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Weʼre raising £4,500 to help fund my URGENT surgery (and my wheelchair & medical costs after)

Hereford, UK

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I’m Rosie (20) a Law Student. I’m raising £4000 for life-saving surgery, plus a better-suited wheelchair (£200) & med costs (£300). I caught Meningitis in 2016, recovered, but fell unwell last Summer with post-meningitis ME and Severe Fibromyalgia, alongside Endometriosis & Chronic Lyme Disease. Within a matter of weeks, I went from an active, aspiring-Lawyer, to a seriously ill individual. Over the past year, my 4 illnesses have deteriorated. (I’ve remained strong and carried on at Uni, watching recorded lectures & seminars as I went in & out of Hosp. One minute Brexit, the next MRIs). Recently, Docs have discovered (suspected) colon, ovarian, and cervical cancer. It’s terrifying.

Coming from a single-parent family of financial hardship, studying at Uni is financially tough, without the costs of falling ill (£2000+ so far). Sadly, it is likely my illnesses will deteriorate further. But, there is surgery that can IMPROVE one illness: endometriosis. I need the surgery URGENTLY (due to the cancer). However, the NHS HAS FAILED ME: their waiting list (Spring 2019) puts my life in danger. I need the laparoscopic removal of endo & investigation of cancer urgently, or I could die. I must go private. (It will not make me ‘better’, I will still be very unwell – but one illness potentially improved)

At present, I rely on sticks & a wheelchair. (Between the illnesses, symptoms include: severe chronic back, pelvic & calf pain, debilitating fatigue, nausea & bowel issues, fevers, difficulty walking, muscle weakness, brain fog, & menstrual issues (non-stop periods, bloating, sciatica, & womb-tissue in my organs)).

Your money will allow me to have surgery, get a better-suited wheelchair, and cover some medical costs. Thank you so, so much x

(Anything raised OVER £4500 would go towards future med costs, EG: weekly travel to Hospital, meds, special supplements, Lyme Treatment, hydrotherapy, spine physio. Anything beyond my med costs would go to charities linked to my illnesses)

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  • Rosie Woollard2 months ago
    Rosie Woollard

    Rosie Woollard

    2 months ago

    ♥THANK YOU♥ I’m overwhelmed. In just 22 hours, I’m ¼ of the way there! I did not expect to raise money this quickly. Thank you SO much to every single one of you who has generously donated today. I will thank you individually, very soon. I am taken aback by your kindness. Love & best wishes. Rosie xx

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  • Rosie Woollard2 months ago
    Rosie Woollard

    Rosie Woollard

    2 months ago

    Here is a link to a video where I share my story. (I raise awareness of Meningitis, my 4 chronic illnesses, and the surgery I soooo desperately need). Your kind comments, love, & support so far are keeping me going. Rosie x https://www.facebook.com/rosiewoollardx/posts/1040572952767575

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Page last updated on: 8/9/2018 11:22 AM

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166

  • Sylvia Wallis

    Sylvia Wallis

    Aug 9, 2018

  • kalina etherington

    kalina etherington

    Aug 6, 2018

    I stumbled upon the support group you created for young endo sufferers, because I also have endo and some other illnesses. Thank you for creating the platform and good luck with your health xxxxxxxxxx

  • Henry Redman

    Henry Redman

    Jul 31, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 26, 2018

    Your courage inspires. I'm so sorry to hear about this, and I wish with all my heart that things will go smoothly for you and that you will get better.

    £30.00

  • john gough

    john gough

    Jul 21, 2018

    £10.00

  • a member of staff at BHBS

    a member of staff at BHBS

    Jul 20, 2018

    hoping you soon reach your goal

    £10.00

  • Chris  Lush

    Chris Lush

    Jul 20, 2018

    Tough times make you stronger - hang on in there Rosie and the world will be a better place for having your strength for others.All the bestChris Lush x

    £20.00

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