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£2,210raised of £3,000 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,210 to help us raise funds for my sister, Natalie, to help her train and continue to support and maintain a medical alert dog

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 21st September 2017

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    My sister, Natalie, has been suffering from complex needs from the age of 15, she is now 21. In 2010 she had scoliosis, which means she had a curve in the spine, and it was getting so bad that if she didn't have the surgery, there was a possibility that it could crush her internal organs in the future.

    From the surgery, her conditions started developing, and they have worsened in recent years. She was a girl who would swim, dance and play golf for hours, and she now is in a wheelchair 80% of her time and suffers from pain, pass outs, dislocations and seizures.

    Natalie has lots of challenging conditions.
    - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 3 (EDS) which causes extreme hyper-mobility in her joints/muscles/tendons. This means she can daily dislocate and sublux all her joints including shoulders, jaw, hips and her ribs.
    - Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) which symptoms cause her to pass out, have seizures, numbness in her limbs and memory loss.
    - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) which causes her chronic pain in her back and other parts of her body.
    - Postural Tachycardia Syndrome which causes her blood pressure to rise and drop causing her to feel unwell and also pass out.
    - Venus Pooling which makes her blood rush to her legs and feet when she stands up, making her dizzy and dropping her blood pressure, which means she can't walk far distances.

    We have been researching support pets, and have read so many accounts of people that have benefitted so greatly from support dogs, that they are able to alert their owner about seizures, blood sugars, and if they feel unwell, allowing them precious time to sit down or call for help. More importantly, a support dog can alert for help when their owner is completely helpless.

    We could like to give Natalie some of her independence back and have a support dog help her in a daily battles with her conditions. The money raised will go to the training and maintenance of the dog now and forever.



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      • Anonymous


        Jul 23, 2017

      • chris from the 2 brewers

        chris from the 2 brewers

        Jul 4, 2017

        Wish you much love Helen and hope for the future xxx


      • Chris Randall

        Chris Randall

        Jun 28, 2017

        Hope you reach the target soon. Best wishes. Chris & Judy

      • Helen Andronicou

        Helen Andronicou

        Jun 27, 2017

        All the best in reaching your target . Best wishes Nicos and Helen Andronicou


      • Yusuf Zaman

        Yusuf Zaman

        Jun 27, 2017

        All the best in reaching your target. And I wish a speedy recovery to Natalie


      • Gonul Mehmet

        Gonul Mehmet

        Jun 27, 2017

        Good luck. Sending lots of prayers and blessings to all your family Laura 🙏🏻🙏🏻


      • Laura Wilson

        Laura Wilson

        Jun 20, 2017

        Best of luck reaching your target, Laura x


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      Helena Stimson

      Helena Stimson

      London, United Kingdom

      My sister, Natalie, has been suffering from complex needs from the age of 15, she is now 21. We would like to help her maintain and train a support dog to help her in her daily struggle.

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