Tristin's Dream

£11,252 of £30,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 3 months
Created November 5, 2017
Hi everyone and welcome to the go fund for I've started to help make Tristin's Dream, to run again, a reality.

Tristin was a normal 14 year old boy who had his life completly turned upside down in March of this year when he was diagnosed with an extremly rare form of cancer known as synovial sarcoma.

This type of cancer is extremly rare effecting just 1 in 3 million people. What makes Tristin's case more unsual is his age, as this cancer is mostly discovered in the elderly. 

In June this year Tristin underwent a revolutionary operation known as a rotationplasty. His leg was amputated from above his knee and his foot was then rotated 180 degrees and reattached for the ankle joint to act as a new knee.

Five months on and things are looking up. Tristin is currently able to walk for a few minutes at a time with his current prothstetic but it is very heavy, rigid, uncomfortable and often leaves him in alot of discomfort. 

After consultation with medical professionals they have advised us that a custom made prosthtetic would be the best option to allow Tristin to break free from the confinement to a wheelchair and give him back his mobility and freedom. 

We have been in contact with a specialist company based in England that have access to state of the art technology. They believe they can custom make a leg for Tristin that will allow him to fulfil his dream to run again.

We as a family are hoping to raise money for Tristin so that he can have the best prosthetic possible. At the moment, Tristin is still growing so we will not expecting to seek a custom made prosthetic until he turns 18. We are hoping in this time to have raised funds to purchase a custom leg privately, but also to cover consultations and travel expenses to and from the clinic.

Throughout the entire ordeal the courage and bravery Tristin has shown is an inspiration and he truely is my hero which is why i hope to see is dream fulfilled.

Thanks for taking the time to read about Tristin. And thanks to everyone who has shown their support for his cause.
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£11,252 of £30,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 3 months
Created November 5, 2017
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