One of Britain’s youngest Alzheimer’s victims, dad-of-two has achieved goal of £10,000 to take children to Disneyland in three days.
Daniel Bradbury, 30, and his partner Jordan Evan, 29, set up the Justgiving page last Tuesday (9/1).
Three days later, the pair received a notification telling them they had hit their target.
Jordan Evans couldn’t believe the support they had received, she said: “Me and Dan have been taken aback a little bit by it, we initially put on the Justgiving page for a five month period and we’ve achieved our max total, plus some in less than five days.
“It’s touching really, to think that people have given us some donations, it just goes to show how people can relate to us in some way, I think Alzheimer’s has affected a number of people and most people would have somebody or know somebody with Alzheimer’s, it’s quite heart warming really, we feel humbled by it.
“We get e-mails every time there has been a donation made and our phones were pretty much going off constantly yesterday, we ended up actually having to turn off the notifications because we were getting so many, in so many minutes towards the end of last night.
“We couldn’t believe it, we’re just a bit stunned and shocked at the moment, we had a notification on Saturday morning to tell us we had hit 100%, it’s just fantastic.
“We haven’t just yet booked the holiday, we didn’t realise we’d be where we are right now, but it is something we are going to look into next week, once everything has settled down a little bit, we will be booking that holiday.
“We have a list of things we want to do with Dan, so we will be looking at some of his bucket list items as well, but there are somethings on Dan’s bucket list that money can’t buy, so we’ll just see.
“We started this on Tuesday 9th January and it went live at about 10pm, so it’s been about three days if you come to the Friday night, yeah it’s been about three days for us to get to our total, which is crazy.
The couple have 18-month-old twins, Lola and Jasper, who Daniel wish is to take to Disneyland.
Jordan explained how the twins maybe a bit young to understand what’s happening but knows they will both love being their.
She went on: “No, we haven’t told the twins yet, to be honest I don’t think they would understand just yet, but I think once we are there and they are having a magical time, that’s when they will realise where they are and what’s happening.
“I think they’re not really at an age yet where if we told them they’re really going understand but I think when we get there and it’s just our little unit and we having the best time, that’s when they will really start to get excited.
“The difficulty we have is because of the circumstances we have, because Daniel isn’t well, I’ve got my hand full with the twins, it’s also about insuring that we’ve got a companion to come with us, so whether that’s a mom or a relative, the reason is I just need the support, as long as we have some support on the trip.
“I think that’s the key point and it’s making sure that they’re available, so I think that we need to achieve that first and book it as soon as we can.
An amazed Jordan expressed how grateful she is for everyone’s support, she said: “Honestly, I don’t even have the words to say, I’m so taken back by everybody’s reaction and I just want to say a lovely thank you for making Dan’s and mine dream possible, we really don’t know how to thank everyone, it makes me feel emotional thinking that everyone’s done this for us, so I just want to say thank you.”