Kerrie, supported by friends and family, has set up Kai’s Fund to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. The fund is named after Kerrie’s five-year-old son, Kai, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

KaiThe family’s lives were turned upside down when Kai was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting condition that causes muscles to weaken and waste over time. This means that Kai finds it hard going up and down stairs, getting in and out of the bath and he gets tired very quickly.  He frequently falls over and requires constant supervision when out walking with his family.

Kerrie said,

It’s been hard coming to terms with Kai’s condition but we wanted to do something positive and encourage people who want to support us to fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy UK through Kai’s Fund.

The family has been fundraising through placing collection tins in their local shops, and Kerrie’s aunt Fiona has even signed up to join our Make Today Count skydive next year. The family is also looking forward to taking part in other events for us this summer.

How you can help

You can support Kai’s Fund by sponsoring Fiona for her Make Today Count skydive or by visiting the family’s JustGiving page.

Setting up a family fund like Kai’s Fund is a great way to fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy UK to keep our vital research moving forward. Find out more about our Family funds.

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