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Lexi Alyx Chambers

Lexi Alyx Chambers is crowdfunding

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£475
raised of £80,000 target by 16 supporters

Weʼre raising £80,000 to Help purchase a freewheel attachment for my wheelchair, & eventual osseointegration to help me to walk again pain free some day.

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7 years ago I had an operation on my left foot to correct 4 hammer toes. Since then I have been in cronic pain. I have had 6 surgeries in total. 5 on my foot and 1 on my abdomen. I am in pain all of the time. I used to be an athlete. I ran, cycled, climbed, hiked, played tennis....basically my life was very active. I was also training to compete in triathlons. I worked full time as a Nurse, and life was great. In April 2019 after being diagnosed with CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome) which is also known as 'suicide disease', I opted to have a left below knee amputation, in an attempt to rid me of the excrutiating pain which I suffered. No medications help and there is no known treament. This was my chance of getting my life back and essentially a new foot, to rid of the cause of so much pain that i couldnt sleep, work, socialise, or live. Unfortunately within a month the CRPS returned in my stump. I am now in as much pain as before. I use a wheelchair to get about, but the uneven streets make this a bit tricky and unsafe at times to be fully independant, and so im trying to raise £400 for a freewheel which attaches to my wheelchair, and will help me with this.
If I am ever to walk again without alot of pain, I have little options. Above knee amputation or Osseointegration, where a steel rod is placed within my bone (as they do with animals on supervet). Unfortunately this is not available on the nhs and has a considerable cost of £80'000. If I were to have the surgery I could have the chance of walking again, without pain. I could have an almost normal life. I could hike and ride my bike, and even return to work as a nhs registered Nurse. Both of these options would help transform my quality of life, one in the short term and one in the long. If you are able, please help if you can. Every little penny counts. Thankyou so much for reading my story.

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  • Lexi Alyx Chambers15 days ago
    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    15 days ago

    Thankyou so much for all of your kind donations. I have finally managed to get my freewheel. It is absolutely amazing. It arrived last week and I have been using it ever since. It has given me so mucb freedom. The ability to negotiate tge cobbled streets where I live, and no more being tipped out of my wheelchair. I cannot thank you all enough. 🥰

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  • Lexi Alyx Chambers1 month ago
    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    1 month ago

    Thankyou so much to those of you who have kindly donated. Today I was able to order my freewheel. It will hopefully be here in the next few days. Words really do not justify quite how happy I am, that I will be given some indipendence by this. Thankyou so so much for all you have done. It means so much to me. As soon as it arrives I will submit a photo so you can see it. Thankyou again.

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  • Lexi Alyx Chambers2 years ago
    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    Lexi Alyx Chambers

    2 years ago

    Good morning. I am currently at 2% of my target and need your help to get my page out there. Please share as far and wide as possable. Thankyou so much to all of you who have been so supportive and kind enough to donate. It means so much.

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Page last updated on: 5/13/2020 07.33

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  • Lee Goodale

    Lee Goodale

    May 13, 2020

    Stay strong! I hope this helps you. Best of luck with your ongoing recovery and treatment

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 4, 2020

    A wheel at the front - you won't believe what a difference it will make to being out and about. Hope you get it very soon, Lexi - you sure as hell deserve it! xx

    £100.00

  • Hazel Davies

    Hazel Davies

    Mar 17, 2019

    All the best Lexi x

    £25.00

  • Christopher Oldham

    Christopher Oldham

    Oct 31, 2018

    I know a little of what you feel...but nothing as great. I hope you are better soon

    £10.00

  • George Hankers

    George Hankers

    Oct 17, 2018

    Wishing you all the best xx

    £20.00

  • Susan Lee

    Susan Lee

    Sep 24, 2018

    So deeply sorry,your pain will be ending very soon.Don't give up please.God gave you your life for a reason.Let us all know how it went.Jesus loves you very much.

    £20.00

  • Sylvia

    Sylvia

    Aug 22, 2018

    Your bravery is epic. I wish you that this nightmare will end very soon

    £20.00

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Lexi Alyx Chambers

Lexi Alyx Chambers

Exeter, UK

Hi. I am a below knee amputee for crps living in Devon uk. I am raising money to help towards a freewheel and surgery all to improve my quality of life and mobility.

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