Mum shaves head for son with DMD

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Raised by 62 people in 33 months

I'm a mum of an amazing little boy boy named Austin who happens to have duchenne muscular dystrophy. Austin will be 2 years old in July. This disease causes Austin's muscle's to become weak and soon they will not function, including his heart and lungs. This disease is 100% fatal and effects 1 in 3500 children (boys and girls) He can barely walk and will no doubt be wheel chair bound at a young age. I as his mum feel I have to do something to help my little guy have a good quality of life but cannot fund this alone. I have swayed back and forth for many years about shaving my head and starting again. I'm organising a fun day to raise funds for the Eileen McCallum Trust. I thought what can I personally do for my son. So on the day of 3rd August 2016. At the fun day, In front of a crowd I Michelle McLaren will shave my head. This is to raise funds for Austin's Journey #helpfindacure. 50% of what I raise will also go to the Eileen McCallum Trust.
Thank you for getting to the end of our story. Lots of love Austin's Mummy xx
Find us on Facebook @Austin's Journey #helpfindacurefordmd  Or tweet us @austinsjourney1

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Update 6
Posted by Michelle Coyle McLaren
29 months ago
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There is still time to donate and help us reach our target. Every penny counts. Please dig deep and check the sofa for spare pennies. Thank you to everyone who has helped us raise this amount so far
Austin and a bald mummy
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Update 5
Posted by Michelle Coyle McLaren
29 months ago
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Well that's it all off and i love it. There is still time to donate. Please share xx
I love love love it ❤
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Update 4
Posted by Michelle Coyle McLaren
30 months ago
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Well its less than week now to our fun day and my head shave. I must say I'm overwhelmed with the support we have had to date. This not only means the world to David and myself but I'm sure Austin would tell you if he could that's he is amazed by it all. Please come along on the day and have lots of fun. Help us raise awareness of duchenne muscular dystrophy and bring in lots of cash for this fabulous charity and Austin's medical fund. I really look forward to seeing everyone on the day. Ps Austin's family will be wearing t shirts made especially for the event so if you see one of us pop over and have a chat. See you all on Wednesday for a great day. Lots of love Austin's Mummy xxx
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Update 3
Posted by Michelle Coyle McLaren
32 months ago
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We still need your donation. You can also donate offline and it can be added to the total on here. Big thanks to all who have already donated x
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Linda Tiffney
32 months ago

wow hun why not donate your hair to locks of love i think its called its used to make wigs for kids with cancer xx

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Raised by 62 people in 33 months
Created April 9, 2016
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Chris Allan
26 months ago

Been too long since my last donation, i hope everyone is doing well! (Love the new hair) x

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Linda Tiffney
32 months ago

wow hun why not donate your hair to locks of love i think its called its used to make wigs for kids with cancer xx

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