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£2,520raised of £5,000 target by 89 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,520 to help raise funds for Emma Getvoldsen for the operation she needs in America

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    Gloucestershire
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    Funded on Saturday, 25th March 2017

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    At 18 Emma was admitted to hospital with severe abdominal pain which over the years proved difficult to diagnose & treat. Emma required surgery for ovarian cysts & was also told she had polycystic ovaries. Eventually, endometriosis was discovered & several further operations were performed. Despite not having a family of her own & only being 34, in February 2013 Emma made the very difficult decision to have a hysterectomy (including the removal of both of her ovaries) hoping this would give her the quality of life she needed. Unfortunately at the beginning of this year Emma was admitted to hospital with severe pain again. In April Emma had an exploratory operation in which it was discovered that she had a pelvic mass which proved to be a very rare condition called Ovarian Remnant Syndrome. The syndrome occurs if this ovarian tissue causes severe pelvic pain &/or a pelvic mass. Unfortunately in Emma's case the remnant was fully functioning & had its own blood supply & was causing a huge surge of hormones to be released on a constant basis which also causes complications. In August, Emma had major surgery & three weeks later was devastated to be told that the operation had been unsuccessful & a scan showed that there was now a large cyst attached to the ovarian remnant, the endometriosis had returned & there was also extensive scar tissue which had caused all of her abdominal organs to fuse together. Due to the potential complications & the high risks of life changing damage the Specialist that had previously operated decided that he was no longer prepared to continue surgically treating Emma. Emma has found a specialist centre in America who's surgeons have operated on over 100 cases with 100% success rate & many, many more highly successful operations performed for the removal of endometriosis & adhesions. After an initial consultation with the Surgeon & the prospect of a healthy, pain free life & the thought of being able to get back to her desk.

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    • AMIE HEWLETT

      AMIE HEWLETT

      3 months ago

      AMIE HEWLETT

      Support from the staff over at Omega Engineering Services

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    • AMIE HEWLETT

      AMIE HEWLETT

      3 months ago

      AMIE HEWLETT

      Following a very successful Christmas bake sale/jumper day/raffle at Omega Resource Group/Datum/Omega Engineering Services we raised just over £1k which will be added to the pot! Thank you to all that have supported the fundraising page already x

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    • Sam Foley

      Sam Foley

      Mar 6, 2017

      £20.00

    • Dawn Oldham

      Dawn Oldham

      Mar 6, 2017

      Good luck Emma. I'm sponsoring Beccky Woolls firewalk for you x

      £20.00

    • Craig Shipley

      Craig Shipley

      Mar 1, 2017

      Hiya,Here's Matt's money for the firewalk. X

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    AMIE HEWLETT

    AMIE HEWLETT

    Gloucestershire

    We need Emma back in the office to catch up on her round of coffees 😄

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