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£90raised of £2,000 target by 5 supporters

    Weʼve raised £90 to arrange an event to raise awareness and funds for Turner syndrome but in order for this event to go ahead, we need help!

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    Wales, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Sunday, 29th January 2017

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    The reason I am raising this money is because I myself have Turner syndrome, this a chromosomal condition that affects 1 in 2,500 girls. The money will be used to arrange an event to raise funds for Turner Syndrome Support Society and to also raise the awareness of Turner Syndrome. I am determined to raise the awareness of Turner syndrome because not even doctors know exactly how to treat the condition and many girls go un-diagnosed. This needs to change! I was diagnosed at 11 years old after years of my mum telling the doctors that there was something wrong,I only got diagnosed by chance, I had an allergic reaction while under anaesthetic.I then got sent to Cardiff for allergy tests and the doctor took one look at me and asked if I had been tested for Turner syndrome. I was then put on growth hormone treatment, this caused a variety of problems such a Snapping Hip syndrome and Scoliosis, every time i see a doctor due to illness they either mis-diagnose me or they say "It's just another Turner syndrome complication" this is always disheartening as when you go to a doctor it's to ask for help not to be told they can't even diagnose it let alone fix it. There are so many complications to Turner syndrome that doctors don't even know about, this really does not help as little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing. It has been known for doctors to make me worse when ill due to failure to diagnose the issue correctly due to my condition, this should not happen as a doctor should know how to treat you correctly no matter what not make you worse! The event will be a very special event held at the Swansea Liberty stadium, it will feature a buffet and a line up of stars performing. By helping me raise this money you are helping change this, you are making people aware of Turner syndrome and that is what is needed. So please share and give as much as you can.
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      • Louise Blakemore

        Louise Blakemore

        Dec 2, 2016

        You can do this good luck 👊

        £20.00

      • Sam Elliott

        Sam Elliott

        Nov 30, 2016

        Good luck. But with your determination you've got this in the bag.

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 30, 2016

        Good luck. You can do this. 👊

        £20.00

      • Melanie Williams

        Melanie Williams

        Nov 30, 2016

        Mellissa. I was in school with your mother, and your aunty. Even though I do not know you I've followed your story on Facebook for years.You have a long life, let it be a happy one ❤

        £10.00

      • Annemarie

        Annemarie

        Nov 30, 2016

        Hope you achieve your goals Melissa!! and that you find some doctors that know all about turners syndrome Xx

        £20.00

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      Melissa Williams

      Melissa Williams

      Wales, United Kingdom

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