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Weʼre raising £2,500 to send my mum on a much needed holiday

Cambridge, UK

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About my Mum

Heather Staniforth. She's the toughest person I know.

As a child she was diagnosed with Epilepsy. As a young adult she met, fell in love with and married my Dad who has been physically disabled since he was 18. When she decided to become a mother, she miscarried 3 times before falling pregnant with me. Giving birth, she had to have an emergency c-section and fell ill with pre-eclampsia. We both could have died in the process.

Recently, she found out she has the auto-immune disease Hashimoto Thyroiditis after being diagnosed with an under-active thyroid. It means her immune system attacks her own cells, thinking they are foreign to her body. This causes her daily pain. It is the same disease that recently took the life of her Mother, my Grandmother.

Despite all this, she still wakes up at 5am everyday to go to work. She is the sole provider for my dad and the dogs. My Dad was made redundant several years ago and, due to his disabilities, has struggled to find work since.

She is always putting everyone else before herself in spite of everything she's been through. Now, as an adult myself, I want to give something back to her.

Help me give my Mum the least she deserves.

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  • Emma Woodford4 days ago
    Emma Woodford

    Emma Woodford

    4 days ago

    Just wanted to say thank you to those of you who have taken the time to read my mum's story. This was just a spur of the moment idea. While the target is high, any amount towards a holiday for her would mean the world. Thanks again and have a great day (: Emma

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Emma Woodford

Emma Woodford

Cambridge, UK

Just a girl trying to give something to back to the woman her made and raised her.

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