Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Gemma Donaldson raised £1,270 from 99 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 03/02/2017

0

%

£1,270raised of £1,250 target by 99 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,270 to help fund treatment from a Lyme Specialist.

    Bedford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 3rd February 2017

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Story

    As many of you close to me will know, I began to feel really unwell at the end of October. This resulted in me going home and back and forth to uni, making me miss around 4/5 weeks of lectures and important stuff in total! Unfortunately I have been messed around by doctors, walk ins and a&e so much that I have still not been able to recover over this Christmas break, which I thought I would be able to. It is much to my utter disappointment and sadness to inform everyone that it has come to the conclusion that I have Lyme disease. If this had been treated properly to begin with I would have most likely made a quicker and full recovery. Unfortunately what I now need to do from advice from other people going through the same thing and charities, is make appointments with a specialist, whom are rare to find, and unfortunately none of which are available through the NHS. Unfortunately as these are private and rare it makes them very expensive, even just for first consultations. The NHS alone and general GP's are not trained enough in this field and are sadly very naive to the condition and think it will get better with a couple of weeks of antibiotics on its own, which is wrong. I have spoken to many sufferers and people with the same problems on the Facebook page and they have all had such sad stories to share. I do not want this to get in the way of my studies and life, but clearly it already has done. I am now at the point where I can't let this get any worse as I don't want to end up in the same situation as the many people I've spoken to. I understand this is hard for anyone to get their head round as I didn't understand it myself to begin with, and people do not understand the severity of the condition if not treated properly and quickly. I ask politely, but not forcefully, if you are able to donate to my page, as I cannot afford to see specialists with my own funding alone. I would be eternally grateful of any support given to me at this point.

    Updates

    2

    • Gemma Donaldson2 years ago
      Gemma Donaldson

      Gemma Donaldson

      2 years ago

      Thank you so much for everyone who has donated so far, really nice to have the support!! Eternally grateful xx

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Gemma Donaldson2 years ago
      Gemma Donaldson

      Gemma Donaldson

      2 years ago

      Just want to say thanks so much for the support so far!!! Just to give you an idea of costs etc. The Hemel Hempstead clinic costs around £220 for first consultation, then they require you to have their own blood tests before treatment which costs between £1,500-2,000!! Then a follow up appointment of around £100 for suggestion of treatment etc.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    2 years ago

    Gemma Donaldson started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 2/3/2017 4:53 PM

    Supporters

    99

    • Tommy Morgan

      Tommy Morgan

      Feb 3, 2017

      Just for you gemdonz ❤

    • Luke Whitesmith

      Luke Whitesmith

      Feb 2, 2017

      £17.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 2, 2017

    • Emily Wood

      Emily Wood

      Feb 2, 2017

      Lots of love Xxx

      £10.00

    • will Calvin

      will Calvin

      Jan 31, 2017

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 31, 2017

      Hope this helps!

      £20.00

    • Sophia Bunn

      Sophia Bunn

      Jan 30, 2017

      £10.00

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Gemma Donaldson

    Gemma Donaldson

    Bedford, United Kingdom

    Report this Page