Touching Lives - October 2013 | Action Medical Research

Touching Lives - October 2013

Welcome to our autumn issue of Touching Lives. We’ve refreshed the design of this issue. Let us know what you think of our new look. We hope you like it!

We’re very fortunate as a charity to have so many committed celebrity supporters, such as TV stars Davina McCall, Dr Dawn Harper and Phil Spencer to name a few. Find out what they’ve been doing for Action this year.

Our cover feature is about Emma Thornton, who is 11 years old. As a baby and toddler Emma loved being active but at age six she started having problems with her mobility. It was a terrible shock when Emma was diagnosed with the painful illness Perthes’ disease that affects hip joints. Read about how her family live with Emma’s condition.

We have a track record in funding research into mobility. Read how 4,000 children a year are benefiting from research we funded to help develop the Oxford Foot Model, which is used to assess foot deformity and walking problems.

You can also find out how Grace is living with the serious, incurable condition Rett syndrome and read updates on new research.

We’ve had a fantastic year at Action and a glorious summer but the nights are drawing in. Make your loved-ones happy this Christmas with a personalised Paddington T-shirt or order a few packs of our exciting new range of cards.

Thank you for supporting Action – you are helping to fund vital research for babies, children and young people.

Wishing you all a peaceful autumn and winter.

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