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    Weʼve raised £8,768 to convert Laurie's house so that we can bring her home to her children as soon as possible. We will be running the Potters Arf.

    Stoke-on-Trent, UK
    Funded on Friday, 10th August 2018

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    Laurie was diagnosed with a second brain tumour in May 2017. Surgeons operated to remove it in June 2017 but, sadly, the operation did not go to plan and Laurie was left effectively paralysed from the neck down.

    In February this year, we were told that the consultants do not expect Laurie to make any further progress. Obviously, this devastating news has left us all shell shocked but we are determined for Laurie to have the best quality of life possible, and that means we need to get her home.

    We need to raise funds to build Laurie a ground floor wet room. We also need to widen the door openings and purchase a standing hoist (this hoist alone will cost around £10,000).

    You're probably wondering why we don't apply for an NHS grant to fund this work, as Laurie would undoubtedly qualify. However, it can take up to 3 years for these grants even to be given the go ahead, and being in hospital is having a severe, negative impact on her mental well being. We would like to raise the money ourselves, then we intend to do our own DIY SOS and get her home as soon as possible.

    Thank you for reading #LauriesStory
    I hope you will feel compelled to donate what you can and to share #LauriesStory in order to raise further awareness.

    Thank You
    Heidi (Laurie's Sister)



    • Heidi Goodwin11 months ago
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      11 months ago

      Totally blown away by the generosity and compassion of all who have donated x Thank you 🌈❤️

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    • Amy


      Aug 10, 2018

      Hope you get home soon sorry I couldn't of donated more but I hope it helps x


    • Chris Whitlow

      Chris Whitlow

      Aug 10, 2018


    • Angela Morton

      Angela Morton

      Jul 12, 2018

      Payment for Rachael Holdcrofts SoTfoR half marathon place as she wanted me to donate this to you and also some sponsor money from Potters half that was given to me this week by Kirsty Burton. Ange x


    • Card Factory Foundation

      Card Factory Foundation

      Jul 12, 2018

      With Love & Support from Card Factory Foundation


    • Amy M

      Amy M

      Jun 26, 2018

      Love Amy, Keyan & Clem (and Charlie) xx


    • Anonymous


      Jun 20, 2018

    • Emma Tansley

      Emma Tansley

      Jun 18, 2018

      Sending you all my very best wishes. xx


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    Heidi Goodwin

    Heidi Goodwin

    Stoke-on-Trent, UK

    #TeamHobnobs from Stoke Fit are running the Potters Arf in order to raise funds for #LauriesStory and to raise #BrainTumourAwareness Laurie is 43 years old and is a single Mum to Sol (13) and Phoebe (10). She is one of three sisters. She is a daughter and a great friend.

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