Travis, you was a real life legend! Touch the hearts of so many people and never failed to make everyone you met laugh!
Sadly, on the 9th of August Travis said goodbye and finally was at rest. After years of suffering with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and a really tough few months towards the end he’s now flying high leaving us all with the best and funniest memories, although with broken and empty hearts.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common fatal genetic disease diagnosed in childhood. The disease almost always affect boys, and they tend to be diagnosed before the age of 5. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is classified as a rare disease. There are around 2,500 patients in the UK and an estimated 300,000 sufferers worldwide.
Children born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have a fault, known as a mutation, on their dystrophin gene, the longest gene in the body. The fault means that they cannot produce dystrophin, a protein that is vital for muscle strength and function. This lack of dystrophin results in a progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function.
I’m asking for donations to make sure Travis gets the best of the best send off! He deserves the best! let’s raise as much as we can to help Trish and family not have any extra worries or stresses at this difficult time.
We love you trav, just as much as you loved city!
21st January 2003 - 9th August 2019