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£900raised of £850 target by 40 supporters

    Weʼve raised £900 to Help Mike get an electric wheelchair

    Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 27th September 2017

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    My husband Michael was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis 11 months ago just 12days after his 40th birthday. Sarcoidosis is a very rare condition that effects the immune system and any organs within the body, not many doctors know much about the disease as it is so rare that means that there is no cure and it can take awhile before they find the extent of the damage. What started with just a few small spots/lumps around his eyes has lead to such a life threatening illness. As you can imagine it has been a dreadful year with hospital appointments most days. Michael's health has deteriated rapidly loosing most of his sight, hearing and loss of sensation in his left hand side seizers, lumps on skin mainly his face aswel as his independence the specialists say the sarcoidosis has spread to the brain and where awaiting tests to confirm this but due to recent seizers and rapid deterioration all signs are there 😭 . As you can imagine with 4young children and me being Michael's main carer life is not great and getting out the house is a nightmare as we have a baby who is almost 1, I am struggling to push Michael's rented self propel wheelchair and our baby's pushchair therefore our children are having to help me out when we leave the house as Michael's arms hurt and get tired. Due to medication and illness Michael has put on alot of weight and unfortunately has got to have a large wheelchair. That is light and small enough for me to lift into the car.

    As people that know us will know we do not like to ask for help but the time has come for me to swollow my pride and ask for a little help.
    I just want to give Mike some independence back and take some guilt off his shoulders as he feels like a burden and is very depressed.
    Please share this and help me give my husband a better quality of life.
    Many thanks everyone xx

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    • Michael McKenzie11 months ago
      Michael McKenzie

      Michael McKenzie

      11 months ago

      After Mike's doctors appointment today he is now being referred to a sarcoidosis specialist in London where we will obviously have to travel and have 1 maybe 2 nights stay please help us to reach our target 🎯. We really appreciate your help xx

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    • Michael McKenzie1 year ago
      Michael McKenzie

      Michael McKenzie

      1 year ago

      After a long 12 months this week we are hoping to have some more answers as to why Mike is so weak and why he has lost most of his sight and hearing so rapidly... We know he has sarcoidosis but doctor have been unable to find what is going on inside his body and the only place left check was his brain 😔 due to his seizers, triple blood count and rapid deteriation every consultant we have seen believes Mike has neurosarcoidosis aswel as skin sarcoidosis and generalised tonic clonic epilepsy. We will update everyone ASAP. Thanks all xx

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    • Michael McKenzie1 year ago
      Michael McKenzie

      Michael McKenzie

      1 year ago

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/12/2017 11:03 AM

    Supporters

    40

    • Natalie Newey

      Natalie Newey

      Sep 12, 2017

      Wishing you well.

      £20.00

    • Madge Miah

      Madge Miah

      Sep 12, 2017

      You will have your electric wheelchair God will bless the money and bless you to have your wheelchair. Happier and easier days for you Sarah and your family God bless you all

      £10.00

    • Dave Williams

      Dave Williams

      Sep 11, 2017

      I know you've reached the target but here is another 20 to buy some go faster stripes and some furry dice ha ha.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2017

      Helping towards independence

    • Joanna Wood

      Joanna Wood

      Sep 10, 2017

      Really hope you manage to raise enough money. Good luck to you and your family.

      £10.00

    • Hannah Pretty

      Hannah Pretty

      Sep 10, 2017

      £5.00

    • David  Dennis

      David Dennis

      Sep 8, 2017

      Good luck

      £20.00

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    Michael McKenzie

    Michael McKenzie

    Cradley Heath, United Kingdom

    I am Michael's wife and main carer. I want to raise awareness of sarcoidosis which is a rare condition that effects the immune system and any organs within your body. Doctors do not know much about the disease as it is so rare that means there is no cure.

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