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Weʼre raising £130,000 to 32y/o single mum needs lifesaving neurosurgery in USA. Rare condition damaging her spine & brainstem. #SaveSamantha

Manchester, UK

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"I must now fundraise for my own life and for my babies to have the mummy they so desperately need and deserve. I am in constant pain in my neck, head and spine and week in, week out my neurological damage is becoming harder to ignore."

32y/o Samantha is a single mum and Psychotherapist from Gtr.Manchester and is in need of raising funds on a time-sensitive mission to pay for life saving neurosurgery in the USA.

Samantha’s condition is deteriorating as she awaits funds to book the surgeries. with deterioration, comes further complication and increased costs.

Without surgery, Samantha‘s body will cruelly deteriorate until she loses her fight.

WITH YOUR HELP, she can regain a ’normal’ quality of life, returning to the fun loving mummy and dedicated psychotherapist she was less than two years ago.

A lack of provisions in the UK for EDS related neurosurgeries, means that Samantha‘s only option is to fund the care with a very confident and experienced surgeon in the USA; but this comes at a large cost. A cost she can not fulfil alone.

So far Samantha's amazing supporters have helped her to raise £121,000 via another fundraising plafform, but we need to raise more before she can book the surgery for JANUARY 2019.

For the most benefits; her surgeon has recommended early January 2019 for the operations which will stabilise her spine, reduce pressure off her spinal cord and alleviate damage and pressure on her brainstem.

Samantha needs these operations whilst her body is in a position to recover well and regain the majority of functioning with the operation.

Here is more about Samantha's story in her recent ITV interview

Samantha's medical story ...

No Neuro-surgeons are qualified to operate on Samantha in the U.K. and so Samantha's journey has seen her needing to raise in excess of £200,000 to go abroad.

She has a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS-Type1).

Connective tissues hold the body and its organs together, but faulty connective tissues cause complications, pain and multiple daily dislocations throughout the whole body.

Her whole body dislocations, sprains & frequently causes mobility issues and pain; however, this has never stopped her achieving her dreams of becoming a psycotherapist, building a private practice (2014-2017) and fulfilling her most important role as a present, hands on single mummy to her two young children.

However, now her spine is collapsing and dislocating; the damage to her spinal cord is affectingany of her bodily systems, Aggressive neuro-surgery can relieve these pressures and stabilise her life. However, soon the damage will become irreversible.

Please help us to achieve this target and overcome the cost of surgeries which is the one obstacle between samantha living a full and happy life ... or dying young.

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    Samantha Smith

    2 months ago

    Jason Manford and his charity ninja’s are supporting this cause today. The page is crashing. Technical error! Please see the Facebook page @savingsamantha for the pinned post on the page with alternative donation methods. This is a much needed opportunity. Thanks to all who have been so supportive

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    Samantha Smith

    3 months ago

    ⚠️Important Update⚠️ It’s been an emotional and painful couple of weeks. The pain is incredible. I spend 90% of my life in bed. I am very scared. I have finally found a surgeon who can operate in January to provide lifelong stability. The recent quote is DOUBLE the amount we predicted from last years experiences, this is due to the complexities, risks and intensive care I will require. ‼️The cost of lifesaving neurosurgeries will be $320,000 (approx. £250k) 🆘 We must raise $165,000 before January. With love and eternal gratitude.

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    I wish u health, love and peace enjoy every moment

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Samantha  Smith

Samantha Smith

Manchester, UK

**Surgical TOTAL is 251,000gbp / $300k. **We have fundraised £121,000 via another platform for these surgeries. **We need £130,000 more to Save Samantha’s life. Samantha spine is in extreme pain and very unwell. Surgery will give her a full life. Without it, she won't survive.

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