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£335raised of £1,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £335 to help fund specialised treatment not available on the NHS to give Jen independence, mobility and a better quality of life.

    Ruislip, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th November 2017

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    Jen has a genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. One of the many symptoms of EDS is loose and unstable joints that dislocate easily. This means that on many occasions Jen has to rely on a walking stick, crutches or at its worst she is unable to walk. Jen has regular flair ups where she suffers multiple painful dislocations resulting in trips to hospital. Originally, we were fundraising to help purchase her an electric wheelchair for when her mobility was severely affected. However, she has recently been to a specialist unit where the physiotherapists know a lot more about the management of EDS. They have advised Jen to try other avenues as although a wheelchair would help her mobility, it will cause further deterioration to her muscle tone and make her permanently reliant on the chair. Therefore the money we raise is now going to help Jen in other ways. Based on the advice and guidance of the specialists she has seen, she will benefit from leg braces and sessions with specialised fitness trainers to increase her muscle tone which will in turn make her joints stronger. Unfortunately, these aren’t funded by the NHS which is where we come in!!!

    To give you an idea of the ways the money raised will help Jen, the leg braces cost in the region of £200 each (https://www.orthomen.co.uk/products/hip-abduction-brace). Sessions with a trainer specialised in working with EDS patients is £50 a session (http://www.thefibroguy.com/about-me/)

    Every penny raised is a step closer to getting Jen the help, support she needs to lead a more mobile and independent life.

    Jen is not one to ask for things and is so overwhelmed by everyones generosity. She asked me to add the following words;

    Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me. I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. I'm also so thankful to my friends for their fundraising efforts. Thanks to all of you I now have a chance at a healthier and happier life. The brace and training sessions will enable me to play with my children and give them the childhood they deserve. Which is especially important as their Daddy is often away with the military. Thank you x

    Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to read this. And an even bigger thank you to everyone who had donated.

    Jen has also said that any money left over after purchasing the braces and booking the fitness sessions will be donated to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

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    • Laura Bromwich10 months ago
      Laura Bromwich

      Laura Bromwich

      10 months ago

      A fundraising session was held at the toddler group Jen comes to and an amazing £227.37 was raised. Massive thank you to everyone who bought cake, made cake and ate cake!!!!

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    • Laura Bromwich10 months ago
      Laura Bromwich

      Laura Bromwich

      10 months ago

      Mel did a photo shoot at the toddler group Jen attends and donated a massive £50. Thank You Mel!

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    • Laura Bromwich1 year ago
      Laura Bromwich

      Laura Bromwich

      1 year ago

      Jen is such a humble person, and felt it hard asking for donations to get an electric wheelchair. So as her friend and 'patch wife' (military living joke) I've taken over the Just Giving page and want to get it out in the public domain as much as possible and try and keep the donations coming in. So far, the generosity of those who have already donated have got the total to £200!!!

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    Page last updated on: 9/27/2017 9:09 AM

    Supporters

    22

    • Sarah Smith

      Sarah Smith

      Sep 27, 2017

      Good luck lovey!! xx

      £10.00

    • Susan Chard

      Susan Chard

      Sep 10, 2017

      Great cause you're raising money for - well done

      £25.00

    • claire michie

      claire michie

      Sep 10, 2017

      Go Laura, you can do it xx

      £10.00

    • Simon Harrington

      Simon Harrington

      Sep 10, 2017

      Good luck Laura and the rest of your running team. Proud of you all. Who knows laura if you're good you could one day you could run a marathon! 😼Xx

      £20.00

    • j spare

      j spare

      Sep 10, 2017

      I am so proud of you Laura in your support of your friend Jen, I do hope you reach your goal xxxx

      £10.00

    • Donna seymour

      Donna seymour

      Sep 10, 2017

      Good luck Laura for all your runs xxx

      £10.00

    • Katie HOPES

      Katie HOPES

      Aug 21, 2017

      Money is super super tight, wish i could give so much more.I will share this page out with a few clients.Good luck for the future x

      £10.00

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    Laura Bromwich

    Laura Bromwich

    Ruislip, United Kingdom

    I've been friends with Jen for a while now and she is an amazing woman. She is never one to complain, always has a smile on her face and is always there to help others. This is one of the reasons myself and her other friends want to come together and help her in any way we can

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