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£1,000raised of £750 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,000 to provide Carlene with equipment for a safe living environment, to ensure she makes the best possible recovery from recent emergency surgery

    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 27th October 2017

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    As some of you know, just under two weeks ago, Carlene was rushed into Salford Royal Hospital by ambulance. She woke up as normal, the next thing I knew she was shouting and screaming out in agony for me to call 999 as she couldn't feel her legs.

    She had emergency surgery the same day as one of the discs in her lower back suddenly prolapsed and was crushing the spinal cord nerves, causing partial paralysis from the hip down. We've since seen the scans which revealed the extent of the damage, you could hardly see where the nerves were, they were being completely crushed.

    Carlene has made some improvement over the last two weeks, but it will be a long road to recovery. Day to day living for Carlene will now be very different, everyday tasks a lot harder and getting around so much more difficult than before. We will get through all of this together, but we will need to make adjustments to our day to day life. We need your help to make these adjustments as financially stress free as possible.

    We have met with the occupational therapist who will be providing bed railings and toilet support frames, however to make Carlenes day to day living as smooth, safe and comfortable as possible there are additional items we need.

    A supportive orthopaedic mattress

    Shower & Bath equipment - such as a bath seat and grab rails to aid getting in and out of the bath and also whilst showering. - The occupational therapists suggestion for this was to wash at the sink until her mobility improves!

    Alterations to staircase

    Car equipment - to help with getting in and out of the car - the occupational therapist suggested sitting on a plastic bag?!

    There will probably more things that we won't realise just yet until she's home.

    Any help would be appreciated and take the strain off us at a hugely difficult time. Carlene is so strong and will get through this, but sometimes everyone needs a little bit of help.

    Thanks in advance for any donations

    Abs & Carlene



    • abigail purcell1 year ago
      abigail purcell

      abigail purcell

      1 year ago

      Just wanted to say a massive thank you so far for donating, we are nearly at the target which is brilliant. Anything over & above would be a bonus :) Thanks to family and friends, and even strangers, your kindness is amazing x

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    • Catherine Knight

      Catherine Knight

      Jul 28, 2017

      Sorry to hear this. Wishing you a speedy recovery <3 xxx


    • Shelley Harrod

      Shelley Harrod

      Jul 5, 2017

      Wishing you the speediest of recoveries lovely Carlene. Thinking of you both and hope to see u soon. All our love and kisses sent down the motorway! Shell & Paul xxxxxxx

    • Anonymous


      Jul 2, 2017

      We hope Carlene recovers soon! Our best wishes for you both!!!


    • Chris Gaskell

      Chris Gaskell

      Jul 2, 2017

      Get better soon Carlene!! 99


    • Claire Stebbings

      Claire Stebbings

      Jun 30, 2017

      Hi Carlene, thinking of you. Xx


    • Sami Stebbings

      Sami Stebbings

      Jun 30, 2017

      All the best Carly-Warly. Thinking of you. X


    • Toni Lyons

      Toni Lyons

      Jun 30, 2017

      I hope that you make a speedy recovery my lovely. Not much but hopefully will help towards something xx


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