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Weʼre raising £500 to help support Emilia's recovery from her VBT back surgery

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Hi my name is Ruth Fountain and my niece Emilia Viola, aged 13, is due to have major back surgery to correct her Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) on 15th August 2018 in Germany. Emilia was born with this condition however it was discovered two years by chance on an x-ray. She has been in a back brace for a good year but despite her perseverance unfortunately her curve has continued to grow. In this country traditionally the NHS treatment is fusion surgery once the spine has stopped growing at 15, however Emilia's parents, Claire and Amo, have researched alternative options for her and have visited a surgeon in Germany who offers a procedure called Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT).
My family and I will be on holiday in Portugal at this time and whilst we are there I have decided to do a Sky Dive for Emilia to raise funds for her after care such as physio and travel to consultant appointments in Central London.
This hasn't been an easy decision to make as I am terrified of heights and haven't been on a plane for 7 years! But if Emilia can cope with surgery I can overcome my fear and jump!!!

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  • Ruth Fountain6 days ago
    Ruth Fountain

    Ruth Fountain

    6 days ago

    Well what can I say...so far just under £600! Thank you all so much. I had a absolutely fantastic time diving at 120 mph followed by floating down to land , following mum in law Carole and son Jamie back to earth. It was a wonderful experience and I know Emilia’s experience will not be so good but in the long term it will be amazing for her. Loving you loads Emilia x💚

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  • Ruth Fountain8 days ago
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    Ruth Fountain

    8 days ago

    Hi all this time tomorrow 😱 Really excited,will read all your kind words of encouragement tonight again in preparation! So happy the total so far is over £500! A big thanks to my in laws for donating the cost of flight tomorrow 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚 Will update after the event and when all over and done for Emilia we will let you know grand total. Thanks once more 💚

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  • Ruth Fountain15 days ago
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    Ruth Fountain

    15 days ago

    Hi all I have arrived in Portugal and cooling down nicely after the crazy heat of England! 8 more sleeps until the day when I do the sky dive 🤪 I’m very excited and looking forward to flying in this lovely blue sky. I’m up to £510 ! Including cash donations, thank you all for your kind support..... watch this space...💚💚

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Page last updated on: 8/14/2018 9:04 PM

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  • Jo Barber

    Jo Barber

    Aug 14, 2018

    Better late than never! Congrats on your Skydive and good luck with your recovery Amelia x

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 9, 2018

    £10.00

  • Maureen Stewart

    Maureen Stewart

    Aug 9, 2018

    Well done Fountains.

    £25.00

  • Nikki Paterson

    Nikki Paterson

    Aug 9, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 7, 2018

    £30.00

  • Elliott Viola

    Elliott Viola

    Jul 26, 2018

    £30.00

  • Denyse Sweeney

    Denyse Sweeney

    Jul 25, 2018

    Hi Ruth. Very brave of you to jump I’m not sure I could. Hope my donation is an incentive and love that it will directly help Emilia who we love dearly. Good luck. Much love Denyse Bob & Conor xxx

    £30.00

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