In Memory of Jacob

 
Today we are sharing sad news.  In May we all searched for a wandering albatross for a young man called Jacob.  His sister, Lauren, asked if we could find a replacement as ‘Albie’ had been lost, and he was very special to Jacob.  We found one.
 

On the 1st of August Jacob passed away. He had Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a terminal muscle-wasting disease.

Jacob was 21, and he lived with his Mum Claire, Dad Darren, and doting big sister Lauren. He has an older brother, Jordon.

Jacob loved drawing, he was a talented gamer and a big fan of comic books.
 
Lauren shared Jacob’s eulogy with us and said we can share it with you all. It is beautiful and moved us to tears, but honestly, we think these few words from his sister say everything that needs to be said:
 
“I’m struggling so much at the moment to find words, as I said before Jacob has always been my best friend in the whole world – he was my whole world – and he was such a beautiful soul.”
 
We want to help Lauren and her parents. We don’t have to explain how much the family are going through right now, and they have been faced with a huge amount of costs they hoped they would never have to cover. We have started a fundraiser for them, they can use the money to help with the costs, or they can use the money to help them as a family – maybe a break away from the home so they can spend time together, to look after each other.
 

 

If you are able to help with any amount we know they will be truly grateful for your kindness and generosity.

We are in regular contact with Lauren and the family are happy for this fundraiser to go ahead.

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Leo Needs Some Clarks Gloform Reflect Pop Boys Trainers

This is our little buddy Leo! He lives in Leicester with his Mum, Dad, and older brother Jude.  Leo is 3-years-old, and loves numbers and animals – especially elephants!

Leo has autism and is particularly sensitive to new places and people.

We need your help to find Leo some new trainers. They are Clarks grey and green Gloform Reflect Pop boys trainers. They have a velcro fastening and an alien on the side.  Leo’s are ripped and have holes in but he still wears them. The soles are wearing down badly too.  He will soon outgrow them too. Ideally, we would need a 10.5G, 11.g, and a 12g.

Can YOU help Leo find some new very special trainers?

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Foxy, as Linus calls him, was originally from Tesco, but that would have been 7-8 years ago. The label says ‘Cuddle and Love’, we are not sure if this was made exclusively for Texco, or if it was on sale elsewhere.

Linus has autism and hypermobility. He loves going to club every week, and he loves Will Smith and Power Rangers!

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Thomas has a rare genetic epilepsy, SCN8A. He has severe drug resistant epilepsy, global developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, he is non verbal, among other needs.

We really need to find Thomas lots of green and blue Pretend & Play branded Toy Kettles from Sainsbury’s. This is Thomas’ favourite thing and he needs lots to give him many years of comfort and happiness. Can you help?

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He is a fun-loving lad, he loves to make people laugh, play board games, and with his Nintendo Switch.

Elijah’s favourite thing, his comforter is on its last legs. We need to find Elijah LOADS of Blue Dog Cuddly Max and Tilly Branded Comforters.  Can you help?

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Hannah has autism, sensory processing difficulties and severe anxiety. She is an amazing and very busy young lady and has raised so much money for charities that the Prime Minister gave her an award! 

Hannah has lost Dadda Bear – a Blossom Farm Orange and Pink Cow Soft Toy, that was sold by Mothercare and Early Learning Centre in 2009. Can you help track some down for Hannah?

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Eve is currently going through the relentless assessment process for Autism and a range of associated diagnoses. We really need your help to find Eve lots of new Tiger Teddy’s from Card Factory. Do you have one hidden away in a cupboard?

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