Weʼre raising £2,000 to take my son to see his grandmother who he hasn’t seen for 2.5years and who fell ill over a year ago leaving her bed bound ever since.
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I broke my leg around 13 years ago and required all muscle from the leg down to be cut open due to compartment syndrome. Since then I recovered and had a son who is now 8. 6 months after he was born, I moved to Finland to support his mother and aid her in achieving her dream of obtaining a degree. Upon gaining her degree, we seperated. I have been suffering from CRPS for nearly 3 years due to complications arisen in my leg and have been unable to work since. I underwent surgery just after the seperation. I haven‘t been able to take my son back to see his grandparents because of financial constraints, healthcare issues and dealing with a lengthy custody battle. My parents have been unable to see they’re only grandson any other way than skype or whats app and its even got to the point, where my son misses them so much that he doesn’t want to want to video chat with them because it upsets him so much realising he can’t kiss them or hug them.
In addition to this, my mother fell ill, on christmas eve 2016 and was hospitalised for nearly 6 months. Since then, she has been bed bound at home and unable to leave the house, let alone travel. I really want to take him to see her before its too late.
I have done almost everything possible to get him back home to see his family and this is my last resort. A resort that I wish I didnt have to take.
I live in a remote part of Finland and have been dependent upon crutches for over 2 years now. I’ve been unable to run, ride a bike and kick a ball with my son. I’ve been limited a lot with my capabilities but will do whatever i have to, to ensure he is happy. even if it means, that I have to swallow my pride.
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