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£13,500raised of £90,000 target by 220 supporters

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

Location
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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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

    3 months 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

    3 months 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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3 months ago

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220

  • Jason Barrett

    Jason Barrett

    Jul 20, 2017

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 20, 2017

  • Rebecca Ford

    Rebecca Ford

    Jul 19, 2017

    Drama teacher from CCC , think you are amazing , what a journey you have had and what a lovely young man you are I wish you all the best and hope you raise all of the funds needed to change your life

    £10.00

  • Sarah and Pete, friends of Louise Flisher

    Sarah and Pete, friends of Louise Flisher

    Jul 19, 2017

    All the best James. Have spread the word!

    £10.00

  • Johanne Martin

    Johanne Martin

    Jul 19, 2017

    Good luck James.

    £10.00

  • Connor Aldridge

    Connor Aldridge

    Jul 19, 2017

    £30.00

  • Lucy Smith

    Lucy Smith

    Jul 19, 2017

    £20.00

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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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