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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Cover the medical costs of living with Chronic Illness: Chronic Fatigue, Severe Hypermobility disorder and Chronic Regional Pain Disorder.

Lincoln, United Kingdom

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Hello,

I'm Zoe and I am trying to raise funds to the cost of living with multiple chronic illnesses. Thank you for reading, I appreciate the support, even if you only like or share my page I am so greatful.

A lot of what I need to live independantly isn't NHS covered, my wheelchair, sticks, supports etc. are out of pocket. Although hopefully I will soon receive physio therapy. Some of the money raised will go towards travel costs to appointments, prescriptions and exo-skeletal brace supports; which act as the joint leaving the muscles to work rather than waste as with othe supports.

I recently started having an type of siezure (after seeing a neurogist we have a possible diagnosis of Non epileptic attack disorder), which result in multiple severe dislocations in both minor and major joints occur during these attacks .

After a siezure on November 3rd I have had to buy an exo skeleton type hip support due to a full hip dislocation. This was £159. The NHS solution is a lower body cast or surgery. My slow healing rate associated with severe Hypermobility disorder makes surgery a last resort. Should surgery become my only option, I would be out of action for months.

Being in a wheelchair means I loose the muscle structure which keeps my joints stable, physiotherapy and joint supports such as my exo-skeleton allow me to lead a normal life outside of a wheelchair. I fight daily to not be fully wheelchair bound and always use a stick or walking aid. Exo-skeletal supports are expensive, but will transform my life if I can raise the funds for more than one type of brace.

Follow my story for more information and see my progress @zoes_tribe on Instagram.

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  • Zoe Arnold9 months ago
    Zoe Arnold

    Zoe Arnold

    9 months ago

    So NHS occupational therapy went well, the cost of travel was covered by you generous people, as was the cost of 3 size 2 Oval 8 splints for my fingers to help straighten/ stabilise them, as Lincoln County hospital only stock down to size 3, and my little fingers are too small. Without your help I would not have been able to spend £50+ on splints. I am grateful for everyone who's given support. I have private physio again Saturday as my NHS appointments are still far away. Thank you again and I will keep you all updated on my progress! 💙

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  • Zoe Arnold9 months ago
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    Zoe Arnold

    9 months ago
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    Thank you so much. Hopeful that Friday will go well. Literally couldn't have done it without your help. So so grateful for everybody's support! 🙌 #letsgetzoewalking #justkeepswimming 🐋

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  • Zoe Arnold9 months ago
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    9 months ago
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    Overnight we have broken the 50% mark. Thank you all. I am both humbled and blown away by your support.

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Page last updated on: 11/30/2017 12:42 PM

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16

  • Jack  Morter

    Jack Morter

    Nov 18, 2017

    £50.00

  • Alistair Marsh

    Alistair Marsh

    Nov 16, 2017

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 16, 2017

    £20.00

  • Amanda King

    Amanda King

    Nov 12, 2017

    Always glad to help Zoe.... hugs xxx

    £30.00

  • nigel thompson

    nigel thompson

    Nov 9, 2017

    Hi Zoe, I knew you when you were little 😊 We lived in great ellingham and my Daughter Sasha started at Lincoln this year too! Hope this helps make life more comfortable. Bless you. Nigel x

    £100.00

  • Rachael Lowe

    Rachael Lowe

    Nov 9, 2017

    Hope you achieve your goal Zoe! Fond memories of Gold DofE :)

    £20.00

  • Alan  Harvey

    Alan Harvey

    Nov 8, 2017

    Hope all goes well

    £10.00

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Zoe Arnold

Zoe Arnold

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Hello I'm Zoë, I'm a 19 year old Student Studying Conservation of Cultural heritage and I hope to go into museum level conservation after finishing my degree. I have multiple complex health issues and am passionate about art, conservation, history and helping others.

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