Local resident Mohammed Amin from Firvale is raising money for a gene therapy programme at the SITraN research centre at Sheffield University, which he hopes will help his son Saeed and other children suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). SMA is a muscle wasting condition, similar to motor neuron disease, which results in paralysis.
Though 50% of children with SMA die by the age of 2, Saeed at 14 is still attending Firvale School, though now in a wheel chair. He finds it difficult to write so works with a laptop which also, like any other youngster he uses to surf the internet and also enjoys playing with his Xbox.
Currently there are very few treatment possibilities hence the decision to raise money for the gene therapy programme being worked on by Professor Mimoun Azzouz.
To learn more about the programme from Professor Azzouz and to enjoy good food come to
The Orient Express
on Princess Street, Masborough, Rotherham, S60 1HX on
from 6.30 to 9.00pm
For more information or to book tickets contact
Mohammed on 0793341034
or email email@example.com
Donations can be made online via
www.sifoundation.com (charity no. 1118414)