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raised of £600 target by 308 supporters

    Weʼve raised £10,500 to Wilson's Disease Support Group, Ward 205 ARI Neurology and Woodend Neuro Rehabilitation Ward.

    Funded on Thursday, 11th November 2021

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    In 2019 I was diagnosed with Wilsons Disease. Its a genetic condition affecting 1 in 30,000. Wilsons Disease is whereby your body cannot process copper, if untreated it can be fatal.

    I presented with neurological symptoms, all my limbs and head shook constantly. Due to this I was unable to do daily tasks like shower, eat and even walk un-aided.

    Once I started the medication they told me I was likely to get worse before I got better, I did. I was away in ARI and Woodend for 5 months, I completely lost my ability to walk, talk and eat. I was so lucky with my medical team at the hospitals and my specialist Dr Gillett in London, they were able to source injections from America which got rid of the copper on my brain quicker.

    I had daily rehab and speech and language therapy and slowly learned how to walk, eat and speak again.

    I came home from hospital and continued to get better. I had a follow up appointment with my specialist this year and he couldn't believe the progress, he told me he has never seen someone make such a good recovery.

    I am trying to raise awareness of this condition as they say in smaller gene pools, like Shetland, it might be as few as 1 in 7000 with the condition.

    I am also wanting to raise money for the charity and the wards that I was in and received such good care.

    I would also like to publicly thank my family and friends that helped me through a horrible time.



    Laura Nicolson

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        Nov 4, 2021


      • Julie Johnson

        Julie Johnson

        Oct 18, 2021

        Well done, Laura. What a fantastic achievement X !


      • Christine and Michael Sinclair

        Christine and Michael Sinclair

        Oct 5, 2021

        Well done Laura. What a fabulous achievement.


      • Anonymous


        Sep 29, 2021


      • Linda & Arthur

        Linda & Arthur

        Sep 28, 2021

        What an achievement! Well done Laura!

      • Sandra Petrie

        Sandra Petrie

        Sep 28, 2021

      • Gillian Isbister

        Gillian Isbister

        Sep 27, 2021

        Some achievement - Well done you! X


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      Laura Nicolson

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      I am attempting to cycle all over Shetland over several weeks! I have already begun and have clocked up 55 miles so far. I will be posting on my personal Facebook page my planned cycles so if you would like to join me feel free, even if it's just for a mile.

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