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Emma Dolan-Horlock

Emma Dolan-Horlock is crowdfunding

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£36,655
raised of £35,000 target by 1221 supporters

Weʼre raising £35,000 to Help purchase a stretcher and to access specialist neuro rehab in London.

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My name is Emma, and im a horizontal! Not by choice of course.... let me explain.

Back in 2014 i suffered a nasty virus, that was worsened by severe immune suppression from contracting Lyme Disease several years before In america. The damage from the virus unfortunately devistated my Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and also left me with a life threatning condition called Addisons Disease.

I was diagnosed with Pandysautonomia, and for 6 years I’ve been bed bound with very little ability to leave my home. Your ANS controls your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature control etc... all the ‘autonomic’ functions. Sadly, when I sit up or try to stand, my ANS misfires and these functions just don’t respond accordingly.

For the first few years, I was able to manage a tilted wheelchair for moments of escape, but a worsening of my condition has meant this is now impossible, and the only time I ever leave my bed is to be taken to hospital via a stretcher... which got me thinking 🤔 why not just purchase a stretcher!

I miss the trees and outdoors so much. My door is literally 50ft away from a beautiful leafy park, that spans 2 miles in radius, and my dream is to be able to not miss another summer.

I’m also in a very difficult predicament. I have been waiting for inpatient rehab and physio for almost 3 years now, and my admission to the specialist unit should have been summer last year. Sadly, due to Covid-19, this has been postponed. I’m now told it will be another 16-18months, and sadly, due to multiple hospital admissions, I’ve deteriorated quite significantly. If I wait another 16months, rehab may not be achievable. Community physios have declined 3 referrals, despite consultants and GP’s stressing how vital this is both physically and neurologically. Because I am on the waiting list for specialist unit, and my conditions are not straightforward, they continue to be declined.

My Specialist, Proffessor Lobo at Barts, has alternitive private option, to ensure i stand the best chance of recovery, but theres several hundred miles between me and that help! I require 24hr care, so relocating is no easy task! but its my last hope now...

Funds raised will go towards ambulance transport, accomodation, clinic costs, and live-in care while im in London.

some of the funds raised will also got towards a stretcher to help get me outside.

Thank you so much for your support and help.

please follow my story on Twitter @JustMissEmma

#DiaryOfAHorizontalGirl

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    5 months ago

    To every single one of you who has donated, I wish with all my heart I had the strength to reply to you all individually. Your generosity and kindness has blown my mind, and I will be forever grateful. I’m going to keep this page open to give updates on progress, so you all know how vital your input has been to getting my symptoms stabilised and enabling neuro physio input to stop any further deconditioning. Thank you, every one. X

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Page last updated on: 8/1/2021 06.18

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1221

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 1, 2021

    Love to you and your doggo x

    £10.00

  • Nickie

    Nickie

    Jul 28, 2021

    Sending you loads of love & admiration 🥰❤️ xxxxx

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 23, 2021

    £20.00

  • Brooke Mickelson

    Brooke Mickelson

    Jul 22, 2021

    Best Wishes to you!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 9, 2021

    Keep your amazing spirits high. You are incredible!! xx

  • Elizabeth F

    Elizabeth F

    Jul 8, 2021

    Wishing you happy summer vibes and all the help you need. x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 7, 2021

    £10.00

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Emma Dolan-Horlock

Emma Dolan-Horlock

Liverpool

I’m 46 years young, and live horizontally from my bed... it’s a complicated story, but I’d be grateful if you took a quick look!

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