Leonardo Ferreira's Dream to Walk and Run

Hello, my name is Leonardo and I am 8 years old. I was born with a rare Mitochondrial Disease and, because of this I have Leukodystrophy – missing of corpus collasom, Mitochondrial cytopathy, Muscle histochemistry, Chromosomal imbalance in array 2qll.2, Epilepsy, Global development delay hypertonia, Mild lactic acidosis, Curvature of the upper spine 18%, Heart acceleration, Bilateral chronic chelation’s, Weak immune, ragged red fibers.

At 8 months I was just given days to live. I have been fighting for life since then, so much I have made so many improvements that my parents and doctors consider me a miracle. These improvements have come from my strength and intense rehabilitation therapies. 

My parents help me as much as they can at home with exercises,but i need specialised treatment from CHS-CEI intensive stimulation center in Portugal to prolonge my life and gain skills. I have completed treatments with fantastic results, iam now walking about 40 to 50 steps unaided with about 50% balance and due to the stimulation of therapies and ozonetherapy My Mitochondrial cells are stable and not dying.

I am now a big brother and I want to have a chance to be the best one. I want to walk and run with my sister, and be her best friend. 

Please help me by donating as little or as much as you can for Tree of Hope. I have shown I can reach my goals but I need everyone’s help to get there.

 Each treatment cost 5000euros, i need 2 treatments a year. We also need to fundraise to take me to the best speaclist as my condition is rare and we have not found the route of the problem that caused me to have Mitochondrial disease, if we can find it, there might be more treatments to help save my life, my family want to give me the best of Life, please help them, help me.

Every penny, every pound counts towards my happiness.

You can also Doante by text message Simply text:


£10 or £20

To 70070

If we exceed the target amount or if we do not raise enough, or if the funds cannot be used for any other reason, they will go to Tree of Hope to help other sick children.


Visit leonardo's youtube page for progress videos and treatments at; youtube/leonardotaniacris


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