This is our new friend Evie – say Hi! Evie is 9-years-old, and home is in Bolton where she lives with her Mum Samantha. She is very busy and always active, from modelling to science experiments and spends most of her spare time on her trapeze or the trampoline.
Evie has a complex Sensory Processing Disorder that particularly impacts on what she can wear. She also has Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), which is a condition that involves swelling (inflammation) of small blood vessels. The swollen blood vessels leak into the skin, joints, intestines, and kidneys, and it is incredibly debilitating if Evie gets poorly.
Today we are searching for a specific Red Coat for Evie that came from the UK retailer Next. No other coat will do, no matter how similar. It needs to fit either 9-10 or 10-11 years.
Evie has Sensory Processing Disorder, she struggles with certain things. She can’t cope with loud noises, can only stand certain fabrics against her skin, and is very particular about the way clothes make her feel. She’d rather live in leotards and tight fitting gym clothes as they feel best for her. She can’t wear any trousers that have a waistband that touches her stomach, she can’t wear socks or tights with a seam in the toes for example. If there is something bothering her and she feels overwhelmed, she has to spin, or dance or swing on the trapeze or bounce on the trampoline to help her work through those feelings, she has ASD tendancies and gets attached to specific things. On top of this Evie has a low immune system, has an illness called HSP which mimics meningitis and a simple throat infection or cold can leave her in a wheelchair if it flares her HSP. She was told to shield last year and so spent 12 months inside unable to go out or see friends etc.
The way this works is not magic, it’s all about SHARING. If you want to help Evie find some Red Next Coats we need you to like and share this search with all your family and friends, but importantly, we need you to tell them to do the same.
Chances are none of our amazing Followers has one of these in a cupboard, but if you all share it, and those people share it too, and so on, someone down the line may well have one, and if they see the picture pop up in their feed they may well be able to help Evie.
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