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£6,570raised of £20,000 target by 136 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,570 to pay for the operation to fix the hole in my wife's heart

    Funded on Tuesday, 19th September 2017

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    Story

    In July 2016 at the age of only 36 my wife Leeann had a stroke that affected the whole right side of her body. She couldn't walk, talk or even grip a pen. At the time our daughter was only 7 months old and Lee couldn't do anything with her or our son. It was a very scary time for all of us. After investigations at the Hospital it was discovered she had a hole in the heart through which a blood clot had escaped, worked its way around her body before getting lodged in her brain and causing a blockage depriving that area of blood and oxygen. The hole known as a Patent Foramen Ovale had been there since birth but was not discovered earlier. Other than the hole in her heart Lee is very fit and active and none of the other typical causes of Stroke were present leaving the hole as the only possible cause.

    Despite this the consultants have said they can't fix the hole because NHS England has withdrawn all funding for such operations. Enquiries were made and letters written to the Home Secretary and the Health secretary but staggeringly they said the decision regarding funding stands and the operation can't go ahead on the NHS. This is an operation that would prevent further strokes and potentially save her life. Without NHS support the operation can only go ahead privately at a cost of around £20,000.

    The doctors and nurses have been nothing but supportive and my wife and I thank them for everything they have done for our family but this decision made at a high level to save money at the expense of people's lives is appalling.

    Any assistance you can give no matter how small would be hugely appreciated. Eventually we hope to have enough to get my wife the operation so she can live free from the worry of having another stroke that next time may prove fatal.

    With thanks for your very kind attention

    Rob and Leeann Lee.

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    • RK LEE1 year ago
      RK LEE

      RK LEE

      1 year ago

      Thank you all so much for all your kind donations and shares. We are doing well and have had some media attention in the local press this week. We still have a way to go. if you guys could share this around as much as possible that would be really kind. Thanks to you all.

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    Page last updated on: 9/18/2017 9:47 PM

    Supporters

    136

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2017

      X

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2017

      Thinking of you x

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2017

      Good Luck x

      £30.00

    • Myra Standell

      Myra Standell

      Sep 18, 2017

      Well done Leeann, Derek, Craig and Kerry for your mammoth walk from Hastings pier to Eastbourne pier ...

      £80.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 17, 2017

      Well done to Derek!

    • Jennifer Fuller

      Jennifer Fuller

      Sep 16, 2017

      Well done all , great you all achieve it, very proud of you all love Jenny xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2017

      Donation for Derek's sponsored walk.

      £20.00

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