Time for children like Carmela is precious - your support will help make every moment count this year.
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Whilst Carmela may look like any other child, she actually has a form of muscular dystrophy so rare that no-one really knows what the future holds for her - only that her muscles will get weaker, eventually affecting her heart and lungs, meaning she may not live into adulthood.
Carmela may seem too fragile for activities most healthy children take for granted. But with two Julia's House carers to go with her, we've managed to make her dreams of riding a pony come true - something she loves to do more than anything!
"Every bit of time is precious, we simply don't have time to waste.... I want Carmela to experience as much as possible because tomorrow she might not be here"
Lucy, Carmela's mum