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£1,775raised of £2,000 target by 51 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,775 to help Cate and her children, after her having emergency spinal cord surgery and now living with the awful effects of Cauda Equina Syndrome.

    Market Harborough, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 3rd November 2017

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    Following emergency spinal cord surgery and having to live with the effects of Cauda Equina Syndrome, which is essentially nerve compression and damage, causing partial paralysis and pain to the waist downwards. Some days are better than others but on bad days it can be so painful that I can only lay still and wait for the pain to go. Soon I will be transferred to Sheffield Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, where I will learn how to cope and manage with this condition. All I hope for is to get home to my babies and be the best Mum I can be for them all. Help is really needed for things like travel to and from the hospital for my babies to see me. Making my home comfortable and safe for my return to normal family life. Making a temporary bedroom downstairs so on days I can't manage the stairs, I can sleep downstairs safely.
    As a very proud and fiercly independent single Mum, it is very difficult for me to ask for your help, as many of you may already know! I was so independent before this happened to me and even as positive and determined a person as I am, the effects of this may mean that I am not able to fight this and I may be stuck with this, for life. I won't give up on being strong though! I aim to help others having difficulties in their lives, once I am feeling a bit tougher both physically and mentally!! Any help you can give would be totally amazing. xxx Love Cate xxx

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    • Cate Whitmore1 year ago
      Cate Whitmore

      Cate Whitmore

      1 year ago

      Latest news is that a wonderful local charity have offered to help financially, towards some of the modifications in my home, that don't fall under any grants at the moment. (This doesn't include my bathroom, as this will be a discussion with my local council). I really want to go home now and be able to be as independent as possible. If I can at least fix my kitchen, so that I can use my walking frame and perching stool, I'd feel like a better Mum. My kids need their Mum home!! So please can we have one final push? Please everyone share xxxx

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    • Cate Whitmore1 year ago
      Cate Whitmore

      Cate Whitmore

      1 year ago

      Hi my amazing supporters 💖....Today I mastered the art of WALKING..with crutches! Everything aches tonight, but I don't care, it is worth the pain to be able to say that I can WALK, even if it's just a few steps!! Enjoy this little video...P.S. I wish I was the Sugar Plum Fairy ☺️🎀🦄👸🏻💖

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    • Cate Whitmore1 year ago
      Cate Whitmore

      Cate Whitmore

      1 year ago

      WOW...thank you 🙏🏼 I am now at 83% of my target!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!!!! So I am almost walking....on the parallel bars and with crutches, (Physio following me with the wheelchair)....I will need to buy a wheelchair, once I'm home. I will also need to have a new front door, which will be low enough for me to get over with crutches/walking frame. I will be sleeping downstairs, until my legs, hips and spine are strong enough to manage the stairs, so I will have to buy a bed too....your amazing donations are helping towards this ❤️❤️❤️

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    Supporters

    51

    • Aoife Foirtcheirn Ceallach

      Aoife Foirtcheirn Ceallach

      Oct 13, 2017

      #cesawareness #warrior🦄

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 12, 2017

      hope you can get what you need x good luck

    • Katie Allen

      Katie Allen

      Oct 9, 2017

      Hey babe been following your journey.. wish you all the best xxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 6, 2017

      £10.00

    • Carol St Clair

      Carol St Clair

      Oct 4, 2017

      Sending you all my best wishes Cate x

      £10.00

    • Liz Clay

      Liz Clay

      Oct 4, 2017

      Big love xxx

      £30.00

    • Kathryn Fairbrother

      Kathryn Fairbrother

      Sep 30, 2017

      All the best Cate with a C! Only met you once (delivering Lou Lou's gift) but you are an inspiration - you exude positivity even in the most difficult of times x

      £10.00

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    Cate Whitmore

    Cate Whitmore

    Market Harborough, United Kingdom

    Sadly after an accident and emergency spinal surgery, I have lost the ability to walk without support, some days it is even too painful to try. The most sad part of this is missing my 4 babies. I still have a very long way to go before I can go home for good! xxx

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