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£510raised of £2,000 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £510 to support Hope’s journey towards independence and improved health!

    Location
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 14th November 2017

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    To support Hope’s journey towards independence and improved health!

    This fund is to help towards the purchase of a lightweight wheelchair which will give Hope some of the independence she needs, 

    Hope jumped off the sofa at home aged 11 in 2012 and fractured her heel bone – this minor accident triggered a painful neurological condition – complex regional pain syndrome and left her in extreme pain and unable to walk for months. She seemingly made a good recovery but after only a few weeks back in school she contracted glandular fever and after months of being unwell with pain and extreme fatigue was diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome and chronic fatigue. In October 2014 Hope began to suffer with seizures and was eventually diagnosed with FND - Functional neurological disorder. FND is due to a problem with the functioning of the nervous system and thought to be the result of the brain’s inability to send and receive signals properly, rather than disease. Hope’s FND means she suffers with around 10 seizures a day.

    Due to the complex nature of Hope’s condition she travels down to London’s UCLH hospital every 4 months for rehabilitation therapy with a specialist team. There is no service in County Durham for young people with chronic fatigue as all provision has been cut so any specialised neuro- physiotherapy has to be accessed privately.

    She has been unable to attend school for the last 2 years and isn’t well enough yet to attend college beyond an hour a week but is a passionate photographer with big plans for the future.

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    • jennifer weatherill4 months ago
      jennifer weatherill

      jennifer weatherill

      4 months ago

      Thanks for keeping the donations coming. As the wheelchair costs £3000 this will all still go towards it.

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    • jennifer weatherill5 months ago
      jennifer weatherill

      jennifer weatherill

      5 months ago

      FANTASTIC NEWS! With all the amazing donations online, together with off line donations of over £300 and with a tremendous cheque from the charity "Claire's Smile" we've raised the total and Catherine is going to order Hopes wheelchair. Well done and thanks everyone. Can't wait to see how much difference it makes. 😀

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    • jennifer weatherill5 months ago
      jennifer weatherill

      jennifer weatherill

      5 months ago

      Wow everyone look at this great article in the paper about Hope. She's truly amazing. Hope I know you've had a tough week but you are a star x

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    26

    • Helen O'Leary

      Helen O'Leary

      Oct 14, 2017

      £50.00

    • Georgina Wilczek

      Georgina Wilczek

      Oct 1, 2017

      Happy to help! Good luck to Hope. xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 1, 2017

      For a courageous and beautiful young lady.

      £30.00

    • The Le Marquands

      The Le Marquands

      Sep 28, 2017

      Sending all our love from Guernsey - you are a true inspiration Hope xxx

      £50.00

    • Sarah Neave

      Sarah Neave

      Sep 27, 2017

      Glad to support a great family and especially Hope towards gaining independence which most people her age take for granted xx

      £20.00

    • Marie Hobbs

      Marie Hobbs

      Sep 25, 2017

      Great family! Lots of love Dan, Marie & Chloe xxx

      £10.00

    • Sam Ripley

      Sam Ripley

      Sep 24, 2017

      Good luck, hope you reach your target soon and the wheelchair allows you more freedom to achieve what you want to do! Xxx

      £20.00

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    jennifer weatherill

    jennifer weatherill

    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom

    Hopes mother provides pastoral care and support in my local school which makes such a difference to the children. Many parents won't know the challenges she faces daily as she is so positive and would never ask for any help herself although she and her family really deserve it.

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