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£4,615raised of £4,500 target by 112 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,615 to Help Karen live independently for as long as possible with her daughter Gwen and the rest of her loving family. Please read her story......

    Lichfield, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 20th November 2018

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    My name is Karen, I'm 47 and I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Gwen in August 2012. Back then, I was healthy, happy, and working hard at the Environment Agency and looking forward to my new life as a mum.

    It was within a year of having Gwen I started to get pain in my left arm. My GP told me it was probably due to the way I held Gwen and that it would go. The pain never stopped, and at times I was completely unable to move my arm. I started to get other symptoms; my legs ached, I had severe insomnia and randomly I would not be able to move. I was sent for further tests and investigations and diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

    Within two years, the symptoms got a lot worse and I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. I had to give up work, and it became almost impossible to do normal day-to-day activities. I cannot live independently as without medication I literally cannot move. Even on my good days, simple tasks like making a drink are near impossible, and some days I can't even hug my daughter Gwen. Life is incredibly hard and what breaks my heart the most is seeing the impact it is having on my family.

    I have become progressively worse. The neurologists are shocked at how quickly I have deteriorated. They no longer think I have just Parkinson's, they now think it is Multiple System Atrophy (MSA-P). This is a much more aggressive life limiting disease which cannot be fully diagnosed until post mortem. Obviously, we are devastated.

    At present there is no cure for either MSA-P or Parkinson's Disease, so as much as we're hoping for a miracle we must also be realistic. Our main aim is to keep Gwen's life as normal as possible for as long as possible. She is an amazing little girl.

    Unfortunately, my home is not suitable for my needs as I need a single storey property. This is not within our reach financially, so we are making adaptations to my home which will enable me to continue living with my family for as long as possible.



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      • Susan Ridley

        Susan Ridley

        Nov 14, 2018

        Good luck Karen


      • Anonymous


        Nov 13, 2018

        To such a lovely lady! Sending you lots of love from Nic & family xxxxx


      • Anonymous


        Nov 13, 2018

        Thinking of you all and praying for a cure Karen. Emma xx


      • Cat Stuart

        Cat Stuart

        Nov 9, 2018

        Hope you are successful in raising enough money x


      • Emily and Steve Hayes xxx

        Emily and Steve Hayes xxx

        Nov 4, 2018

        All our love to such a gorgeous family xxxxx


      • Christopher Hall

        Christopher Hall

        Oct 27, 2018

        Kaz, I think this completes your target. Love ya! x


      • Vivienne Fletcher

        Vivienne Fletcher

        Oct 21, 2018


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      Karen Addis

      Karen Addis

      Lichfield, UK

      Karen's family are hosting a family fun day at The Pear Tree Social Club in Rugeley ws15 1nt, between 1pm and 4pm. Entrance fee( give what you can) There will be a cake sale, tombola,raffle, games for all ages and face painting. Please come along and support our family. Xx

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