9%
£8,705raised of £90,000 target by 160 supporters

Weʼre raising £90,000 to help fund my new legs!

Location
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Time left
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I was born prematurely at 28 weeks with my twin brother Tom, due to a condition called ‘Twin-to-twin Transfusion”.

I was born with blood clots on both my legs, leading to the amputation of my lower left leg. My right leg was left with no main artery, and circulation is limited. My foot is in a fixed position, and I have no muscle or soft tissue leaving my foot particularly painful just doing day-to-day activities. I have exhausted surgery having over 20 operations in Great Ormond Street Hospital on both legs.

A permanent solution would be Osseointergration. By removing the bone marrow and inserting a metal implant which stays permanently in the leg, Munjed Al Muderis developed the procedure creating a solution to many amputees who can’t get on with a typical prosthesis. See his link
http://bit.ly/2plLEPi

To have the surgery I will have to have my right leg amputated too. After surgery I will have to weight bear through both my legs and my right leg is not strong enough to hold my body weight evenly and enable recovery. It doesn’t just affect me physically but also mentally, I will be able to stand up in the shower for the first time, walk without any discomfort and fully enjoy more physical activities, will no longer have sores, neuromas, skin breakdown and overheating, cutting out numerous doctors and hospital visits - this will be life changing.

This surgery is only available in Australia and will cost £90,000. So I have created this just giving page to ask anyone who is willing to please donate and help me raise the money I need for this life changing operation, in turn raising awareness for the NHS to consider in the future. 10% of every donation will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

If you would like to support me in fundraising and creating awareness, please SHARE and spread the word! Donations will be hugely appreciated- I can’t express my appreciation enough for your support. Thank you.

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  • James Bertrand

    James Bertrand

    a month ago

    James Bertrand

    We're already 5% there guys! Thank you all for your support and keep sharing!

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  • James Bertrand

    James Bertrand

    a month ago

    James Bertrand

    I want to thank everyone so much for sharing, donating and all your kind words. The amount of money that has been raised in less than 24 hours is unbelievable! I'm so grateful to everyone who has donated and keep doing what you're doing by sharing and we will be able to make this dream come true!

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160

  • Laura Shotaj

    Laura Shotaj

    May 28, 2017

    Good luck James! X

    £10.00

  • D Heritage

    D Heritage

    May 28, 2017

    All the best buddy, see you soon

  • Peter Rigg

    Peter Rigg

    May 26, 2017

    Great post James.I wish you every success in your fundraising efforts and for your operation, as I know you will get there.Pete

    £100.00

  • Melissa Askew

    Melissa Askew

    May 19, 2017

    Good luck James! All the best, mel xx

    £20.00

  • Katherine Franey

    Katherine Franey

    May 17, 2017

    £20.00

  • moya flynn

    moya flynn

    May 15, 2017

    Hi James. We've never met but I've heard how great you are from Fred. Hope to meet you and Tom over the summer. Good luck with the fundraising, it looks like an amazing operation. Moya and Francis

    £100.00

  • SIMON MACKANESS

    SIMON MACKANESS

    May 15, 2017

    £10.00

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James Bertrand

James Bertrand

Buckingham, United Kingdom

I would welcome all the support you can give to help me raise money for my new legs and creating awareness for other amputees like me who don't know that this surgery exists.

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