2016 has been an entirely dreadful year for me. No matter what I have done or what I have achieved this year life has come around and done a great big shit on my life again and again. Despite this, 2016 isn’t exactly the worst year of my life so far but it isn’t the best. Although I am having a pretty terrible year, there is always some one who is worse off and struggling more than I am. Now is where I introduce……………………
Charity of the Month!
Every Month from now on, I will have a small charity which I am supporting for that month by donating £10 to them and raising awareness if I can about the charity.
Charity of the Month for October 2016 is….CMV Action.
CMV is a common virus in which can affect people of all different ages. Once CMV makes its way into a persons body, it stays there for life. Most healthy adults and children will have no signs, symptoms or long term effects from the virus but unfortunately it can be very harmful to unborn babies. CMV is one of the main causes of children being born with permanet disabilities. CMV is the most common infection at birth. 1 in 150 newborn babies are born with congenital CMV.
As CMV is a relatively unknown condition, it is a common misconception that it is rare. It is actually in fact more common than Down’s Syndrome, Toxoplasmosis, Spina Bifida or Cystic Fibrosis.