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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: 1/12/2019 17.31

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218

  • ANN BUTLER

    ANN BUTLER

    Jan 12, 2019

    All the best of luck Mia x♥️

    £10.00

  • Emma Irwin

    Emma Irwin

    Jan 11, 2019

    This is for Jo & Claire and anyone else brave enough to tackle RED!! Proud of you eeeejits 🙌🙌

  • leanne Rooney

    leanne Rooney

    Jan 11, 2019

    £10.00

  • Chris Cairns

    Chris Cairns

    Jan 3, 2019

    In response to Clare Rimmer’s request

    £10.00

  • ian rawat

    ian rawat

    Jan 2, 2019

    Good luck! Saoirse Monica Jackson led me here.

    £50.00

  • Jim Maybard

    Jim Maybard

    Jan 1, 2019

    Sent on behalf of Clive Adlam.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 31, 2018

    All the best, Mia!

    £20.00

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