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£230raised of £3,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £230 to For tayside + raigmore hospital's and for Tia

    Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 22nd January 2017

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    Raigmore + Tayside Hospital’s
    Tia Crichton

    We as a family have decided to make an appeal to raise money for three very good causes close to our hearts.
    Firstly Tia is a fourteen year old teenager who was just your normal teenage child untill around 6 weeks ago she took ill and was admitted to raigmore hospital in inverness.She remained there for around three week’s before having to be transfered to Tayside hospital in dundee.
    It was at dundee they discovered she had a very rare condition called idiopathic intacranial hypertension.This is swelling on the brain which has caused her to have a shunt from her brain to her stomach to reduce the fluid on her brain. This has dramatically changed her life causing her to lose her sight in her right eye and now has very little sight from her left to the point of only seeing shadows and very bright colours The medical name for the condtion for her eyes is papilledema(swelling of the optic disc).She has also lost a great deal of movemeant down her right side which has also made her balance very poor to the extent she has to use a wheel chair and for very short walks she will use her crutches.All this damage has been done due to her condition idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
    Sadly that is not everything she has also lost her hearing in her right ear.mentally she has gone back to being a little girl and not the cheery teenage girl she once was doing the normal things girls her age do.
    Tia needs constant supervision from mostly from her mother and nana.She can not use stairs and sadly her bedroom is upstairs which she can not accsess anymore.The family are in the very long process of trying to get an extension built onto the back of the house for a bedroom that will be accessible and fit for purpose for all of Tia’s needs so she can have the best life possible with all her conditions part of the money rasied will go towards this.



    • Gordon Spence2 years ago
      Gordon Spence

      Gordon Spence

      2 years ago

      Tia seen her doctor from Dundee and had some test down and her right eye is completely gone the cells in it are dead she not seen out that eye again and what she can see out left is every little which is outline of a person and she can't see ppl faces its white to her. Tia and the family would like to thank inv48 for there donation. And the rest of ppl that donated. We are just getting over what the doctors said and Tia also got to still go for MRI to see how much damage the brain is so that be in January guys plz help Tia

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    • Gordon Spence2 years ago
      Gordon Spence

      Gordon Spence

      2 years ago

      Hi it's Tia mum and nana her we like to thank everyone that's donated to Tia and also help the two hospitals. Just wee update Tia right eye will not get better and only see a little bit out left eye. Tia needs some aids to help her with everyday life and we not asking to donate heaps but just if everyone donates a pound it will help plz share this post with ur friends and family thank u

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    • Gordon Spence2 years ago
      Gordon Spence

      Gordon Spence

      2 years ago

      We would like to emphasize the importance to us as a family where the money raised will be distributed out too.Just to reiterate the the total money raised will be split between the two hospital's to what they see fit i.e new beds,equipment,Even down to toys for the kids to be occupied with while they stay in hospital. As for Tia as said already in regards to Tia the money will partly going towards helping with an extension for a bed room as this is in the early stages it is impossible to put a price on this at the moment.More to follow....

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    2 years ago

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    • INV48


      Dec 7, 2016

      Hope this helps, best wishes to Tia and her family <3


    • Kay Dye

      Kay Dye

      Nov 18, 2016

      Thank u for person buying pram as it for the charity thanks a lot much appricated


    • marc sturrock

      marc sturrock

      Nov 6, 2016

      Hope this helps


    • Anonymous


      Oct 27, 2016


    • Jill Gow

      Jill Gow

      Oct 26, 2016

      I've never met Tia but I worked for her Gran who was very good to me ,lovely familly , wish you all the best xx


    • Anonymous


      Oct 25, 2016

      Hope this helps tia and hospital


    • Anonymous


      Oct 17, 2016

      I seen this post and my heart goes out to u Tia. U r so brave wee girl and remember stay strong and have faith xx I don't have a lot of money but I gave a Little xx


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    Gordon Spence

    Gordon Spence

    Nairn, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Tia was a healthy young girl and one morning she woke up in pain and took her to hospital and that's when Tia life changed she had Idiopathic intracranial hypertension and she lost her sight and now Tia has to learn how to do every day stuff again .

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