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Philippa Walker

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£3,817
raised of £4,700 target by 51 supporters

Weʼre raising £4,700 to fund Scoliosis braces

Harthill, Sheffield

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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.

THANK YOU!🤝

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

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  • Philippa Walker1 year ago
    Philippa Walker

    Philippa Walker

    1 year 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 Walker1 year ago
    Philippa Walker

    Philippa Walker

    1 year 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: https://youtu.be/Zpqvx6OCOjo Any profit that I make will be donated to the Sheffield Children's Hospital!

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2 years ago

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Page last updated on: 5/5/2021 08.48

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51

  • Sue Litherland

    Sue Litherland

    May 5, 2021

    Keep going Phillipa you are a superstar :-)

    £50.00

  • Philippa Walker

    Philippa Walker

    Mar 24, 2021

    £75.00

  • Peter Sinclair

    Peter Sinclair

    Mar 24, 2021

    Hi my wife suffers from this condition, good for you Philippa keep going, I wish you luck.

    £40.00

  • Wendy Marples

    Wendy Marples

    Mar 2, 2021

    Excellent, very well done Philippa, keep on going.

    £20.00

  • Mrs Williams

    Mrs Williams

    Feb 15, 2021

    I have just come across this information Philippa and you are such an inspirational girl. I have also suffered with the same condition for many years. I hope you succeed in helping others, well done.

  • D. Birket

    D. Birket

    Feb 2, 2021

    Beautiful voice, and well done!

    £30.00

  • Mr & Mrs Taylor

    Mr & Mrs Taylor

    Jan 26, 2021

    A very inspirational girl, well done.

    £30.00

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