Weʼve raised £2,305 to Help Fiona Linton’s Family to raise funds for a second funeral due to this lockdown and to raise awareness about mitochondrial disease
- Dundee, Scotland
- Funded on Wednesday, 24th June 2020
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We are raising funds for a second funeral for Fiona Linton, a 55 year old women, who have sadly passed away on the 22nd of March. Due to this lockdown, family were unable to attend thr funeral and therefor the family have decided to have a second funeral once this lockdown is over.
Sadly, only her 3 daughters and 2 son in laws could attend the funeral. This is no way to send anyone off. A second funeral will allow the family the time to greive and to say goodbye.
Please read below for more info on Fiona.
For people who know Fiona, you would no doubt consider yourself lucky as she was an amazing mother, sister, aunt and friend. She has a wicked sense of humour and her love for music (esp ABBA and Elvis) was incredible.
From a young age, Fiona had already lost her sight and hearing. She met her then husband during their teens and they married at a young age. They went onto have 3 girls, and raised them well! Her daughters are her pride and joy, alongside her 2 son in laws and 4 grandchildren one of which is on the way - sadly Fiona never get to meet her youngest grandchild.
In 2012, Fiona took a couple of seizures and stayed in hospital for a few months. Tests were carried out and she was finally diagnosed with mitochondrial disease - a condition which can affect all organs functioning. This condition is incurable (see link below for info) but Fiona wouldn’t be letting that get her down, she was still smiling and laughing.. playing with her grandkids.. chatting up the men.. listening to ABBA (god help us all haha).
From then Fiona lost her ability to walk and had used a wheelchair and a stand aid, she would need assistance to eat her meals and to go out into the community.
In December 2019, Fiona had a “fall” resulting in a broken bone which meant a hospital admission. Since this “fall”, Fiona healths rapidly deteriorated and it had been a serious concern. Fiona has remained in hospital for most of the last 4 months.
On the 17th March, family received the dreaded news that because of this “fall” her Mito had taken over and she was dying. We were told she only had a few days to live.
Fiona was admitted to a palliative care ward but due to the restrictions put in place at nhs tayside, the family were unable to be with Fiona during her last few days. The family had to make the very difficult decision to take her home to allow Fiona to be with family when she passes and to be cared for by her family members. Fiona passed away on Mothers Day - 22nd March 2020.
We are raising money to help the family in need qnd to donate to research for her condition which sadly not a lot is known about.
If anyone can help or donate anything towards, the family would be forever grateful.
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Stephanie Kerr started crowdfunding
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May 18, 2020
Sorry for your loss - saw this request on Weeflea and want to contribute too.
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May 7, 2020
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May 7, 2020
Saw this on the weeflea blog. Moved to give.
May 7, 2020
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