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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: 11/16/2018 4:05 PM

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187

  • Sam Bradford

    Sam Bradford

    Nov 16, 2018

    Tribes ‘mia workout’ I hope as a gym we can continue to help raise for this cause!

    £20.00

  • Kathy Massey

    Kathy Massey

    Nov 14, 2018

    Tribe Strength & Fitness ‘Mia Brown’ workout

    £20.00

  • Richard Topping

    Richard Topping

    Nov 14, 2018

    Good luck worthy cause 👍

    £20.00

  • Belle Cobby

    Belle Cobby

    Nov 13, 2018

    Wishing you all the very best Joanne x

    £20.00

  • Karen Clarke

    Karen Clarke

    Nov 13, 2018

    Tribe Strength & Fitness ‘Mia Brown’ workout

    £20.00

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    Nov 13, 2018

  • Owen Crothers

    Owen Crothers

    Nov 13, 2018

    £20.00

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