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£515raised of £500 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £515 to help support Emilia's recovery from her VBT back surgery

    Funded on Wednesday, 7th November 2018

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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 Fountain4 months ago
      Ruth Fountain

      Ruth Fountain

      4 months 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 Fountain4 months ago
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      Ruth Fountain

      4 months 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 Fountain5 months ago
      Ruth Fountain

      Ruth Fountain

      5 months 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: 9/17/2018 8:45 PM

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    27

    • Natalie Coleman

      Natalie Coleman

      Sep 17, 2018

      Well done on your sky dive xx

      £20.00

    • Mary Rhodes

      Mary Rhodes

      Sep 2, 2018

      Best wishes

      £10.00

    • Holly Rhodes

      Holly Rhodes

      Sep 2, 2018

      Well done Ruth!! :)Xx

      £10.00

    • 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

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