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£13,700raised of £130,000 target by 239 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,700 to get Life changing Spine surgery for Semi

    Location
    Kent, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 21st April 2017

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    My name is Semi (pronounced Shay-mii) and turn 15 next week. (☺)!! I was diagnosed with Scoliosis 2 years ago. This means that my spine is S-shaped and has resulted in a hump on my lower left side. I have back pain and my body is angled to the left.

    Unfortunately my condition worsened, so much so that last June the doctors recommended surgery to be done as soon as possible. Scoliosis causes severe back pain, reduced lung function & breathing difficulty and body disfigurement.

    I was devastated. I’m an avid dancer (contemporary, modern & hip hop) and recommended option was a Posterior spinal fusion – the only option offered in the UK. It involves the fusion of vertebra and use of metal rods. It has the shortcoming of permanently limiting spine flexibility – more so as I am unlucky to have double curvatures.

    I am currently eligible for a proven surgical method in the US that can help me recover fully from this painful condition. It is called Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT). This fusionless option helps my spine align back to normal, easing the pain & the stress on my internal organs, and allows full flexibility & quicker recovery. As VBT is offered to skeletally immature patients, it is crucial that I get the surgery done as soon as possible.

    I want to live as normal of a life as I can. I enjoy and love dancing. My parents are doing everything they can for me, but unfortunately, the cost of this surgery ($155,000 or £130,000) is one they cannot afford.

    I’d be eternally grateful if you could donate and help me get the VBT surgery so I can have a straight yet flexible spine and continue to dance.

    Thank you.

    Updates

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    • Yetunde Pinheiro

      Yetunde Pinheiro

      a month ago

      Yetunde Pinheiro

      As we round up this aspect of our fundraising, we'd like to say a big thank you for your generosity, prayers and kindness. We pray for God's blessings for all. Yetunde & Jimmy.

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    • Yetunde Pinheiro

      Yetunde Pinheiro

      2 months ago

      Yetunde Pinheiro

      Thank you so much everybody. We have reached a milestone today - we have achieved 35% of target!!! (online and offline) We still have some way to go. So please as you donate, kindly share link with others. Thank you. Yetunde & Jimmy.

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    • Yetunde Pinheiro

      Yetunde Pinheiro

      3 months ago

      Yetunde Pinheiro

      Just to say a big thank you to everyone that has donated so far - both online and offline. God bless you all for your kindness and generosity. Yetunde & Jimmy.

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    239

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 19, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 19, 2017

      I pray that by the grace & resurrection of Christ Jesus. You are healed in Jesus name. Amen

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 18, 2017

      Dear Yetunde,I pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to heal you...AmenIt is well with you.

    • Olugbenga Ibinayo

      Olugbenga Ibinayo

      Apr 16, 2017

      May God Almighty bless and keep you. He'll surely provide all that''s required.

      £100.00

    • Christalla Demetriades

      Christalla Demetriades

      Apr 16, 2017

      I just hope you get to have this treatment, that it's successful and that you enjoy many pain free years..I saw your funding campaign on John MacKenzie's FB page...

      £30.00

    • Omonor  Somolu

      Omonor Somolu

      Apr 15, 2017

      You will look back on this time, standing straight as an arrow and dancing long and painlessly, and go,"Phew! I made it. Thank you God."

      £100.00

    • Onome Sanomi

      Onome Sanomi

      Apr 15, 2017

      £50.00

    About the fundraiser
    Yetunde Pinheiro

    Yetunde Pinheiro

    Kent, United Kingdom

    I am Semi's mum and the past 8 mths have been incredibly difficult for her / for us, but she has done her best to be strong despite her fears and anxiety. Semi has decided to tell her story herself. Thank you for your donation. There are no words to express our gratitude.

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