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£540raised of £10,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £540 to Help fund the treatment and care that Helen and Neil need.

    Location
    Redhill, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 4th December 2017

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    In 2011 Helen was diagnosed with a brain tumour and had surgery to have it removed. Unfortunately the operation was unsuccessful which resulted in brain damage and total blindness. Up until this point she had a managerial accounts career but has now been left unable to work in any capacity and needs round the clock care.

    Much of this care was taken on by her younger brother Neil. He himself has suffered from Chrones Disease for 26 years but in 2014 he required 3 major operations after which he was told his condition could no longer be treated surgically. His condition is therefore terminal as his bowel could block up at any time. This is further complicated by the discovery of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy which has also become terminal. Recent blood tests have shown that his body is shutting down and he is now receiving palliative care. He has been rushed to hospital many times this year with conditions including Septicemia, a bowel blockage and cases of Pneumonia. On each occasion he was not expected to survive but he is fighting hard, against all the odds, because he is terrified of leaving his sister in her condition as he feels she has no security.

    Depending on the amount of money raised they are looking at 2 options:

    Their main goal would be to go to Thailand where they have their only living family who, unfortunately, cannot make it over to the UK due to their own restrictions. Here Neil would receive state of the art medical care and be in a comfortable environment. As this kind of care is private, but considerably cheaper than the UK, Neil would be able to receive much more nursing and Helen would be able to stay with him and be cared for also. This kind of care would not be affordable in the UK! When the time comes Helen would have the support of the family. Neil feels that in the right environment, and with 24 hour care, he may be able to extend his life. He wishes to end his life with as much dignity as possible, with his sister by his side. His greatest fear is to die in hospital alone which is extremely likely to happen in this country. Neil is very grateful for the NHS but due to the financial crisis the NHS is unable to provide the care Neil so desperately needs.

    If they are unable to raise enough money to achieve the above goal then they would like to spend some quality time together, somewhere nice in Cornwall, near medical facilities, where they can make some special memories for Helen while Neil is still able to do so.

    Thank you for reading. Please share, getting this to as many people as possible will help reach target. Any amount of donation is fantastic, both Neil and Helen are extremely grateful for everyones time and understanding xxx

    Updates

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    • Jodi Marsh5 months ago
      Jodi Marsh

      Jodi Marsh

      5 months ago

      We are extremely grateful for everyone who had donated so far. Thank you so much 😊. Please continue to dig deep and share xxx

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    • Jodi Marsh5 months ago
      Jodi Marsh

      Jodi Marsh

      5 months ago

      Neil has been suffering with a virus which could have put him back in hospital. Luckily, so far, he had been able to remain at home and fingers crossed it stays that way. Please please dig deep everyone and help my lovely friends xx

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    • Jodi Marsh5 months ago
      Jodi Marsh

      Jodi Marsh

      5 months ago

      We are getting there. Please keep supporting in anyway you can xx

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    Supporters

    20

    • Debbie Harris

      Debbie Harris

      Sep 28, 2017

      Well done Jodie x sending lots of love to you all x

      £10.00

    • carly hll

      carly hll

      Sep 24, 2017

      I love you both so much.I really hope we can get to your target and get you the help and support you need abroad.Hang on in their.Xx

      £30.00

    • Liza Pinder

      Liza Pinder

      Sep 20, 2017

      Hope you manage to raise sufficient funds for your friends' treatment x

      £10.00

    • Deborah Robertson

      Deborah Robertson

      Sep 19, 2017

      Sending lots of love to you Neil & Helen. Hope you raise enough money. See you soon - Deb xxx

      £100.00

    • Claudia Newland

      Claudia Newland

      Sep 19, 2017

      Big Big love to you Neil and thanks for all your help to make this happen Jodi xxx

      £20.00

    • James Hulme

      James Hulme

      Sep 19, 2017

      Hey Jodi Thank you for taking the time to raise money for Neil and Helen. They're both amazing people and I really hope they can make it to Thailand.

      £10.00

    • Michele Skelly

      Michele Skelly

      Sep 18, 2017

      Neil, I have known you for nearly 30 years. I love you so much and it just breaks my heart to see you like this X I will pray for you both, love you both x

      £40.00

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    Jodi Marsh

    Jodi Marsh

    Redhill, United Kingdom

    I have known Helen and Neil for years and it is absolutely heartbreaking seeing them both struggle and suffer. They have been through some horrendous times and it saddens me to think of Neil losing his life and leaving Helen without her companion. I just wish I could help more.

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