Welcome to the Make It Matter Curing Friends fundraising Campaign.
This campaign will run from May 27th 2018 to July 7th.
The Project Donations for this campaign can be submitted between May 27th and June 30th 2018.
There will be two auction running together from July 1st to July 7th 2018. One auction for projects made by makers over the age of 18 and the second auction for makers under the age of 18 (The mini makers auction).
The Curing Friends Campaign has been set up to raise funds for two causes The first being a young man called Brandon Summerlin and his family in Canada.
The second being Cystic Fibrosis Canada. (please click on the link to find out more)
The proceeds raised from this campaign will be split 50 / 50 between both causes.
Brandon is a 21 year old lad from Woodslee Ontario in Canada and has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis his whole life.
Brandon has struggled to live what most boys his age would call a “normal life” because of his CF and the additional complications associated with it.
From birth to just over a Month ago Brandon’s health had progressively deteriorated, to the point that he could no longer breathe enough oxygen to supply his body, and became so ill that he required a double lung transplant.
On April 8, 2018 Brandon was called to Toronto and underwent double lung transplant surgery.
The surgery was a success and thanks to the unselfish act of an organ donor Brandon was given a second chance in life.
Unfortunately the story doesn’t end there.
Along with successful life saving surgery comes life changing costs and debt. Brandon will have to stay in Toronto, close to the hospital for at least the next three months. This is in case of any after surgery complications or transplant rejection. He also has intense daily physiotherapy to built up his strength and stamina.
To be able to stay in Toronto Brandon’s family have had to rent accommodation for him and for his safety his parents are taking it in turns to stay with him.
All of this comes with great financial cost, not only for the fees but also loss of earnings.
Moving forward Brandon is going to need medication and aftercare for the rest of his life which also comes at great cost.