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Closed 31/08/2021

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£1,327
raised of £50,000 target by 67 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,327 to Save Mel’s life with a full spinal fusion (skull to pelvis) as she is in a critical condition in hospital in a halo

    Cramlington, Northumberland, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st August 2021

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    MelanieYou can visit my websiteThankyou for your shppsupport

    Melx#MelaniesMissionMy website is wwww.melanies-mission-eds.org.uk

    thankyou for youre support Mel x #MelaniesMissionToLive💜Melanie Hartshorn from Cramlington Northumberland is a 31yr old biology graduate whom hit the headlines after graduating from Newcastle university in biology on a stretcher. Melanie’s Mission To Live is a charitable trust fund created to fund the lifesaving neurosurgery she needed, which is not available on the NHS.

    Mel had successful surgery in Barcelona 3years ago and went on to recover remarkably, living life seizure free, to the full, and even volunteering in a local school... and helping others in the same position as her with their campaigns.

    Unfortunately due to complications during an anaesthetic her fusion was broken and she needed to fundraise again for a revision surgery in Barcelona.

    Mel has made amazing progress with sitting up and building up her muscle strength brilliantly, but developed significant instability below the fusion, which unfortunately forced her to become bedbound again. A few weeks after developing instability below the fusion, something went crack at the skull and now Mel is suffering horrific neurological symptoms including many many seizures needing skull traction to resolve. She’s bedbound, in agony, in a neckbrace 24/7 and suffering with a host of dangerous neurological symptoms, and her only hope is to get back to Barcelona ASAP for a full spinal fusion, skull to pelvis. This surgery will resolve the skull issues again and stabilise the entire spine, we need to raise £50,000 to fund it, and we are awaiting a surgery date, hopefully in the next month. The team are looking into how to arrange this during the current pandemic as a case of medical urgency. Thank you for your continued support!

    #MelaniesMissionToLive

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    • Melanie Hartshorn6 months ago
      Melanie Hartshorn

      Melanie Hartshorn

      6 months ago

      🆘URGENT!🆘 Unfortunately Mel has gotten a lot worse!! She’s now needing her head held & a carer by her side 24/7 as she is having up to 12 seizures a day, while stopping breathing! She is getting rushed to Spain on Tuesday morning via emergency air ambulance with ITU team on board. We are desperately trying to raise the money in time, so any donation would be massively appreciated, as every pound goes a long way & time is running out! Please consider having one less cocktail or coffee this weekend & donate to save Mel’s life. Leah- Mel’s PA

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    • Melanie Hartshorn7 months ago
      Melanie Hartshorn

      Melanie Hartshorn

      7 months ago

      bBC look north’s update on my progress and need for funds to fund vital medication not available on the nhs, to help fuse strong bone in my spine where I already have osteoporosis & ensure the fusion takes and is successful long term!

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    • Melanie Hartshorn7 months ago
      Melanie Hartshorn

      Melanie Hartshorn

      7 months ago

      Itv tyne tees update on my progress and need for funds to fund vital medication not available on the nhs, to help fuse strong bone in my spine where I already have osteoporosis & ensure the fusion takes and is successful long term!

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    Page last updated on: 8/24/2021 20.19

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    67

    • Ruthie

      Ruthie

      Aug 24, 2021

      ❤️

      £5.00

    • Pauline Cunningham

      Pauline Cunningham

      Jul 7, 2021

      Wishing you a safe and happy journey home Mel

      £20.00

    • Mary Strain-Sheehan Ireland

      Mary Strain-Sheehan Ireland

      May 28, 2021

      Please God things will get better.

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 22, 2021

      I know someone else with this condition, though not nearly so severe. This is for you both.

      £30.00

    • Ian Bell

      Ian Bell

      May 17, 2021

      £10.00

    • Delene

      Delene

      May 17, 2021

      Wishing you well, keep fighting

      £20.00

    • JOHN

      JOHN

      May 16, 2021

      Good luck, be brave

      £100.00

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    Cramlington, Northumberland, UK

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