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£205
raised of £3,800 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £205 to Help Luan (has Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia 2a) build a craft shed to enable her to start a small business after illness took away teaching.

    Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017

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    Story

    Having MEN2A has changed my life completely. No longer can I teach which is devastating but I also have terrible fatigue and tiredness which means I cannot do anywhere near what I used to. I cried a lot. I still do BUT I needed to fight so I have.

    I had medullary thyroid cancer at he she of 17 and then 23 years I discovered that my hospital had misdiagnosed me for years and I actually had a genetic defect on my RET gene. I had 100% chance of the thyroid cancer, 50% chance of pheocromocytoma, tumours on my adrenal glands and 25% change of parathyroid disease. When my cancer was discovered, I was stage 4 and it had spread to the lymph nodes in my neck so they removed them, my thyroid nd parathyroids. At age 41, the diagnosis of MEN2A was made when baked potato sized were found. I am corticosteroid dependent and I cannot fight infection due to a compromised immune system. I carry an emergency injection as I am at risk of an adrenal crisis which can be lethal. I lost my teaching career and sense of self.

    I have started a business which I believe is unique but I desperately need a place to work. The cheapest quote I have is £4500 for a warm insulated shed with power and light. It will enable me to feel less worthless and pointless. I've lost all my confidence and I need it back. I know it is a lot to ask and I absolutely hate asking but I need the help so much as I only receive £76 a week from the government as ESA.

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      14

      • Julie Hatton

        Julie Hatton

        Oct 10, 2017

        Good luck Lulu..........you'll do fab! XX

        £10.00

      • Michael & Gwen

        Michael & Gwen

        Oct 10, 2017

        I know you will make an amazing success of this darling, much love always xxx

        £30.00

      • Lisa Jones

        Lisa Jones

        Oct 10, 2017

        Well done on your new business venture missus. it sounds fab and especially the Wedding favours idea. You are deffo going to need your craft shed now :) so here's a little something to go towards it.x

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 10, 2017

        Lots of love and luck

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 9, 2017

        Best of luck Luan, you deserve it. xxx

        £10.00

      • Vivienne Judge

        Vivienne Judge

        Oct 8, 2017

        Wishing you all the best in your new adventure. Lots of Love 💕 xx

        £10.00

      • Madison Cherry

        Madison Cherry

        Oct 8, 2017

        You deserve it doodoo love you lots and lots xxxx

        £10.00

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      luan cherry

      luan cherry

      Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom

      I have multiple endocrine neoplasia 2a. Its a terrible genetic illness. Visit www.amend.org.uk. I have no thyroid, parathyroids or adrenal glands. I get fatigue, extreme tiredness, muscle and joint pain and other symptoms. The fatigue is everyday-30% of energy I used to have.

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