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Closed 28/03/2022

raised of £4,700 target by 59 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,012 to fund Scoliosis braces

    Harthill, Sheffield
    Funded on Monday, 28th March 2022

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    My Story Living with Scoliosis:

    My name is Philippa Walker, I'm now 17 years old and I live in Sheffield. I was diagnosed with Scoliosis when I was 11, but recently I was looking back over old photos, and realised I had it from the age of 5.

    So, what is Scoliosis? It is a medical condition where the spine twists and curves to the side. So many people are misinformed about Scoliosis. It's not just your spine that is affected, it's also the ability to do anything.

    Before I was diagnosed, I did a breathing exercise in my singing lesson which involved bending over. That was when we noticed I had a hump on my back.

    There are two ways to treat scoliosis:

    1) A Body Brace - I had to wear my SpineCor brace for 20 hours a day until I stopped growing. That was for 3 years. I also had to wear it at school, under my clothes, and sleep in it.

    2) Operation - The operation consists of metal bars inserted next to your spine to hold it in place and to keep it straight.

    How would I like to help? I am trying to raise awareness, so people with Scoliosis can be treated as soon as possible. People need to catch signs of Scoliosis early, so their curve cannot progress. THIS IS IMPORTANT!

    In Summer 2018 I stopped growing, meaning I could come out of my brace. My curvature was 36, now it is only 20 degrees. This is a great result because the brace was only to stop it from getting worse.
    You can hardly tell that I have Scoliosis now.

    I would like to say a big thanks to the orthotics department in the Children's Hospital in Sheffield. They have made me a normal person again.

    If you could kindly donate even a small amount to this page then it would be a huge help. The money that I raise will pay for braces (each £1600) and will be donated to the Scoliosis Department in the Sheffield Children's Hospital. I have already raised £312 and I hope to raise some more in the future.


    This is my YouTube video that I have made about Scoliosis. Please watch it! :)



    • Philippa Walker2 years ago
      Philippa Walker

      Philippa Walker

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Ok, thank you all for donating. Because we have exceeded our target, we are now reaching for £3,200, to fund 2 scoliosis braces! Thank you all!

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    • Philippa Walker2 years ago
      Philippa Walker

      Philippa Walker

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Wow, in just over a year we have reached our goal! Thank you so much for the people who have donated. This page will still be live for another year, so more people have the chance to donate if they would like to. Another thing, I am about to release my new single on Saturday, International Scoliosis Day (on all music platforms), so if you are interested in listening to it, here is the link to view it on YouTube: Any profit that I make will be donated to the Sheffield Children's Hospital!

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    4 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 2/25/2022 09.30



    • Sylvia Orford

      Sylvia Orford

      Feb 25, 2022

      Good work Philippa keep going!


    • Paul and Zelda Joynes

      Paul and Zelda Joynes

      Feb 25, 2022

      Keep up the great work!


    • Anonymous


      Jan 20, 2022

      Keep up the great work!


    • Mr & Mrs Jones

      Mr & Mrs Jones

      Oct 25, 2021

      Such an inspiring lady!!!


    • Mr & Mrs Hardy

      Mr & Mrs Hardy

      Oct 14, 2021

      Wonderful work and such an inspiration!!!


    • Samantha


      Oct 6, 2021

      Thanks for your help


    • Dutton family

      Dutton family

      Sep 26, 2021

      Thank you for your help and support with Rose.


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