Weʼve raised £10 to Please Help April Farrell afford urgent medical procedure on her legs. April Suffers from Lipoedema.
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Funded on Monday, 26th December 2016
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April Farrell suffers from Lipoedema, It is reasonably rare and affects mobility as well as making it extremely difficult to accomplish day to day tasks.
as on NHS Choices website:
Lipoedema is a long-term (chronic) condition typically involving an abnormal build-up of fat cells in the legs, thighs and buttocks.
In lipoedema, the legs become enlarged from the ankles up to the hips. Both legs are usually enlarged at the same time and to the same extent.
The feet are not affected and this creates a ‘bracelet’ effect or ‘band-like’ appearance just above the ankles.
The hands are not usually affected either, although the arms occasionally can be.
The degree of enlargement caused by lipoedema differs between individuals with the condition and it can gradually worsen over time.
As well as becoming enlarged, affected areas of the body may:
•feel soft, 'doughy' and cold
•be tender to touch
•ache or feel painful
•have small broken veins under the skin
The condition can progress to cause fluid retention (lymphoedema) in the affected legs.
The combination of these symptoms can lead to reduced mobility and psychological issues, such as low self-esteem.
Unfortunately the type of liposuction which can help this genetic condition is not covered on the NHS. Basically it is the only treatment to relieve the pain and severity successfully. There may be partial Funding available but before anything is done April is in a lot pain her family are around her but with some support her life could be so much better!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
I'm 19 years old and I'm now a full-time carer to my mom who suffers with lipoedema. I've wanted to help her by getting liposuction but didn't know where to start and hopefully this will help get some of her life back
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