52 Lives

#258 Cameron

Request: Donations for a wheelchair and a day out / Kind messages

This week we’d like to help a 7 year old boy from Bristol called Cameron, who is in need of some kindness.

Cameron was born with a rare condition called Norrie Disease, which means he’s blind, beginning to lose his hearing and has profound learning disabilities. He has autism and is tube-fed.

"It wasn't until he was around eight weeks old that it was discovered.’ His mum said. “As a newborn he was sleeping a lot and didn't really open his eyes. When he was six weeks old, that is when I started to think something was wrong. We took him to the hospital and he was diagnosed ... it was a complete shock.”

Cameron uses a buggy provided by the NHS when they are outside, but it is only suitable for smooth surfaces so they have to carry him to get to the places he loves most (the beach and the woods). Cameron loves to go on adventures, but he’s getting too big to be carried, which means his mum and dad soon won't be able to take him to the places he wants to go.

They have been fundraising for an all-terrain wheelchair, but are still £1000 short. With your help, we’d love to make sure Cameron gets his new chair.

We would also like to do something kind for Cameron’s two sisters, Indie and Morgan, who have been through their own struggles these past couple of years - they often miss out on things, and also have been worrying a lot about their brother's health.  

Please help if you can.

What We Need

1. Donations: Your donation will be used to help buy Cameron his all-terrain wheelchair, and we will also try to pay for his sisters to have a day out somewhere. Any funds raised above what is needed will be used to help Cameron in other ways. 100% of what you give will be used to help them. (Please note, our payment system will automatically ask if you also want to leave a 'voluntary gift' to help cover fundraising fees. This is completely optional. Please select 'other' and write '0' if you don't wish to do this). 

2. Kind Messages: We always give people tangible help, but 52 Lives is about much more than just giving people things - it's about spreading kindness and letting people know there are people out there who care about them. To send a kind message to Cameron, his sisters or his mum and dad, please write your message in the form below and we will pass it along (your contact details will not be shared). Or you can post a message to: 52 Lives (Life 258), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT. 


What We Did

Look at that smile! Thanks to all of you, we raised that amount in just a few days and Cameron’s buggy has been delivered. Thank you all so much for helping to make this happen.