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Weʼre raising £500 to Raising money to support inpatient facilities In The George Sharp unit and the William Quarriers inpatients facility.

Inverkeithing, Fife, UK
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This year we aim to raise as much money as possible to help fund vital inpatient services at two incredibly important hospitals.

Both hospitals played a crucial role in giving me back my life and the road to my independence. Without them my life would be far more different than it is

In July this year I suffered from bacterial Enchepalitis. I walked into the hospital with what I thought was a migrane, and woke up a week later a completely different person. When i woke up I couldn't walk or talk, I couldn't stand or even carry out my own personal care. I couldn't wipe my own ass!

I spent 2 and a half months in hospital. Away from everything I knew and loved. Away from my beautiful girls. Most of that stay was at the George Sharp Unit in Fife. Everyday I was put through intensive therapy. Speech, physio, OT and more. I've never worked so hard for anything in my life. They gave me my body back. Well as much as possible. Enough that I was able to go home, look after myself and my girls and get back to training.

3 months after I was home I ended up back as an inpatient. This time at Quarriers Epilepsy centre. Enchepalitis has left me with epilepsy. Which was treated with some extremely potent anti epileptic drugs. The drugs made me incredibly unwell. The staff had the difficult job of getting me better. Again!

The staff in these hospitals do an incredibly difficult job. They find a way to keep pushing you forward. Even when you are broken and spent and can't do anymore. When you want to quit. They pick you up and push you on. To the next step. The next goal. They find ways to remind you what you are fighting for. That is something money can't buy.

I hope to raise enough money to help upgrade some of the tv and radios, renew and stock up the activities quarters in both hospitals, and maybe even get new backpacks for the ambulatory eeg at quarriers.

Spend a penny or spend a pound. Every little will help.

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  • Jamie Tervet

    Jamie Tervet

    Mar 26, 2018

    Great cause!


  • Emma Slessor

    Emma Slessor

    Feb 27, 2018

    Great idea Loreen! Really good causes. Hoping to catch up soon xx


  • Mark Taylor

    Mark Taylor

    Feb 18, 2018

    Inspiring Loreen. Best Wishes, Mark


  • Rebecca Haines

    Rebecca Haines

    Feb 18, 2018

    Keep fighting 😘 you are one tough girl! You have overcome so much! One day I hope to see you on the mats again x


  • Darren Clark

    Darren Clark

    Feb 18, 2018

    Proud of you and Ryan. 💪💪


  • Lala Young

    Lala Young

    Feb 11, 2018


  • Ian Brook

    Ian Brook

    Feb 11, 2018

    Awesome idea pal and if they nurses put up with you they deserve a gold medal lol x


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Loreen Smith

Loreen Smith

Inverkeithing, Fife, UK

BJJ is my love, my passion. Before I got Ill I was training hard and competing. Encephalitis stopped me in my tracks. With an amazing team behind me I aim to fight back on the mats. Bjj It is my therapy, my team mates my physio's. Together we can help other people get through it.

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