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Weʼre raising £25,000 to raise funds for vital equipment and a second private prosthetic hand

Milton Keynes, UK
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Im raising money to buy much need vital equipment and a second private prosethetic hand the fundraising we‘ve done so far has enabaled me to buy my first bionic hand and its truly amazing! I became unwell whilst in Spain, on the 29th November i was admitted to hospital and put straight into an induced coma

I spent 9 weeks in total in a coma, 6 in Spain and then 3 back in the UK, i was woken to be told all 4 limbs needed to be removed to save my life, i had already seen they were black and knew so told them yes just get them off, im so very grateful to the NHS for saving my life

can you imagine how frustrating it is when youve always been very hard working and independant, well without hands i am reliant on others with help to do everything, so i need hands desperately, im wanting private ones as they have far more function than the NHS so i will be able to do so much more

i used to be a hairdresser so not being able to do my hair like i used to is very frustrating, i often break down and cry because of my hair, but loosing my limbs hasnt really bothered me, i just get on with life, you only have one life i intend to live it not mope around, i cant wait to be able to cook again and do lots of other things we take for granted with hands !

i appreciate every single penny that has been donated so far which has enabled me to buy my very first hero arm, you can follow my progress and see my arm here: https://m.facebook.com/Kims-Chance-1506708116112720/

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 13, 2019

      Here's hoping you can dust off those cookery books soon. Love Mark and Debs

      £500.00

    • Julie Royal

      Julie Royal

      Dec 17, 2018

      What a true inspration you are i lost my mum to sepsis in 2016 instead of sending christmas cards i would like to donate to you good luck in your journey xx

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 14, 2018

      Happy Christmas to you and your family Kim, and may you soon receive your second Hero Arm.

    • Elaine Stebbings

      Elaine Stebbings

      Nov 29, 2018

      Dear KimI hope my small contribution will help get you equipment you need.I am Christine's friend. We met and spoke a few times on the phone. I was so sorry to hear this happened to you. God Bless

      £30.00

    • Andrew Smith

      Andrew Smith

      Nov 26, 2018

      My name is Andy Smith.My daughter is currently very ill with sepsis.i havent left her bed for 3 weeks.I understand.Xxxx❤️

      £20.00

    • Kim Willis

      Kim Willis

      Oct 21, 2018

      You are incredible! So proud of you - here's to a second Hero Arm for a hero! xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 21, 2018

      £100.00

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    Kim Smith

    Kim Smith

    Milton Keynes, UK

    I’m a quadruple amputee because of Sepsis please be aware of Sepsis symptoms so this doesn’t happen to you or a loved one or worse you could die because once an infection turns to Sepsis you need medication attention rapidly as your life is in danger !

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