Help James achieve his legacy of £100,000 before Christmas
Meet 24-year-old James Dunn who is terminally ill. He has Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a potentially fatal skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering.
James was diagnosed with skin cancer in December 2015; he is currently in remission and now on a mission to raise as much money as possible to #FightEB before the cancer comes back.Read the full story
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What your donation will fund
James Dunn is on a mission to raise as much money as possible to #FightEB. The money raised by everyone who takes part in the #FightEB appeal could help improve the health and wellbeing of people living with EB, fund specialist healthcare to provide high quality holistic care, and support pioneering research that is leading to improved treatments for this complex and distressing condition.
- £10 could buy a soft cushion for use at a nursery
- £25 could pay for one hour of enhanced EB nursing
- £100 could help an EB sufferer travel to an appointment
- £250 could provide an EB carer with new essential equipment
- £500 could sponsor a family to pay for a subsidised holiday
- £1000 could go towards helping a family with bereavement costs
Meet 24-year-old James Dunn who is terminally ill. He has Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a fatal skin condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering.
James is determined to live life to the full. He’s a keen photographer with a great eye for street photography. Repeated blistering and scarring has destroyed his fingers and caused the skin to fuse together. Thanks to the BBC’s Big Life Fix, he recently had his camera adapted so he can take photos without having to use his hands.
James wants to leave a legacy
In 2015, I was diagnosed with an aggressive and ultimately fatal form of skin cancer caused by my EB. Luckily, it was spotted early and I’ve been given the all clear for now. But it will be back – it’s just a question of when.
Awareness of EB is poor, even though over 500,000 people around the world suffer from the condition. "If I can say that I helped to make EB a well-known condition that everyone understands, that will be a great legacy to leave behind."
The more well-known EB is, the faster EB awareness will spread.
Help James reach his goal – please donate today!
"I want to raise as much money as possible so that in the future people with EB don’t have to suffer the way I have," says James.
Raising money is important to provide the care and support people suffering from EB need, and to fund research into a cure.
'I don’t know how long I have left, but I know I’m too young to pass away from this condition. I want to fight EB. I want to beat EB.'
The #FightEB appeal will run from 12 October 2017 - 28 February 2018, coinciding with the opening of the Rare Disease Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Together we can beat EB.
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