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Joanne Cranham

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Weʼre raising £4,000 to Help to raise funds towards a lightweight active wheelchair for our beautiful friend Clare!

Clitheroe, Lancashire.
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Clare's story.

Clare has worked for the NHS for the past 14 years and is now an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in an Emergency Department.

On the 14th September 2021 she underwent a left below knee amputation (LBKA). It is a long and complicated story but we will keep it short.

Clare has been in pain for the last three years after being involved in a severe road traffic accident three years ago, she sustained injuries to her groin and left ankle. The pain in her ankle got worse with time limiting her mobility and affecting her quality of life. She was diagnosed with late stages of avascular necrosis of the talus bone in her ankle as a result of the severe damage caused by the accident. Over the past 3 years Clare has seen multiple specialists for their opinions and had 2 surgeries prior to the amputation.

Last year she along with her consultant decided to have the lower left leg amputated, while waiting for the surgery she completed her Masters Degree in Advanced Practice at Huddersfield University.

There are expenses which come with living life as an amputee, simple things like wheelchairs help her on a daily basis.

A robust wheelchair suitable for a young and active person which is lightweight, good quality and folds easily would help Clare to remain independent and able to go out in her car alone without requiring help, they cost in excess of £1500.

For the past 3 years Clare has loaned an electric wheelchair which has greatly helped her get out of the house to meet friends, simply nip to the shops and prevent her from being stuck inside her house, mentally this has been a life saver! To have one of her own would be amazing so she can always have the independence she longs to keep forever.

Advanced prosthetic legs which are not provided by the NHS would also be something Clare would like to have as her dreams are to be able to run again, Thai box as before and hike with her family and dog Bruce. Advanced prosthetics are very costly.

In 3 weeks time Clare will receive her 1st NHS prosthetic limb and begin learning to walk again.

“Having this amputation was not a choice made lightly, who would wish for an amputation, surgeons do not just cut off limbs because you want them too, I underwent numerous tests, x-rays, scans, surgeries, orthotics, psychiatric tests and therapy before amputation was considered.

I remain positive, my eye is on the future, a challenging journey I know, but the outcome is running, hiking, boxing, working full duties in the A&E. Please donate what you can, a small amount would help make a huge difference towards reaching the target.

Much love, Clare x

PS. Never underestimate the gift of walking!!!

edited unable to delete…. Following a motorbike accident Clare suffered with Avascular Necrosis of her ankle and for a long while she lived with chronic pain, swelling etc she has since had a below knee amputstion and is the most positive and inspiring girl youll ever meet! she has borrowed an electric wheel chair

and this gives her independence and freedom but would love to have her own so please lets see if we can raise enough to help her get her own ser of hot wheels so she can continue to thrive 🥰

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  • Joanne Cranham2 months ago
    Joanne Cranham

    Joanne Cranham

    2 months ago

    I am totally overwhelmed by all the kind donations, it means so so much. An electric wheelchair will help me hugely for days when Sid has been under too much strain from working too hard 😂😂. I have been looking at prosthetic blades which is what the rest of the money will be used for. I cannot thank you all enough, thank you, thank you, thank you 😁😁😁

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  • Joanne Cranham3 months ago
    Joanne Cranham

    Joanne Cranham

    3 months ago

    I am truly overwhelmed by all the kind donations, I cannot thank you all enough, I am so so so thankful. Clare xxxx

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  • Joanne Cranham3 months ago
    Joanne Cranham

    Joanne Cranham

    3 months ago

    WOW , just WOW, I cannot believe how many kind and generous people have donated. The target has been amended to help put funds towards a prosthetic running blade. I cannot thank everyone enough, it really means more than you will ever know. I cant wait to thank you all whilst running past you xxx

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/2/2021 16.15

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126

  • Ma. Liza Fajardo

    Ma. Liza Fajardo

    Dec 2, 2021

    Stay strong. You are a source of encouragement. Keep going dear and take care ❤️

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 16, 2021

    Good luck Clare xx

    £10.00

  • Ross proudfoot

    Ross proudfoot

    Nov 16, 2021

    £20.00

  • Frances rush

    Frances rush

    Nov 15, 2021

    Hi Claire I'm helen metcalfe sister she's told me how amazing you are I so hope you get everything you need to make life pain free and you can enjoy the things you love hugs x

    £20.00

  • Clare and James

    Clare and James

    Nov 14, 2021

    Good luck!, xx

    £30.00

  • Denise Cranham

    Denise Cranham

    Nov 14, 2021

    Well done and keep up the great work!

    £50.00

  • Overton

    Overton

    Nov 14, 2021

    You will achieve everything you still want to Clare as you are one amazing woman, mother & wife.

    £40.00

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Joanne Cranham

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Clitheroe, Lancashire.

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