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£5,642raised of £45,000 target by 94 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,642 to Marion's VBT Surgery swimming is my life

    Croydon, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 30th March 2018

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    Marion's Story

    I am 12 years old and swimming is my life. I have been county champion, ISA national champion 2015, 2016 and despite a 68° curvature of my spine I have been finalist and medallist in the London Regional swimming championship 2017. At school I am a part of the Biathlon team (and won the swimming overall in the national school competition held in 2017). I am also a part of the cross-country team, and the athletic, and netball team. My dream started when I was 5 years old and I don’t want it to end but I have been diagnose with idiopathic scoliosis this condition gives me back pain and as a result I have had to discontinue a lot of my sporting activities but continues to swim 12-14 hours per week. The surgery in the United Kingdom involves fusing my back and that will limit my back mobility, and effectively ends my competitive swimming. I would like to go to Germany to have Vertebrate body tethering (VBT), a cost my parents cannot afford. I am asking you to please sponsor me so I can realise my dream.



    • Carolyn  Campbell-Cole9 months ago
      Carolyn  Campbell-Cole

      Carolyn Campbell-Cole

      9 months ago

      After 3 months post surgery, my baby has won GOLD at the county competition and fighting to get back to her best . I am so py

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    • Carolyn  Campbell-Cole10 months ago
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      Carolyn Campbell-Cole

      10 months ago

      After only 8 weeks post surgery Marion had her first swimming gala and did sub 30secs for 50 free! It’s like she never left, to see her swim again has no descriptive words. She is training again and I know in no time she will be back to her normal self and setting Pbs.

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    • Carolyn  Campbell-Cole11 months ago
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      Carolyn Campbell-Cole

      11 months ago
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      6 weeks post op back to normal and is has turned 13 year old today, is happy and life seems nort

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    • Linda and Malcolm

      Linda and Malcolm

      Mar 13, 2018

      Lovely to hear Marion is doing so well. Spoke to her mum Carolyn today who’s so very happy.


    • Berit Boyes

      Berit Boyes

      Jan 3, 2018

      I do hope all goes well for you and your little trooper!! Love Berit x


    • Anna Field

      Anna Field

      Dec 17, 2017

      Keep it going Marion! You are brilliant :-)Sophie and Anna xx

    • Alexandros


      Nov 22, 2017

      Best of luck Marion!


    • Anonymous


      Nov 21, 2017

      Very best of luck to Mac. I'm an NHS consultant and have looked into this: it is clearly the best treatment for Mac but won't be available on NHS for at least a year - too late for her. Please give!


    • Michael Phelps

      Michael Phelps

      Nov 19, 2017

      Good luck with the surgery.

    • Natalie Amosu

      Natalie Amosu

      Nov 19, 2017

      Good Luck Marion, Love Rae and Family 🙏🏾


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    Carolyn  Campbell-Cole

    Carolyn Campbell-Cole

    Croydon, United Kingdom

    Marion my 12 year old daughter was diagnose with idapathic Scoliosis and has a curvature of 68 degrees. She qualifies for a new treatment that is not done in this country but the cut off is 70 degrees so time is of the essence. Thank you for reading and your donations.

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