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Adaptation dream has come true for a Mablethorpe family

Luke Hurren with his parents Stuart and Jacqui are over the moon that the work to adapt their home has started.

Luke Hurren with his parents Stuart and Jacqui are over the moon that the work to adapt their home has started.

A community fundraising drive has helped make a “dream come true “ for a Mablethorpe family and their disabled son.

The family of Luke Hurren, 13, started their amazing journey in May this year when they came to the Mablethorpe Leader for help.

Luke has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a condition that causes progressive muscle weakeness that affects all the muscles in the body.

As Luke’s condition began to deteriorate, his parents, Stuart and Jacqui had to act quickly and find the remaining £17,000 they needed to be able to adapt their home.

This would allow Luke to receive the proper care and attention he needs in order to gain independence.

After spreading the word about the cause, they received an overwhelming amount of support from the local community and the money has now been raised to allow work to start on the family home.

The family said it is a miracle that the funds have been raised so quickly and that they are all “over the moon.”

Stuart Hurren said: “Work on Luke’s adaptations began two weeks ago and we’re hoping that the work will be completed in the New Year.

“It seemed like there was no chance of getting the funding we needed, but thanks to the generosity and support from our local community, it is all coming together.”

Luke words on the project were simple, he said: “Oh my God it is awesome.”

Stuart added: “We couldn’t ask for anything more and we have so many people to thank.

“We have such love and respect for our community and the whole journey has humbled us all.

“Luke is so excited and cannot wait for all the work to be completed.

“The one word I would use personally to describe this whole process is magical, it is a true miracle that we are where we are today.”

 

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