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£1,985raised of £30,000 target by 73 supporters

Weʼre raising £30,000 to Fund surgery to straighten Mia’s spine due to a curve caused by Scolisos.

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Mia was diagnosed in 2016 with scolisios this causes the spine to twist and curve, if left untreated it will start to crush her internal organs. Despite wearing a back brace for 23 hours a day her spine has continued to rapidly curve. Mia finds life extremely restricting wearing the brace, she finds it difficult to, eat, sleep and sometimes breath. It causes her anxiety issues with her body image and low self esteem.

Without surgery Mia’s spine will continue to curve and any damage done to her organs will be irreversible.

The surgery Mia needs is called VBT (vertebral body tethering) and is currently unavailable in Northern Ireland. Mia has been offered the chance to have VBT in Turkey at an estimated cost of €32k, we have already met the surgeon who is keen to operate ASAP as VBT has to be done before Mia stops growing. So time is against us.

As soon as this target is met, Mia can undergo this life changing surgery. We cannot fund this alone and any donation received will help us in the struggle to raise these much needed funds.

Thank you for taking the time to read Mia’s story.

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Page last updated on: 8/11/2018 11:08 PM



  • David Lindsay

    David Lindsay

    Aug 11, 2018

    Good luck Mia .You are amazing !From The Lindsays

  • Mervyn Cardwell

    Mervyn Cardwell

    Aug 11, 2018

    Good luck Jo! Health and happiness to you and the family ! Xo


  • Wilson McAlister

    Wilson McAlister

    Aug 8, 2018

    Best wishes for a successful outcome.


  • Helen Orr

    Helen Orr

    Aug 6, 2018


  • Ashley Briggs

    Ashley Briggs

    Aug 5, 2018

    Every time your mum gets a PB at running il make a donation 🤞👍


  • Catherine Coffey

    Catherine Coffey

    Aug 3, 2018

    Good luck with the rest of the fundraising jo! Big hugs 🤗


  • Michelle Laverty

    Michelle Laverty

    Aug 3, 2018

    I hope you get the funding needed Joanne. X


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