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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Send Jo to the Neurologic Relief Centre in the USA so she can get well and start living life again

Eastbourne, UK

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Why Does Jo need to go to Arkansas, USA?

Jo has been steadily getting worse over the last five years. It started with a couple of minor accidents that she just never got better from. Now she is house-bound and often bed-bound. I am writing this as a good friend, who has seen Jo at her best and at her worst. Her best is not good. If she makes an effort to do anything (that involves leaving the house), she pays for it with days in bed afterwards. She is in constant pain and can hardly walk. When she’s well enough to get out of bed, she ensures she has her heat pad on her back, comfy clothes on that won’t cause her added pain to her body and a place where she can rest her head.

She doesn’t moan. But you can see so clearly that life is not what it should be for her. It’s simple things we all take for granted that she misses. She would love to be the one to take her children to school every day. She would love to be able to pop to the shop for milk. She would love to cook her family a meal.

Fibromyalgia is the diagnosis the doctors have given. You can read about what it is like here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms/

Or here: http://www.fmauk.org/2-uncategorised/52-what-is-fibromyalgia

There is a clinic in the States that helps people with neurological disorders. Jo has thoroughly researched the effectiveness of their treatment and it works. There is an extremely high success rate that goes far beyond placebo results. It is the only known clinic in the western world that treats fibromyalgia successfully. Britain’s NHS just doesn’t know enough about the condition and hasn’t the money to be setting up similar clinics in the UK any time soon. This clinic is Jo’s only hope - she has tried everything that the NHS has to offer without success. We are trying to raise the funds to send her to the Neurologic Relief Centre in Arkansas. You can read about the clinic here: https://www.facebook.com/TheNeurologicReliefCenter/

If you would like to, please donate. Any amount will help and will have an impact not just for Jo, but for her children, husband, family and friends who hate seeing her suffer without a visible end.

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  • Eleanor White1 month ago
    Eleanor White

    Eleanor White

    1 month ago

    Hi everyone! We are doing really well so far... we have raised over £6000 in total towards our target. Your donations to Just Giving have really helped. Thank you so much for your generosity. We still have some more fundraising ideas and events to come so keep following the story. Soon we will be able to tell you how Jo is getting on at the clinic and what a difference your donations have made.

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  • Eleanor White9 months ago
    Eleanor White

    Eleanor White

    9 months ago

    Thank you so much for your donations so far... we have a very long way to go though and are planning to hold lots of fundraising events. If you haven’t already, please ‘like’ our Facebook page for info on events: https://www.facebook.com/sendjotousa/

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Page last updated on: 11/28/2018 9:54 PM

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  • Anna Turtle

    Anna Turtle

    Nov 28, 2018

    Best of luck, Jo. Hope you get there soon and it helps you.

    £20.00

  • Lisa Ellis

    Lisa Ellis

    Oct 5, 2018

    H2Only

    £10.00

  • Jessica Prescott

    Jessica Prescott

    Oct 2, 2018

    Well done guys, great job! Xxx

    £10.00

  • Lucy

    Lucy

    Oct 2, 2018

    Keep goin girl 💪🏻👊🏻 Xx

    £20.00

  • Daniella Rodrigues

    Daniella Rodrigues

    Sep 29, 2018

    H2Only

    £13.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 29, 2018

    £100.00

  • Kate Staunton

    Kate Staunton

    Sep 28, 2018

    You did it!! 💕🙏

    £10.00

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Eleanor White

Eleanor White

Eastbourne, UK

Hello. I'm a forty-something wife and mum of two who teaches part time and fills the rest of her time with a lot of stuff. Life is busy and my health is crucial to enable me to live it. My friend Jo doesn't have that privilege and it makes me so grateful that I do.

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