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£23,100raised of £15,000 target by 460 supporters

    Weʼve raised £23,100 to help towards specialist equipment to support Laura to regain her independence following life changing illness's.

    Widnes, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 14th September 2017

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    On Sunday the 5th February Laura was out with her family watching the Widnes Wild Ice hockey team ( 6 : 4 to the Wild! ) less than 12 hours later she was rushed to Whiston hospital in a critical condition. Laura was quickly diagnosed with Pneumococcal Septicaemia and was sedated while her body fought the infection. Thanks to the skills and dedication of the critical care team Laura survived, but, this was the start of a new and life changing chapter of her life.

    At 25 Laura was living a very full life, recently married, new home and employed as a graphic designer. In her spare time she enjoyed a number of hobbies including climbing and walking and also volunteered as a Cub Scout leader. Following a long time gaining accreditation Laura was due to be awarded the Duke of Edinburgh gold award and Queen's Scout award in the Spring.

    Laura now faces the challenge of regaining her independence as she adjusts to the life changing injuries caused by sepsis. To date Laura has undergone several major surgeries. Her fingers have been shortened, her left leg amputated below the knee and her right leg has been reconstructed, its function is uncertain at this stage.

    Laura's ambition is to regain her independence: to walk again, drive and return to work. In order to achieve this Laura will need a range of specialist equipment and adaptations to her home. Her needs will change as she progresses through a lengthy period of rehabilitation.

    We are fundraising not only to support Laura's personal requirements, but also to provide some funding for those charitable organisations, nominated by Laura, that will be providing the specialist equipment and therapy that she, and others like her, require in order to regain independence.

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    • Laura Lambert (Bennett)10 months ago
      Laura Lambert (Bennett)

      Laura Lambert (Bennett)

      10 months ago

      Update 9 Part 1: So just giving is coming to an end and quite fittingly this week I will be returning home for good. I will be returning for my physio once a week and will continue to work hard on my rehabilitation. Over the last few months I have lost my leg, fingers and a lot of nights sleep but I haven't lost the love and support of my family and my amazing husband. I even gained support from a whole new bunch of people and continue to be overwhelmed.

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    • Laura Lambert (Bennett)10 months ago
      Laura Lambert (Bennett)

      Laura Lambert (Bennett)

      10 months ago

      Update 9 Part 2: I would like to take this chance to thank my family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and strangers for their generosity, prayers and well wishes, they have gone a long way. One last thing I would like to ask is for you to continue to spread the awareness of sepsis and help save lives. Thank you. Love Laura x

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    • Laura Lambert (Bennett)10 months ago
      Laura Lambert (Bennett)

      Laura Lambert (Bennett)

      10 months ago

      Update 8 Part 1: So it's official, I have now spent more time in hospital this year than at home, 200 days to be exact. Granted some of those days were spent at home, but still that's a whole lot of days. It's been a while since I have posted so I thought you were all due an update. Things are finally starting to look up. Since the last update I have started walking outside, danced at my sister in laws wedding, been re invited to my DofE presentation in London and have been given a potential date for coming home.

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    Page last updated on: 9/14/2017 9:34 PM

    Supporters

    460

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 14, 2017

      Welcome home!Love from Sid and family.Xxx

      £30.00

    • Gillian O'Neill

      Gillian O'Neill

      Sep 14, 2017

      Hi Laura it's Gill amazing to see how much progress you are making so proud of you I said all along when I first met you on 3a what an amazing lady you are it was a pleasure to have met you good luck

      £10.00

    • Angela Houghton

      Angela Houghton

      Sep 11, 2017

      No one can imagine how this will change your life. Best wishes for the future

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2017

      Not long now until you are home xxx

    • Carl Noon

      Carl Noon

      Aug 26, 2017

      Money raised for the Widnes wild hockey club Snowden climb

      £120.00

    • Daniel Tolchard

      Daniel Tolchard

      Aug 25, 2017

      We was proud to see you at our wedding and was great to see you looking so well on the big day :). All our love, Danny and Wilson xx

      £100.00

    • Jim Strachan

      Jim Strachan

      Aug 25, 2017

      Best wishes Laura and Charles!

      £20.00

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    Laura Lambert (Bennett)

    Laura Lambert (Bennett)

    Widnes, United Kingdom

    Laura is recently married and employed as a graphic designer. In her spare time she enjoyed a number of hobbies including climbing and walking and also volunteered as a Cub Scout leader.

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