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Angela Buckley

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raised of £47,000 target by 582 supporters

Weʼre raising £47,000 to Raise funds to send Olivia To Turkey for spinal surgery for severe scoliosis

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Olivias journey Hi ,Well where do I start, Olivia over the last year has been complaining of abdominal pains and leg ache as there didn't seem anything unusual apart from she was a little thin I dismissed it as growing pains.

How wrong was I, a month ago Olivia fell down the stairs and her pain increased so she attended a and e where we were told she hadn't hurt her back but she was showing as having a lumber curve also known as scoliosis.

On Tuesday 1st June Olivia saw the head of scoliosis from alderhey, She firstly had more X-rays taken which revealed a hidden huge curve in her chest.

The consultant advised <25 degree curve is mild, 25-40 is moderate and 40+ is severe 85-90+ is life threatening

olivias curves are 59 in her chest and 41 in her lumber with a riser of 3

You can imagine the shock. He advised the only option in the uk is for her to have the whole spine fused which will restrict her flexibility.

Now anyone who knows Olivia knows she loves to sing and dance and do her drama, this was one heck of a blow.

So I came home and have researched, joined groups, researched some more. There are alot of people who have been told the same as us but who have then been told by world class surgeons in usa and Europe that the back can be tethered which maintains flexibility and they go on to live a unrestricted life.

I have sent Olivias x rays and report to several surgeons and one in the usa and turkey have replied saying that she is a candidate for the tethering but, because she has nearly reached full growth time isn't on our side and they need her there asap.

We have decided upon turkey as the surgeon has been amazing in his correspondence and to be honest its alot less money although still a huge amount to raise in such a short space of time.

So here is the fun part and I hate to be in this position to have to ask but what mum wouldn't ? I have the challenge of raising £47000 just to cover the operation

Anyone who knows me knows I am quite a private person and don't put alot out there about my private life but I am stepping out of my comfort zone to literally beg for your help.

I have set up a just giving page and will post the link on the group.

Any fundraising is very much welcomed, Any questions please ask, Olivia and I are going to use the group to record her / our journey you can follow us on her group ... Liv.. these curved wings will fly

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  • Angela Buckley5 days ago
    Angela Buckley

    Angela Buckley

    5 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    How amazing is this and the grand raffle has only just launched we also have £3400 in liv curved wings will fly bank account. Thank you to every single one of you that is making this happen, Keep sharing it also raises awareness of the disease

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  • Angela Buckley16 days ago
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    Angela Buckley

    16 days ago

    I am so sorry we have been so busy fundraising I forgot to update. The consultation with Mr Alanay went really well and we have a date for surgery....... 23rd August 2021..... no pressure. Olivia is doing ok still smiling but says she cant wait to be normal again and just do what her friends do

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  • Angela Buckley1 month ago
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    Angela Buckley

    1 month ago

    We have had Olivias mri and xrays back from last week and they have been sent to Mr Alanay and his team in Turkey. They are assessing the latest results and we have a zoom consultation on Monday 28th June at 6.30pm. Initial results show that Olivia in addition to the scoliosis has dehydrated discs in the lumber region and early signs of hypertrophy in the facet joints on the left side. Our GP has said this could be what is adding to her pain. She managed 3.5 days in school last week ... winner. Thank you everyone as aways for helping us xxxx

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Page last updated on: 7/29/2021 15.43



  • Emma Starnes

    Emma Starnes

    Jul 29, 2021

    A pleasure to support Olivia on her journey 💚(£10 for the raffle)


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    Dot Smith

    Jul 29, 2021


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    Helen Longworth

    Jul 28, 2021


  • Kathy Bennett

    Kathy Bennett

    Jul 28, 2021

    Donated for several freecycle goods received.


  • Sharon minto

    Sharon minto

    Jul 28, 2021

    Hope you raise lots of cash good luck


  • Mandy Parks

    Mandy Parks

    Jul 28, 2021


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Just a Mum trying to move heaven and earth for her daughter... ps Olivia would really cringe at that but its true

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