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Fund a Bionic Hand for Sam
We are Shrewsbury Severnside Lions Scooter Club and in association with fellow scooterists from our friend Samantha Gibson’s club Telford Tigers we are trying to raise £11,000 to purchase a robotic hand for her.
This hand will help her through most of her day to day tasks. Picking up a cup of tea, feeding the dogs, cutting her food.
Previously Sam had become a qualified flower arranger. With the help of this Bionic hand she can finally put that qualification to use.
This hand will give her the independence and quality of life that she deserves.
We are planning as a group of friends to attempt to complete a 5 Nations ride on scooters covering 634 miles over 3 days (25th to 27th May). All donations to this cause will be appreciated.
Shrewsbury to Fishguard then ferry onto Rosslare. (130 Miles)
Rosslare to Belfast then ferry to Cairnryan. (210 Miles)
Cairnryan/Stranraer to Shrewsbury. (294 Miles)
On the 16th October 2010 Sam was cleaning up after her cat when she snapped the end of her middle finger. She was diagnosed with a mallet finger injury.
After a few weeks her finger did not look at the best and she was stuck with it rudely fixed in position. She had zero movement in the finger, even while going to physio.
In February 2011 Sam was seen by hand surgeon who diagnosed her with CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) and she had a course of nerve blocks done and more physio. After this there was still no movement what so ever. After a lot of discussion with surgeon Sam had her finger amputated on the 10th August 2011. Within a few weeks the other fingers became deformed.
Sam was then referred to pain team in Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London. She was given a Spinal Cord Stimulator in 2012 but this had to be removed due to a lead migration.
In August 2013 Sam went into day clinic to have a manipulation of the hand and nerve block under General anaesthetic but it all went wrong and she ended up having a punctured lung due to the nerve block. She had an emergency chest drain fitted while she was awake then had to go into intensive care.
In February 2014 her hand and wrist completely dropped and she ended up living in a cast just to keep it straight. The pain was just awful and she decided to go ahead with full amputation of her hand and wrist.
I knew the pain and phantom pain would be awful but the deformity was too much
So on the 25th November 2014 this surgery was done. Since then she has also had two more Spinal Cord Stimulator fitted to help with the pain.
“All I want is to be able to have a robotic hand so I can go back to work and help my husband.”
Sam owns and looks after 6 dogs and 2 cats. Walking and feeding them all can be a huge struggle but day in day out she carries on with it without complaining or feeling sorry for herself. She struggles with everyday tasks and often needs but would love her own independence.
Even through all this she still puts everyone and everything before herself and tries to carry on living a normal life.
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Jul 29, 2018
KEEP SMILING SAM AND BE HAPPY - BIG DAVE X
Jul 2, 2018
Jun 6, 2018
Good Luck Sam :)
Jun 1, 2018
Good luck with your fund-raising efforts.
Apr 24, 2018
Apr 14, 2018
Good luck Sam hope you achieve your target Lorraine & Martin SKSC x
Apr 12, 2018
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