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£880raised of £10,000 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £880 to Fund a hip resurfacing operation

    Funded on Saturday, 25th August 2018

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    I was born with left hip dysplasia & had 2 major operations as a child to help correct & hospitalised for a year. All was fine until I reached 50 & I was told I needed another operation. I have been in acute pain for over 12 months, trying to get a hip resurfacing operation on the NHS rather than a total hip replacement. I am now 51 and too young for a hip replacement which will mean I probably won't get full mobility back, I would have to avoid some sports with a higher risk of falling & in my mid sixties, I'd probably need another hip replacement & it gets harder to do each time. A hip resurfacing operation is perfect for someone of my age, who is active .
    It's a postcode lottery and my PCT won't fund a hip resurfacing at £13,100 as a hip replacement is cheaper but in my mind, butchers the hip - I am too young for that.
    I have always been 'sporty' which has been good for movement in the hip & up until 50, never had any problems. I have run 3 marathons, numerous ultra marathons, including the Marathon des Sables, Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and Centurion 100 mile South Downs Way. I have also completed 7 Ironman races, 3 marathon swims, cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats & completed numerous cycle sportives, including the Haute Route Pyrenees.
    Sport has kept me sane & it's part of who I am. If I have to have a hip replacement, I can only return to swimming. I know I am still lucky to have that as an option but I want to be able to run and cycle & a hip resurfacing operation will give me a new lease of life & allow that.
    So I am appealing to the running, swimming and cycling community to help me raise money to fund this privately - which is my only option. I have been through appeal processes & paying for the operation when the NHS is under such strain is the only option. I have £3,000 so if you can help donate towards the remaining £10,000 it will change my prognosis for the future.



    • Gail Edmans7 months ago
      Gail Edmans

      Gail Edmans

      7 months ago

      Thank you so much for your donations - most of which I’ve been able to thank via email but 2 very kind and generous donations are anonomous - thank you so much xx

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    • Mark Hobson

      Mark Hobson

      May 18, 2018

      Wishing you loads more adventures Gail x


    • Anonymous


      May 7, 2018


    • Sarah Carradine

      Sarah Carradine

      May 4, 2018

      How can you expect to crush my spirit with only one leg??


    • Melania


      May 1, 2018

      Are you selling any GG cookies for this :) Hope it doesn't take to long to get to the target :)


    • Helene & Cheryl

      Helene & Cheryl

      May 1, 2018

      Can't believe you're needing to raise funds for this, so short sighted. Fingers crossed for a successful outcome. xxx


    • Anonymous


      Apr 30, 2018


    • David  and Michele Powell

      David and Michele Powell

      Apr 30, 2018

      It’s terrible the NHS won’t fund you, when we know how important your sport is, how young you still are and that this op is more appropriate than a standard hip replacement. Hope you reach the target.


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