Weʼve raised £425 to help raise funds for Emma Getvoldsen for the operation she needs in America
- Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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- Funded on Thursday, 27th July 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.
- 6 months ago
AMIE HEWLETT6 months ago
To date we have raised approx £8500 since December Emma's status below Really feels like a MASSIVE corner has been turned today and I am officially all booked in for my surgery in Atlanta ..... on Tuesday 6th June 2017 😬 There's still A LOT of money to be raised before I go and the fundraising will have to carry on when I'm home and recovering but the deposits been paid and my bed is booked! If anyone has outstanding sponsorship money PLEASE can you let me have it asap!
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Amy, Matt & Lola
Jul 20, 2017
Emma I wish I had millions for you!!
Jul 20, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
Get well Emma, lots of love xx
May 11, 2017
Good Luck Emma love from the Crosbie's No. 58
May 5, 2017
May 5, 2017
May our Theotokos and Saint Panteleimon intercede for you! May God bless you!
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