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Closed 31/12/2019

raised of £14,000 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £853 to help save Caitlin's mobility

    Funded on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

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    My beautiful 16 year old daughter has a multitude of different health problems. She has recently been diagnosed with Chiari malformation which affects her brain. The pressure in her brain causes constant headaches and has even caused issues with her hormones. 

    She has a condition called lipoedema which affects her arms and legs. This is a genetic, abnormal fat disorder, which no diet or exercise can reduce. Her limbs appear like they don't belong to the rest of her body as they slowly increase in size. It is known as painful fat disorder and she suffers with random bruising. Her mobility is becoming impaired as the painful fat pads on the inside of her knees are pushing outwards; this is not helped by her hypermobility as her joints and connective tissue don't provide much support. This causes regular dislocation which she is currently having physio for. This is to try and help stop it happening as often. It's not uncommon for this condition to cause depression and anxiety, both of which Caitlin has suffered with both in the past and presently.

    As her parent, it is exceptionally hard to watch her going through this at such a young age. I worry every day about how it might be affecting her mental health as well as her physical health. The NHS do not offer surgery to help, despite it being a medical problem affecting 11% of the world's population, predominantly females!! The surgery she will need is medical liposuction and is by no means a small thing. It is brutal, painful and definately NOT done for vanity, as most suggest.

    I have set up this page to try and raise funds for the two surgeries Caitlin has been told will help to save her mobility and take the pressure off her knees. If it gives her some self confidence and self worth along the way then that is a huge bonus! 

    If you can help, even just a tiny bit, aiding her to retain her mobility and feel somewhat like a 'normal' 16 year old then I will be forever grateful. Even sharing this page will mean so much!



    • Hannah-Marie White4 years ago
      Hannah-Marie White

      Hannah-Marie White

      4 years ago

      Just a quick update to say thank you to all of those who have donated to help our daughter. It has been, and still is, an ongoing battle but with every penny pledged, she's one step closer to the goal...keeping her mobility. Since my last update, 2 different consultants have confirmed that the lipoedema is having a direct impact on her health and causing numerous issues with her joints. The sooner we start Caitlin off on her surgery journey, the easier it will become for her. From deep in our hearts, THANK YOU!

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    • Hannah-Marie White5 years ago
      Hannah-Marie White

      Hannah-Marie White

      5 years ago

      Almost £800 pledged. This is amazing in only 4 short days. Please keep sharing and let's help Caitlin stay mobile. Just back from a physio session and she is so grateful for everyone's help ❤

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    • Hannah-Marie White5 years ago
      Hannah-Marie White

      Hannah-Marie White

      5 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

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    Page last updated on: 5/31/2019 08.52



    • Sarah Tuck

      Sarah Tuck

      May 31, 2019

      Thought I ought to donate again as a married woman! lol. Much love xxxxxx


    • Emma Westerman

      Emma Westerman

      Jan 19, 2019

      You are an amazing strong person Caitlen! Hope you get all the donations you need! Xx


    • Joanne Good

      Joanne Good

      Aug 7, 2018

      Sending best wishes

    • Gillian Cassidy

      Gillian Cassidy

      Aug 6, 2018

      Wish I could give you more Caitlin. Every little helps though and hopefully you’ll be there before you know it ❤️


    • L Gillespie

      L Gillespie

      Jul 11, 2018

      Happy to donate to such a lovely young lady and family. Hope you achieve your target xxx


    • Katie x

      Katie x

      Jul 10, 2018



    • Vicki Hull

      Vicki Hull

      Jul 10, 2018

      Sorry its not much but every little helps. Really hope you get to target and she gets the surgery I for one know how life changing it is


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    Hannah-Marie White

    Hannah-Marie White

    Most of my friends will know that this is close to my heart, not only because it's affecting my daughter, but because I personally understand lipoedema and it's destruction. This surgery will help to slow the disease from reaching more advanced stages and further mobility issues

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