This afternoon we welcome the supporters, officials and playing staff of Shrewsbury to the Abbey Stadium. I love football on Boxing Day. It is the one match after the first game of the season that I look forward to most each year.
We hope that everyone had a good Christmas day while remembering those individuals and families who are alone or have lost loved ones recently. If you know someone who is on their own why not give them a ring or knock on their door to ensure they are alright,
Today, we welcome the Passey family to the Abbey Stadium. The following has been provided by Caitlin’s father Nick telling the family’s story
On 7th October 2021 our world fell apart!
This was the day we found out our beautiful little princess Caitlin had been diagnosed with Juvenile Batten Disease (CLN3). This is a horrendous, terminal neurological disease that will gradually strip her of everything that makes her, her, with no cure or treatment!
Rapid vision loss was/is the first symptom (Caitlin is now registered as legally blind), followed by childhood dementia, seizures, loss of motor and language skills!
Due to the dementia aspect of the disease, Caitlin's long-term memory will be one of the last things to go, so memory-making is essential!
Over time our sporty, fun-loving and adventurous little girl will lose her ability to play with her friends! She will never mentally grow older than she is now, so her friends will outgrow her, but her mindset will not move on, this thought deeply hurts.
Whilst most parents will be planning for a future where they need to help their child with house deposits, and wedding costs, our devastating reality is we will be looking at covering the costs of specialist mobility equipment and a funeral.
Along with the emotional and physical challenges comes the challenge of making significant alterations to our home, ensuring it remains a SafeHaven and creating a safe space Caitlin can call her own, somewhere to retreat to when she is struggling.
Unfortunately, the finances required to complete the renovation works needed are way beyond our reach, leaving us in a position where we have to ask for help.
If you know of anyone/any businesses that may be able to help please please share our story with them.
We know we are going to lose our little girl but we want to make sure she has the most amazing life she can before then.
Gofunding link www.gofundme.com/f/SafeHaven4%E2%80%93%20Caitlin
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