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Weʼre raising £14,000 to help save Caitlin's mobility

North Lincolnshire

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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!

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  • Hannah-Marie White1 month ago
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    Hannah-Marie White

    1 month 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 White2 months ago
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    2 months ago
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Page last updated on: 8/7/2018 4:56 PM

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29

  • 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 ❤️

    £10.00

  • L Gillespie

    L Gillespie

    Jul 11, 2018

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

    £10.00

  • Katie x

    Katie x

    Jul 10, 2018

    ❤️

    £10.00

  • 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

    £5.00

  • Sophie Brian

    Sophie Brian

    Jul 9, 2018

    I worked with Caitlin for a short while at the Beckwood, we are the same age. I really hope you raise enough money to help her x

    £5.00

  • Ebony-Paige Peart

    Ebony-Paige Peart

    Jul 9, 2018

    Hoping you all the best!❤️❤️

    £10.00

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Hannah-Marie White

Hannah-Marie White

North Lincolnshire

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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