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Cancer fundraising by Sharyn McInally-Johnston, Helensburgh

EDM (Early Day Motion) 94: tabled on 24 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the extraordinarily selfless action of Helensburgh resident, Sharyn McInally-Johnston, in raising awareness of and helping to raise more than £200,000 to help Nathaniel Nabena, a nine-year-old Nigerian boy who required a life-saving stem cell transplant following the removal of his eye due to a cancerous tumour; understands that Nathaniel having travelled from Nigeria to the UK to have a prosthetic eye fitted was then diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, a cancer of the blood cells and would almost certainly have died without immediate but expensive treatment; commends Sharyn for reaching out to Nathaniel’s family in Nigeria and for coordinating the fundraising efforts with such success that the money left over following Nathaniel’s operation will be used to help children who find themselves in a similar position; and sends our grateful thanks to Sharyn and all those who helped in the campaign and wishes Nathaniel a full and speedy recovery.