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

    Weʼve raised £5,391 to Help Sadie get a left.

    Swindon, UK
    Funded on Friday, 8th February 2019

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    Story

    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 Cowdry1 month ago
      Sadie Cowdry

      Sadie Cowdry

      1 month ago

      Hello everyone, Sorry it's been radio silence for a long time, things have been hectic! Back in August a lady contacted me to say her Husband works for Schuh and they have something called The Schuh Trust. I applied for a grant and just before Christmas received a cheque, this combined with the fundraising efforts meant the target had been met! I went to collect my Hero Arm 12/04/19 the next chapter of the #gotanarmoff story has begun. Ladies and gentlemen.... Meet Marla.

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    • Sadie Cowdry7 months ago
      Sadie Cowdry

      Sadie Cowdry

      7 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 Cowdry8 months ago
      Sadie Cowdry

      Sadie Cowdry

      8 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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    Page last updated on: 4/15/2019 20.09

    Supporters

    155

    • 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.

      £104.61

    • Sean

      Sean

      Jan 2, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 23, 2018

    • Keegan Lane

      Keegan Lane

      Dec 13, 2018

      £30.00

    • Alex Birt

      Alex Birt

      Nov 22, 2018

      £20.00

    • Paul Burbidge

      Paul Burbidge

      Nov 14, 2018

      I wish I could help more

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 14, 2018

      Love your style, Sadie. Good luck.

      £30.00

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