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Just4Children

Yasmin's Life Saving Surgery

Yasmins neck is very unstable and causing damage to her spine and brain resulting in issues in all her body. She needs life saving surgery in Barcelona as soon as possible.
Closes on 01/01/2022
Charity Registration No: 1164473

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Yasmin required life saving spinal surgery in Barcelona to fuse her spine from C0-T1 after her cervical spine was left unstable due to a condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. With your help Just4Children managed to raise enough money for surgery but we now need your help to fundraise for her recovery so she can achieve her dreams.

Surgery went ahead on Thursday 20th June after 3 days of intensive tests. They discovered Yasmins left sided jugular veins had collapsed which meant that surgery now needed to include the drilling of C1 to relieve pressure. Yasmin was the second person to undergo such surgery during fusion.

Yasmin went to surgery at 08.00. We were called to the ICU at 17.40. Everything had gone ok but Yasmin would be required to stay 2 nights in ICU.

Yasmins MCAS was an additional problem throughout as she reacted to most of the standard medications used. Recovery has gone well with the exception of eating. Yasmin is at present unable to swallow food. She is due to have tests to determine the cause and recovery. Yasmins left arm and shoulder are causing immense pain due to swelling after the dissection of the muscles during surgery.

As a result of the recovery Yasmin will not be discharged to the rehabilitation unit tomorrow as planned, but will remain in hospital until the test results are investigated and the pain is manageable.

We raised enough money for surgery but still have along recovery road, as the time to discharge has been extended and more tests/treatment will be required costs have started to rise.

Once Yasmin returns to the UK the hard work really starts. Yasmin has been told that she is not allowed to attend college for at least a year, determined as Yasmin is, she loves studying so is planning to do online studies, possibly law.

We still need the rest of the money to be raise in order to have a smooth, safe and successful recovery and we need to have adaptions made to suit her disability.

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Yasmin Stevens

£94.50

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Oliver Balcombe

1 month ago

£1,000.00

+ £250 Gift Aid

Alys Straw

1 month ago

Glad you got through the op & ICU. Hope latest test results give clarity’s soon & you continue to recover. Xx

£20.00

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Peter Woodbridge

1 month ago

With best wishes from Pete & Shelagh, Emmanuel Church, thanks to Ellie Mason

£20.00

+ £5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

2 months ago

Hope all goes well next week.

£200.00

+ £50 Gift Aid

Jennifer Berlin

2 months ago

About the charity

Just4Children
Just4Children

Just4Children is passionate about the relief of sickness & preservation of good physical & mental health of children & young people under 25 years resident in the United Kingdom & Ireland by providing & assisting in the provision of services & grants to enable them to obtain their medical needs.

Charity Registration No: 1164473

http://www.just4children.org

Donation summary

Total raised

£75,213.22

+ £1,002.38 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£5,088.72

Donations via Fundraisers

£94.50

Offline donations

£70,030.00
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Yasmin's Life Saving Surgery

Just4Children