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Weʼre raising £14,000 to help my Mum cover medical and rehab costs for an urgent & essential surgery.

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My amazingly strong and resilient Mum, Alison, has coped for years with ongoing, debilitating health issues, enduring incredible levels of pain and discomfort, not allowing it to get her down. Earlier this year she sought a second opinion on a bursa she had on her hip which she had been ‘managing’ at her initial surgeon's insistence until it became too inflamed and unbearable, leaving her immobile and unable to sleep. Her second opinion surgeon immediately booked her in for surgery as the MRI’s revealed that her body was rejecting the second metal on metal replacement (all paid for without medical insurance) as the parts were grinding on one another, producing metal filings. The bone was also degenerating together with the metal. This was encapsulated in a tumour within her hip cavity that was feeding the matter into the massive, external, painful bursa. Luckily it had not yet become infected.

Although she kept her private medical insurer in the loop throughout the process, they left it until the night before surgery to tell her they would not be covering the operation or aftercare, even though they had covered costs up until this point. Her incredible friends and family rallied around her, ensuring that the operation went ahead.

However, she now needs help getting back on her feet, literally and figuratively! Being a very private and proud woman she would never ask for help, so I am doing so on her behalf.

To raise funds I will be completing a number of events this year - Ride London, Chantilly Triathlon and Hever Castle Triathlon. I completed the Lough Cutra Triathlon in May. Please support me and in turn support my Mum. Thank you xx

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  • Nicola Craxton22 days ago
    Nicola Craxton

    Nicola Craxton

    22 days ago

    RideLondon completed! Incredible experience, riding solo for 160km's in the wind and rain. Not sure I want to tackle it again...maybe next time I'll train for it hee hee, but so proud of my achievement. 6hrs41min including stops and rolling roadblocks at the end (hugely unpleasant for tired, lead-like legs). Thank you so much to everyone who is supporting me - it means so much! x

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    Nicola Craxton

    2 months ago

    Lough Cutra Tri in May...2nd in my age group :-)

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Page last updated on: 8/10/2018 9:08 AM

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  • Rachel Hogg

    Rachel Hogg

    Aug 10, 2018

    Good luck Nicola!

    £20.00

  • Michelle Clowes

    Michelle Clowes

    Jul 31, 2018

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Alison! Much love xx

    £10.00

  • Christine

    Christine

    Jul 31, 2018

    Your mom is the strongest and bravest person I know. Love her lots. You are doing a wonderful thing for her.

    £30.00

  • Sophia Adams

    Sophia Adams

    Jul 30, 2018

    Well done Nicola : )

    £15.00

  • Erna. And John xx

    Erna. And John xx

    Jul 30, 2018

    Well done Nicola ,love to Allison xx

    £20.00

  • WOUT DISPA

    WOUT DISPA

    Jul 29, 2018

    One can only admire what you are doing. And remember, when things get tough, KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

    £10.00

  • Robert Kaylor

    Robert Kaylor

    Jul 28, 2018

    Happy to support and best of luck.Ride well - when it hurts remember you are a sponsored rider now and we have demands!

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Nicola Craxton

Nicola Craxton

London, UK

Hi, I'm Nicola, eldest daughter of Alison, sister to Claire. My mum has always sacrificed everything for us, even in the face of huge adversity. She is amazing, strong & giving and I would like to try and give something back to her in her time of need.

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