Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Sadie Cowdry raised £5,391.61 from 155 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 08/02/2019

0

%

£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

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    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.

    Updates

    16

    • Sadie Cowdry5 months ago
      Sadie Cowdry

      Sadie Cowdry

      5 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

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Sadie Cowdry6 months ago
      Sadie Cowdry

      Sadie Cowdry

      6 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!

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Sadie Cowdry7 months ago
      Sadie Cowdry

      Sadie Cowdry

      7 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.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    9 months ago

    Sadie Cowdry started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 1/3/2019 10.13

    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

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Sadie Cowdry

    Sadie Cowdry

    Swindon, UK

    Report this Page