly and Ella
£50.00 from Callum & Alex
"it will be like a walk in the park, might actually be a walk in a park!"
£50.00 from Colin, Jackie & Crew
£HIDDEN from Anonymous
"Good Luck Martin🍀 Enjoy the run!"
£20.00 from Belinda Graves
"Go maaaaartin gooooo 💪🏃"
£20.00 from Nin
£HIDDEN from From karen
"Go Martin Go 🏃‍♂️ 👍🏻"
£10.00 from Jude
"Good luck in your run 💪"
£10.00 from Marion nairn
"Good luck Martin! "
£20.00 from Liane
"Good luck!"
£25.00 from Gillian Dixon
£200.00 from I&S Wilson
£50.00 from Ralph & Anne
£50.00 from Anonymous
£20.00 from Tom & Anne Oliver
"Good luck Buttsy."
£10.00 from Cess
"Good Luck, Hope the trainers get you all the way round. "
£50.00 from Stuart & Karin
£50.00 from Luca Becattelli
"Rather you than us!! Good luck Martin."
£20.00 from Gail and Mark Kristiansen
"Good luck with the run. Might see you there."
£50.00 from Beezer, Barbara, Thomas and Lewis Shiel
£20.00 from Simon Ayton
"Good luck Martin!!"
£20.00 from Gillian Ross
"Good luck Martin, what a great effort!"
£250.00 from Dragonfly Agency
"If we can help more just contact us. We can set up a fundraising at our premises. "
£30.00 from Cheeky Panda's Soft Play Galashiels
"You are a hero 🙌 I wish you all the best! "
£HIDDEN from Maria
"We will donate the blister plasters for afterwards! Well done! "
£250.00 from Titan 365
£100.00 from Jacob
"Good luck Lukas! "
£250.00 from Harry Cooper

Team Lukas

Just4Children are fundraising to provide Lukas with the ongoing therapy he needs to thrive and to give him the best quality of life and allow him to live up to his full potential.

Lukas is an 8 year old boy from Kelso in the Scottish Borders who, up until just before his 4th birthday, was an active and healthy little boy.

In 2017, Lukas become unwell with flu type symptoms. The flu virus attacked his heart resulting in myocarditis. He was transferred from his local hospital to the specialist children’s hospital in Glasgow. Not long after he went into cardiac arrest, requiring 30 minutes of CPR, before being placed on an ECMO (heart and lung bypass) machine, saving his life.

During his two weeks in ICU we received the devastating news that Lukas had suffered a stroke following the cardiac arrest. Four months followed in the neuro rehabilitation ward where he had to relearn how to talk, eat and move.

Lukas has worked so hard since his stroke and can now stand, and walk, a little with assistance. His goal is to be able to run around the garden with his younger sister, something we all take for granted.

In spite of all of this, Lukas is still a happy boy who loves his horse riding with the RDA and spending time riding his adaptive trike.

Although Lukas receives NHS physio once a fortnight, we feel that private therapy is key to getting Lukas to where he wants to be. He also has private 3 day intensive Anat Baniel Method therapy, every 6 weeks, which helps his brain make new connections and has played a major part in his progress so far.

We also feel that Lukas would benefit from more intensive blocks of therapy which the NAPA Center in Los Angeles offer over 3 weeks, customised for each child based on their needs and goals. The therapy which lasts for 4 hours each day would utilise a NeuroSuit and SpiderCage and can bring a child on the equivalent of 6 months traditional therapy.

Our goal for NAPA would be to improve Lukas’ independent standing which should, in turn, make walking easier for him.

We would also like to keep raising funds for Lukas to continue his Anat Baniel Method intensive sessions to keep his brain healthy, through making new connections.

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