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£5,625raised of £38,884 target by 95 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,625 to get my brother Joseph a bebionic arm with powered elbow function, after his cancer amputation.

    Location
    Shetland, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017

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    Hello,

    I was just hoping people might be able to help my brother Joseph (25) to get a bebionic arm with a power function elbow.

    Joseph has had a colourful life; he got encephalitis when he was 7 years old and subsequent white matter brain damage due to this, resulting in epileptic and behavioural issues until his 20's. 

    Things started looking up, his brain damage healed, Joseph became calmer, his seizures became less erratic, then he got cancer in his wrist. 

    The cancer was extremly rare and inoperable, known not to respond to chemotherapy or radiotherapy and was on the brink of spreading. The only option was an amputation of his arm a few inches above the elbow.

    Joseph is resilient though, sewing his own buttons back on, one-handed, just months later, stunning the nurses at his problem solving skills and quick learning, and still beating everyone at pool.

    In order to operate the bebionic hand, Joseph will need to undergo (and pay for) occupational therapy at a clinic in London. A small fee also gets taken off the total by Just Giving (5%) when the page closes. 

    The arm costs an estimated 41k, the therapy sessions costs £800 for 5 sessions and the just giving fee would come in at £2090, so i have set the goal to reflect this.

    We are planning to do events aswell and will keep you posted on these in the comments below :)

    Here’s a website link for the hand. If you want to see it in action, there's YouTube video links there as well.

    http://bebionic.com

    I feel like it’s a big ask, but then I remind myself: I see causes here, Facebook, on TV, collection boxes, etc. the whole time for CancerResearch, how to prevent it, how to bring awareness, but not so many for the survivors, and I hear very little about the amputees.

    This would have a real impact, quickly, if he got it. Simple things that get overlooked, like hanging up his washing, will become easy again.

    If you can spare anything, it would make his day 😊

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    • Gillian Williamson

      Gillian Williamson

      3 months ago

      Gillian Williamson

      https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/gillian-williamson-1 Is the new crowdfunding page :) if you copy and paste it into your browser it should work, it should be activated in the next few days ^^ Thank you xx

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    • Gillian Williamson

      Gillian Williamson

      3 months ago

      Gillian Williamson

      Thank you for all the donations and shares, your support has been amazing and you've all been so kind. We've raised nearly 11k so far which leaves 30k-ish I'm not 100% sure how this works but i'm going to set up a new page as this one runs out today (when its for an individual it only lasts 4 months); i'll post a link to the new page on facebook and hopefully here once it has been created :) Thank you again, every penny is a step closer to more independence for Joseph, hopefully it wont be long :) oh! and Happy New Year! ;D xxx

      Tagged:

      • Joseph Williamson
      • Marie Williamson
      • Mimie Williamson
      • Anya Williamson
      • Neil Whalsa Williamson
      • Diane Ward
      • Hazel Johnson
      • Ryan Williamson
      • J Curtis Williamson

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    • Gillian Williamson

      Gillian Williamson

      3 months ago

      Gillian Williamson

      Thank you to all who donated at our bag packing last Monday :D Unfortunately we were all a little under the weather and had to cancel the last two days we had planned (didno want to smitt you) but we still raised £512 on the Monday which is amazing! it puts us at just under £11k in total! THANK YOU! xxx Just a note; this page will close on the 7th of January. I'm hoping to make another with the same web-link and we will keep you posted on the events etc we plan in 2017. But for now, Merry Xmas! hope you hae a super festive! xx

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      • Marie Williamson
      • Joseph Williamson
      • J Curtis Williamson
      • Ryan Williamson
      • Mimie Williamson
      • Hazel Johnson
      • Anya Williamson
      • Diane Ward

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    • Gillian Williamson

      Gillian Williamson

      3 months ago

      Gillian Williamson

      The donation tubs from around Shetland just tipped us up to over £10,000 ! Thank you everyone! Only £33k to go ;)

      Tagged:

      • Joseph Williamson
      • Marie Williamson
      • Mimie Williamson
      • Hazel Johnson
      • Anya Williamson
      • J Curtis Williamson
      • Ryan Williamson
      • Irvine Watt
      • Diane Ward
      • Neil Whalsa Williamson

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    7 months ago

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 13, 2016

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 13, 2016

      £10.00

    • Hazel J xx

      Hazel J xx

      Dec 6, 2016

      Lots of good luck xxx

      £30.00

    About the fundraiser
    Gillian Williamson

    Gillian Williamson

    Shetland, United Kingdom

    Anything you could spare, will go towards Joseph's new arm 😊 This page closes 03/01/17. You dont need Facebook to donate, just a card for payment & email address for receipt. There is a link to contact me below if you want to send a cheque etc. Thank you x

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