Raising Funds for a Muscular Dystrophy Assistance Fund
My name is Stuart Irvine and I have been recently preliminarily diagnosed with Miyoshi Myopathy.
This has hit me hard as I used to play professional football and my health and training has been a massive part of my life for so long, I also have a young son of 4 years old and not being able to run around and teach him things like football is breaking my heart.
While I don’t think I will ever get used to the fact I will need to try and live with this condition best I can, I believe I can start something significant to help people affected by all types of Muscular Dystrophies.
I want to create a community and hub for people to get financial support and grants direct from my charity to assist with daily living needs, as I understand the impacts this can have on hard working individuals… and I also understand government support is occasionally very hard to get and also very rarely adequate.
I am in the process of starting a charity however in the interim I have a Go Fund Me page to get the ball rolling, get an online presence built and advertise this to the wider UK so once the charity is formed I will be in a good place to start helping people in real terms.