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Kim Smith

Kim Smith is crowdfunding

£1,165raised of £15,000 target by 20 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to raise funds for a second private prosthetic hand and vital equipment needed for the rest of my life!

Milton Keynes, UK

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I’m fundraising second private prosthetic hand and raising money to buy much need vital equipment needed for the rest of my life, 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 2017 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:

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    • June Sands

      June Sands

      Jul 16, 2019

      Just watched your video about sepsis. Truly amazing that you want to help raise awareness. Well done. You are an inspiration to us all. Xx


    • Donna Holmes

      Donna Holmes

      Jun 15, 2019

      Good luck Kim x


    • Peter Friston

      Peter Friston

      Jun 13, 2019

      Here’s hoping you get your target Kim


    • Julia Trimmer

      Julia Trimmer

      Jun 13, 2019

      You continue to be an inspiration to me and so many others. You are amazing


    • vicki rosato

      vicki rosato

      Jun 3, 2019

      Really hope you get to your total soon good luck brave lady xxx

    • Anonymous


      May 31, 2019

      Read your story on the Open Bionics webpage - best of luck and keep pushing!

    • Graham Daniells

      Graham Daniells

      May 30, 2019

      Every little helps


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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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