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£10,255raised of £5,000 target by 237 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,255 to build a downstairs bedroom and en suite to give Deanna a better quality of life as she lives with incurable cancer.

    Location
    Crossgates, Fife United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 23rd June 2017

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    Hi, I'm Deanna. I'm 35 and live in Crossgates with my wonderful husband, Stephen.
    When I was 32 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly all of the surgery, chemo and radiotherapy didn't prevent it from spreading into my bones and my liver.
    The treatment I'm currently on can slow down the cancer but it is now incurable and, one day, hopefully a long time from now, I will die from my illness.
    The main side effects from my disease (so far) is that my hips, legs and spine have been very badly damaged and I have serious limitations with mobility. As our bedroom and bathroom are upstairs in our house, I often have to spend a lot of time 'trapped' and unable to come downstairs into the rest of our home.
    We are now trying to raise money to build an en suite and move our bedroom downstairs which will hugely improve my quality of life and mean I can do simple things, like showering or getting to the kitchen, unaided.
    We were referred to a social worker and to a occupational therapist to find out if we could get some financial assistance for the build. However, they would need to follow a very rigid set of plans which wouldn't allow enough space in the bedroom for a double bed and would force my husband and I to sleep in separate rooms in our house. We only got married last year and the thought of living as carer and patient rather than husband and wife was devastating.
    We, along with my entire health care team, have appealed this decision. We even paid an architect to submit new plans which would be ideal but we were knocked back immediately. Our rigid, bureaucratic council does not allow cases to be dealt with individually. It's a 'one fits all' system. Like it or leave it.
    We are hoping to raise enough funds to carry out the work ourselves. Every penny donated will be used to ensure our house is not only accessible for my needs but still feels like a family home that we can live in and enjoy for as long as possible.
    Thank you all so much.
    Deanna

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    • Deanna Wilson4 months ago
      Deanna Wilson

      Deanna Wilson

      4 months ago

      To all of those who've donated, thank you so so much. I can't tell you how much your generosity and support means to us. If like to mention Derek, Craig and Callum specifically. They have gone utterly above and beyond for us and it will never be forgotten. We have 19 days until the fundraising page closes. Please continue to share this amongst your friends and see if we can do the insane and get to double our original target! Lots of love to you all Deanna xx

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    Supporters

    237

    • Claire Cottrell

      Claire Cottrell

      Jun 23, 2017

      Money from the Stella & Dot draw. X

      £50.00

    • Nicola Chalmers

      Nicola Chalmers

      Jun 23, 2017

      I don't know you but you are one amazing brave lady! x

      £10.00

    • beryl crossan

      beryl crossan

      Jun 23, 2017

      good luck with your fund raising x

      £10.00

    • Sylvia kench

      Sylvia kench

      Jun 23, 2017

      £10.00

    • J Ritchie

      J Ritchie

      Jun 23, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2017

      xx

    • Brodie Briggs

      Brodie Briggs

      Jun 23, 2017

      I've been following your blogs. You seem such a strong amazing lady xx

      £10.00

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    Deanna Wilson

    Deanna Wilson

    Crossgates, Fife United Kingdom

    Hi, I'm Deanna. I'm 35 and live in Crossgates with my wonderful husband Stephen, our Dog Dexter and our cat, Cash. I have incurable, secondary breast cancer and I'm looking for some help to build a downstairs bedroom and en suite to make our home more comfortable and accessible

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