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    Weʼve raised £2,340 to To purchase an ORCAM for severely sight impaired girlfriend.

    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

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    Hi, Sami is 22 years old and she has suffered with type 1 diabetes since the age of 2. Over the past 3 years various health problems have caused her to go blind but the main culprit being diabetes. Diabetes is a horrific disease that people dont often see the harsher side of and dont understand what it is like to actually live with. it is especially hard for Sami to control now that she has lost most of her vision and is also needle phobic. Before meeting Sami i had never seen what diabetes does to a person first hand and have learned a lot since we met and about the struggle she goes though every day.

    In 2015 Sami graduated with a First class degree in Fashion, her work was recognised at Graduate Fashion week, London Alternative Fashion week, on Arts Thread and was chosen to be entered in a few competitions. She became runner up in diversity now with arts thread and won young designer of the year. In April 2016 she completed a 3 months internship in Berlin, on returning she was motivated and inspired to start her own brand at a studio in Norwich. however come the end of may Sami's vision had began to deteriorate and by September her dream of becoming a designer had been ruined.

    Her career was everything to her but she now struggles to do even the simplest of things that myself and everyone take for granted like pouring a drink, making food, communicating and reading a book. You ever tried eating a meal with your eyes closed or just listening to a film? Sami gets upset because she cant see what her dog looks like. The worst thing for me is that she cant read anything because when i first met her she literally read everything. she will never be able to hold a physical book and read it ever again and this is why I need your help.

    The Orcam enables Sami to read again, it will give her, her life back. Rather than explain please watch this video below. anything donated will go towards an Orcam for sami.

    Thank you.



    • Mark Siberry2 years ago
      Mark Siberry

      Mark Siberry

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      On behalf of myself, Mark and my family i want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has donated and shared our Just Giving page. I wish there was something more i could do than just saying words to show how grateful and overwhelmed we are, you have no idea the difference it will make to my current lifestyle having the Orcam. I also wanted to thank people for their support and lovely messages! Thank you all so much for everything, i can never explain how much this will change my life.

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    • Mark Siberry3 years ago
      Mark Siberry

      Mark Siberry

      3 years ago

      Hi everyone! Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated and left their kind words for us to read. We didnt expect to raise so much so quickly, please continue to share this and hopefully if we raise more than our target we will be giving whats left over to another who is in need of an orcam! Thank you, Mark & Sami x

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    • Mary Hogg

      Mary Hogg

      May 2, 2017

      We all send our love to you Sami. Aunty Mary, Susanne and Sarah. Xxx


    • Sarah Norman

      Sarah Norman

      May 2, 2017

      Words can't describe how proud of you I am!Here are the funds raised at EE from cake sales and Easter Rafle :)


    • Ruth Shute

      Ruth Shute

      Apr 30, 2017

      Glad we can help! Ruth, Glenn & Jackson xx


    • Naomi Cunningham

      Naomi Cunningham

      Apr 30, 2017

      Sami your such an amazing person. I am here to support you at such a hard time. You deserve to pursue your dreams. I hope all the support and fundraising helps get your sparkle back. Xx


    • Ernie


      Apr 28, 2017


    • Rachael Louise Thomas

      Rachael Louise Thomas

      Apr 28, 2017


    • Lee Booth

      Lee Booth

      Apr 26, 2017

      So sorry to read your heart breaking news. Wishing you all the best. Lee (Nancys brother Russells grandson)


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