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Closed 01/11/2019

raised of £30,000 target by 227 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,277 to Fund surgery to straighten Mia’s spine due to a curve caused by Scolisos.

    Funded on Friday, 1st November 2019

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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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    • Colm Dougan

      Colm Dougan

      Feb 12, 2019

      Best wishes Mia


    • Clare Rimmer

      Clare Rimmer

      Feb 7, 2019

      Sponsorship funds from the Bracken’s. £1 a day for RED January. 🤗🤗


    • John Miller

      John Miller

      Feb 6, 2019

      Smoke free January challenge.31 days = £31 😁 #TeamMia


    • Rhoda Walker

      Rhoda Walker

      Feb 2, 2019


    • Martin Rimmer

      Martin Rimmer

      Feb 1, 2019

      Best wishes to Mia, Clare was determined to run all through January for you , stay strong, Martin


    • john nix

      john nix

      Jan 31, 2019

      Hope the fundraising and surgery go well. With friends like Clare Rimmer helping out you’ll get there in no time. Well done Clare!


    • Emma Canning

      Emma Canning

      Jan 31, 2019

      Well done Clare!! Great cause👌


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