Kelsey Stratford raises awareness for sister’s spinal muscular atrophy

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Kelsey Stratford is organising a Pong-A-Thon to raise awareness for her sister Kennedy’s spinal muscular atrophy during the upcoming episode of TOWIE.

The reality star, 20, tells Clelia Theodorou and Nicole Bass how her sister is spending two weeks in hospital to receive surgery, which she has to have twice a year.

According to the NHS website, Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition that makes the muscles weaker and causes problems with movement.

Good cause: Kelsey Stratford is organising a Pong-A-Thon to raise awareness for her sister Kennedy's spinal muscular atrophy during the upcoming episode of TOWIE

Good cause: Kelsey Stratford is organising a Pong-A-Thon to raise awareness for her sister Kennedy’s spinal muscular atrophy during the upcoming episode of TOWIE

Twice a year Kennedy has a spinraza treatment, which is injected into the spinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord in the lower back.

Kelsey revealed that before the treatment her sister was unable to speak and it aids her muscle movement so that she finds it easier to move.  

Going to get everyone to join in and do ping pong, the more people the better because to just frustrates me because nobody knows about SMA.

Friends: The reality star, 20, tells Clelia Theodorou and Nicole Bass how her sister is spending two weeks in hospital to receive surgery, which she has to have twice a year

Friends: The reality star, 20, tells Clelia Theodorou and Nicole Bass how her sister is spending two weeks in hospital to receive surgery, which she has to have twice a year

Kelsey explained to the girls: ‘She’s [Kennedy] in hospital at the moment for two weeks. Every six months she has to have an operation called spinrazer, she has it in her spine and it helps her muscles so she can move.

‘Before she had this treatment she couldn’t talk or do anything like the things she does now. To me this is the most important thing in my life and I don’t want there to be any agg at all.’

As well as hosting the Pong-A-Thon, Kelsey is also taking part in Christmas Jumper Day for SMA on December 11 to help raise awareness. 

Sisterly bond: According to the NHS website, Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition that makes the muscles weaker and causes problems with movement

Sisterly bond: According to the NHS website, Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic condition that makes the muscles weaker and causes problems with movement

The reality star, 20, tells Clelia Theodorou and Nicole Bass how her sister is spending two weeks in hospital to receive surgery, which she has to have twice a year.

The reality star, 20, tells Clelia Theodorou and Nicole Bass how her sister is spending two weeks in hospital to receive surgery, which she has to have twice a year.

Elsewhere on the upcoming episode, Nicole grows tired of being a part of the drama and sets out to make amends with Chloe Brockett, as Clelia questions whether she is making the right decision.

Nicole and Chloe had a heated row earlier in the series after it came to light that Chloe had been dating Ella Rae Rise’s ex boyfriend, Jack McDermott. 

Chloe had to speak out after viewers raised concerns she was being ‘bullied’ by her older co-stars Olivia Attwood, 29, and Nicole.

Friends again? Elsewhere on the upcoming episode, Nicole grows tired of being a part of the drama and sets out to make amends with Chloe Brockett, as Clelia questions whether she is making the right decision

Friends again? Elsewhere on the upcoming episode, Nicole grows tired of being a part of the drama and sets out to make amends with Chloe Brockett, as Clelia questions whether she is making the right decision

After an earlier episode aired, fans on the show deemed it ‘uncomfortable’ viewing, feeling the 19-year-old was being picked on by her peers.

Chloe wrote: ‘I know there’s a lot of talk atm about me being bullied, I appreciate everyone’s concern, however this is a show and everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I am completely FINE. Towie would not allow bullying to go on and always put our welfare first.’

However Chloe B could be set for more drama, as she appears to comfort Harry following his recent break-up from their co-star Frankie Sims.

Shoulder to cry on? However Chloe B could be set for more drama, as she appears to comfort Harry following his recent break-up from their co-star Frankie Sims

Shoulder to cry on? However Chloe B could be set for more drama, as she appears to comfort Harry following his recent break-up from their co-star Frankie Sims

Meanwhile, Dan and Amber are set to take their relationship to the next level as they prepare to move in together after trialing it during lockdown.

The 30-year-old seems to be saying goodbye to his bachelor life with his pals as he is pictured with an ‘RIP’ box, as well as a TV and bizarre cut-out of Gatsby.

The couple are later visited by Dan’s mum as it seems Amber has made the move to permanently live at her boyfriends. 

Next level: Meanwhile, Dan and Amber are set to take their relationship to the next level as they prepare to move in together after trialing it during lockdown

Next level: Meanwhile, Dan and Amber are set to take their relationship to the next level as they prepare to move in together after trialing it during lockdown

Bye bye bachelor! The 30-year-old seems to be saying goodbye to his bachelor life with his pals as he is pictured with an 'RIP' box, as well as a TV and bizarre cut-out of Gatsb

Bye bye bachelor! The 30-year-old seems to be saying goodbye to his bachelor life with his pals as he is pictured with an ‘RIP’ box, as well as a TV and bizarre cut-out of Gatsb

Family life: The couple are later visited by Dan's mum as it seems Amber has made the move to permanently live at her boyfriends

Family life: The couple are later visited by Dan’s mum as it seems Amber has made the move to permanently live at her boyfriends

Later in the episode it seems it could be the end of the road for Bobby Norris and his boyfriend Matt Snape, who previously announced their split.

It seems their split is about to play out on screen, as Bobby confides in Saffron as he questions whether him and boyfriend Matt are right for one another.

The couple have seemed up and down in recent weeks as they agreed Matt would move out in order to save their relationship, which sadly didn’t work out. 

The Only Way Is Essex continues Sunday at 9pm on ITVBe 

Sad: Later in the episode it seems it could be the end of the road for Bobby Norris and his boyfriend Matt Snape, who previously announced their spli

Sad: Later in the episode it seems it could be the end of the road for Bobby Norris and his boyfriend Matt Snape, who previously announced their spli

Opening up: It seems their split is about to play out on screen, as Bobby confides in Saffron as he questions whether him and boyfriend Matt are right for one another

Opening up: It seems their split is about to play out on screen, as Bobby confides in Saffron as he questions whether him and boyfriend Matt are right for one another

Goodbye: The couple have seemed up and down in recent weeks as they agreed Matt would move out in order to save their relationship, which sadly didn't work out

Goodbye: The couple have seemed up and down in recent weeks as they agreed Matt would move out in order to save their relationship, which sadly didn’t work out

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