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

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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 Cowdry13 days ago
    Sadie Cowdry

    Sadie Cowdry

    13 days ago

    AND TRIAL OF THE HERO ARM! I know it sounds silly but I didn't expect that! Please please help me get to the full amount so I can have an OpenBionics Heroarm that's perfect for me. Tell your family, friends Postman, anyone you think might be able to help. #gotanarmoff

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  • Sadie Cowdry15 days ago
    Sadie Cowdry

    Sadie Cowdry

    15 days ago

    Good news! We're actually up to £2,000! 20% there! I've had some offline donations that I've not been able to add. Thank you all for your support. Please continue sharing and encouraging further donations. I can't believe how much help I've received, you're all amazing. Much love xxx

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  • Sadie Cowdry18 days ago
    Sadie Cowdry

    Sadie Cowdry

    18 days ago

    Hi everyone! I've had my first consultation today and had the cast for my test socket made! Things are moving A LOT faster than I thought they would so I've doubled the target to the full amount. If you can help organise any sort of fundraising or spare a few pounds it really would mean the world. Much love xxx

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Page last updated on: 8/18/2018 4:53 PM

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68

  • Samantha Ruck

    Samantha Ruck

    Aug 18, 2018

    Good luck x hope this helps a bit

    £10.00

  • Amy Hill

    Amy Hill

    Aug 11, 2018

    All the best Sadie on your mission ☺😗 xxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 11, 2018

    Dear SadieSaw you in the link magazine and really wanted to help you. God bless

  • Steve & Jane

    Steve & Jane

    Aug 9, 2018

    A little xtra, as Howard would have said! Good luck with the fundraising - you deserve every support! xx

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 6, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 4, 2018

    £3.00

  • Sanja T

    Sanja T

    Aug 3, 2018

    Can't wait to see new arm! Good luck!

    £20.00

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