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£3,615raised of £4,500 target by 127 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,615 to Lee desperately needs your help!

    Farnborough, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017

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    Story

    This is my brother, Lee Andew, he is 40 years old and has been homeless for the last two years since his relationship broke down. Lee has cirrhosis of the liver and has been living with this disease for some time now, his health is rapidly deteriorating.

    Lee is currently very unwell in hospital undergoing detox treatment. Unfortunately Lee has developed a condition called Hepatic encephalopathy. He has been experiencing visual hallucinations and is currently very confused. Lee currently lacks capacity and therefore the hospital have had to complete a DOLS (deprivation of liberty safeguards) which is part of the Mental capacity Act 2005.

    Lee has had several admissions into hospital where he has needed detox treatment, however this time round, doctors have said that his liver has significant scarring and another drink will kill him. Lee desperately needs intensive rehabilitation treatment and without this it is only a matter of time before he will die.

    Lee has three young children who adore him and really miss him. Due to this horrible disease Lee hasn’t seen his children format least a year now. Lee managed to stay sober for four months last year and had been assessed and accepted into rehab and was waiting for funding to come through. During this time, Lee began to loose hope, he started thinking that he didn’t need the treatment as he was feeling better and by the time the funding had been approved, Lee had begun drinking again.

    Lee has two support workers working with him however the support will end this week due to the funding being cut. Without this support, Lee has nobody who can actively support him. He is very vulnerable and has been engaging with other homeless people who also have their problems and therefore not a positive influence on him.

    Our mother passed away when Lee was 13 years old and he has never dealt with his bereavement and has self medicated for years. He does not have a diagnosis of mental illness but in my professional opinion as a mental health nurse I believe this is the underlying cause for his drinking.

    As you can imagine his illness has caused a lot of distress among his family and close friends and we are desperate to seek help professional help which might just save him and enable him to turn his life around. Unfortunately the treatment he requires is expensive and currently there is no funding available and time isn’t something he has, therefore my aim is to try and raise money towards the cost of his treatment. I would be very grateful if people can share this page or even make a small donation to help with this cause.

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    • Stacey Highton10 months ago
      Stacey Highton

      Stacey Highton

      10 months ago

      I just wanted to update this page and am sure many are aware that lee has made excellent progress and hasn’t had a drink for over 5months! I still can’t believe how well he is doing and am so grateful to everyone who supported him without you he wouldn’t be here now! And the great news is me and my sister have our big brother back and love that he’s back to himself and getting stronger by the day! 😘😘😘

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    • Stacey Highton1 year ago
      Stacey Highton

      Stacey Highton

      1 year ago

      I just though I'd update the page to let you all know Lee is doing really well. He is due to be discharged on the 27th Sept and he has a little flat which he will move into on the 27th! Lee plans to continue his treatment in the community as he is working on a 12 step programme. He will have completed the first 3 steps in rehab and the rest will be in the community. Thanks everyone for all your support, without you this may not have been possible and I'm certain Lee wouldn't be here now!

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    • Stacey Highton1 year ago
      Stacey Highton

      Stacey Highton

      1 year ago

      I spoke to Lee this evening! He is doing really well and loves it there! Lee has moved into a house which is across the road from the rehab and is for those who are making great progress! Lee has been engaging well in therapy and has started to open up and talk about his problems which he said is really helping him! He is also attending AA and NA groups and is keen to continue this when he leaves. Lee has a studio flat ready for him to move into when he comes out and he is really positive about this! I'm sooooo pleased for him! Thanks all

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    Supporters

    127

    • James Walsh

      James Walsh

      Sep 7, 2017

      I hope your brother continues to make progress Stacey x

      £20.00

    • Sandra Francis

      Sandra Francis

      Sep 5, 2017

      Namaste ❤ Lee I pray you can let the pain go ❤ this pain is not who you are darling ❤ xx

      £10.00

    • Michael Draper

      Michael Draper

      Sep 1, 2017

      Well done Stacey, you've done an amazing job with this. x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 1, 2017

      Stay strong xx

      £10.00

    • Bernadette Hughes

      Bernadette Hughes

      Aug 31, 2017

      Wishing you and Lee all the best and truly hope he gets the help he needs. Sorry it's such a small donation, would give more if I could. All the best, Bernie.x

      £5.00

    • Paul Blanchette

      Paul Blanchette

      Aug 31, 2017

      You got this Lee I look forward to catching up soon.

      £20.00

    • Janet Jones

      Janet Jones

      Aug 31, 2017

      Pay day today, so here's a little more for Lee's journey. So proud of you Stacey. Xxxx

      £20.00

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    Stacey Highton

    Stacey Highton

    Farnborough, United Kingdom

    My reasons for doing this crowdfunding page is because I cannot sit back and watch Lee die without at least giving him one chance to go to rehab and turn his life around!

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