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£439raised of £20,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £439 to help me live a life without lipoedema

    Funded on Sunday, 24th September 2017

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    Story

    Shortly after having my son who is now 19 months old I was hit with the devastating diagnosis of lipoedema, basically this is a progressive disease where there is an abnormal build up of fat in my limbs. It has taken me until now to mentally come to terms with the fact that this is happening to me. I am in constant pain having to put on compression tights that are immensely painful to wear which help to slow down the progression. I eat healthy and exercise but this does not affect lipoedema it continues to expand and grow. I find it hard to leave the house most days, working full time and having my son in nursery not leaving the house isn't an option. I Iive with constant pain and try to cover up my legs and arms due to the embarrassment of having them on show. There is three stages of lipoedema and I am currently stage 1, after obsessing researching lipoedema I have found a surgeon in Germany Dr heck who is a specialist in this condition and claims that if in stage one he can cure the condition with surgery. This operation is not available on the nhs something I plan to petition for. I would need three operations and each surgery costs over 5000 and I also need to get to and from Germany on three separate occasions (not much then). I can see now that there is light at the end of the tunnel but time is running out before I hit stage 2, so, I am begging you please help me, I don't want to be in pain anymore and I'm scared if I progress I will loose my mobility and be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I will keep everyone updated on the progress and thank you in advance for reading my story.

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    • Amanda evans1 year ago
      Amanda evans

      Amanda evans

      1 year ago

      Thank you to everyone that has donated, unbelievable grateful and determined to stay positive xx

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    • Amanda evans1 year ago
      Amanda evans

      Amanda evans

      1 year ago

      It's a particularly bad day today, my confidence has just gone but I'm going to keep pushing on, I have to for my son, meal prepping and setting exercise routines for the week ahead. I am going to fight and for anyone who has this condition you are not alone 😘

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    • Amanda evans1 year ago
      Amanda evans

      Amanda evans

      1 year ago

      http://www.lipo-clinic.de/index_e.html Thank you so much to everyone who has donated I am eternally grateful and humbled by your kindness. Every penny will literally change mine and my families lives and for that I thank you. I have included Dr hecks web site above if anyone wishes to find out more or is possibly in the same situation and doesn't know what to do. He has changed people's lives fingers crossed he can do the same for me and others 😘

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    Supporters

    25

    • Robert Lloyd

      Robert Lloyd

      Sep 24, 2017

      Good luck Amanda and well done Sarah jayne smith on your snowdon walk xx

      £10.00

    • Wendy Ithell

      Wendy Ithell

      Sep 18, 2017

      Good luck

      £5.00

    • Louisa Mason

      Louisa Mason

      Sep 15, 2017

      xx

      £10.00

    • Samantha Eccleston

      Samantha Eccleston

      Sep 15, 2017

      Keep going !!! Good luck and all the best !

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 1, 2017

    • Jon Edwards

      Jon Edwards

      Aug 7, 2017

      I'm sorry it's not more Amanda, I wish you all the best with your fundraising.

      £10.00

    • Jacqueline Owens

      Jacqueline Owens

      Jul 12, 2017

      Best of luck X

      £20.00

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    Amanda evans

    Amanda evans

    I am a 30 year old single mother of 1, I work full time and son attends nursery full time. I was always conscious of my legs as I had what I called "tree trunks" diagnosed with Lipoedema type 1 2016 now trying to raise funds to have operations not available on the NHS. IN PAIN...

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