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£5,565raised of £41,975 target by 93 supporters

Weʼre raising £41,975 to help get my brother Joseph a bebionic arm with powered elbow function, after his cancer amputation.

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Shetland, United Kingdom
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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

    5 days ago

    Gillian Williamson

    We'll be doing more bag packing this week in the Co-op, perfect time to get your big shop in for xmas ;)

    Tagged:

    • Marie Williamson
    • Joseph Williamson
    • J Curtis Williamson
    • Amanda Kenny
    • Laura Marshall
    • Mimie Williamson
    • Hazel Johnson
    • Louise Kearney
    • Anya Williamson
    • Sophie Williamson

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  • Gillian Williamson

    Gillian Williamson

    a month ago

    Gillian Williamson

    Thank you so much to those who donated on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday last week while we were bag packing in the Co-op. We all really enjoyed it, it was light-some and we felt we were giving something back to you :) We managed to raise £1915, so I've taken this figure of off the total here to reflect this, as its gone straight into the bank account reserved for Josie's Be-bionic arm (Be silly to donate it here to put it back there) Thank you xx ps. Peerie photo of Curtis, Chris, Hanna and Joseph hard at work ;P

    Update from the Page owner

    Tagged:

    • Marie Williamson
    • Joseph Williamson
    • J Curtis Williamson
    • Ryan Williamson
    • Mimie Williamson
    • Louise Kearney
    • Wilma Stewart
    • Anya Williamson
    • Diane Ward
    • Neil Whalsa Williamson

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  • Gillian Williamson

    Gillian Williamson

    a month ago

    Gillian Williamson

    Different kind of pumpkin decorations going on tonight lol all set for our bag packing in the Co-op Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 😄 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! oooooooo 👻👻👻 😨

    Update from the Page owner

    Tagged:

    • Joseph Williamson
    • Marie Williamson
    • Mimie Williamson
    • Ryan Williamson
    • J Curtis Williamson
    • Hazel Johnson
    • Wilma Stewart

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  • Hazel J xx

    Hazel J xx

    Dec 6, 2016

    Lots of good luck xxx

    £30.00

  • Maggie Thatcher

    Maggie Thatcher

    Dec 5, 2016

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 8, 2016

    £20.00

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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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