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£5,391raised of £10,000 target by 155 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help Sadie get a left.

Swindon, UK
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Heyyy I'm Sadie,
I was born without my left forearm and hand. I was about 3 years old and had a hook prosthetic with a pully system that went around my back and over my right shoulder which allowed the hook to open and close... Not the easiest way to make friends.
The hook could be changed for other "useful" attachments, there was a piece of metal with a rubber tip that was used for typing. It was awful and I refused to wear it.
Then came my bionic arm, it was heavy, the wire to the battery pack irritated me and it only had an open and close function which got stuck and was about as useful as a chocolate teapot. I swore off prosthetics at the age of 9.
Now twenty years later I've managed just fine without but have developed De Quervain's Syndrome in my wrist, it's chronic and agonising. I'm struggling with the most basic tasks. So I've decided I need a prosthetic. The NHS still doesn't offer much more than the things I had as a child. However Open Bionics has come up with the first medically approved 3D printed prosthetic. The Hero Arm! It really is amazing and being able to use my left without twisting awkwardly would be great, little things like being able to reach up from my sofa and turn the light on without having to stand up or carry two plates at a time imagine that?! But at £10,000 It's not within my budget. I started this page asking for £5,000. After having my first consultation the decision has been made to ask for the full amount as things are moving very fast and I have no idea how else to get the money. This target is ambitious and I don't expect to hit it but any help towards my goal would be incredible.

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  • Sadie Cowdry3 months ago
    Sadie Cowdry

    Sadie Cowdry

    3 months ago

    The official new total of all online and offline donations is £5,725! Thank you all so so much, the support and donations I've received from social media alone is incredible! As you can see from the messages, donations have come from all over the world. There hasn't yet been a word invented I could use to express my gratitude, sorry I don't time to thank everyone individually. This arm will be a life changed. Much love xx

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  • Sadie Cowdry4 months ago
    Sadie Cowdry

    Sadie Cowdry

    4 months ago

    Official total update: we're at £5,155. Huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Still a long way to go but I'm really hoping we can get there!

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  • Sadie Cowdry5 months ago
    Sadie Cowdry

    Sadie Cowdry

    5 months ago

    Official total update including offline donations 4,865! We're almost halfway! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated. Please keep sharing and give if you can.

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7 months ago

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  • Community Centre @ Christ Church.

    Community Centre @ Christ Church.

    Jan 3, 2019

    Carol Simmons told us about your story and we wanted to help so the volunteers raised money for you at our Afternoon tea session last month. Good luck in reaching your target.


  • Sean


    Jan 2, 2019

  • Anonymous


    Dec 23, 2018

  • Keegan Lane

    Keegan Lane

    Dec 13, 2018


  • Alex Birt

    Alex Birt

    Nov 22, 2018


  • Paul Burbidge

    Paul Burbidge

    Nov 14, 2018

    I wish I could help more


  • Anonymous


    Nov 14, 2018

    Love your style, Sadie. Good luck.


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