Swimmers raise funds for 7-year-old boy with Muscular Dystrophy

A group of dedicated swimmers recently took part in a swimathon event to raise money for a seven-year-old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The Rotherham-based event raised almost £1,000 for young Cole Spencer, who was diagnosed with the life-limiting disease in May 2014 when he was just five-years-old.

Cole’s incurable condition, which affects one in every 3,600 young boys on average, will eventually see the seven-year-old lose his ability to walk.

The money raised at the event will be used by Cole’s family to “create life experiences that he will remember and cherish” and to “buy equipment for his future needs,” said mother, Kerry Brabbs.

“The event went very well and we gave a medal to all participants. It was a good afternoon, everyone had fun.

“The money raised will be used primarily to buy equipment for Cole’s needs in the future, as his condition deteriorates.

“Some of the money will also be used by us to create life experiences for Cole that he will be able to remember and cherish in the shortened lifetime that he has,” said Ms Brabbs.

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