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£315raised of £2,000 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £315 to Help GILL who has Lipeodema (which is painful and disabling) to have a private operation which is not available in Northamptonshire NHS

    Rushden, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 25th November 2016

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    Gillian Butterworth is our Daughter,she has a condition called Lipeodema. It seems that after many miscarried embrios see below* and two cessarian births Gill's body shape changed and was diagnosed with this condition that causes her legs to be swollen and even her arms ,so this is very painful and Disabling in itself causing back aches too.
    Her husband Scott is Carer for her and the boys so is kept very busy.
    Gill is taking so much medication each day for her constant pain. This is such a disabling condition and can run in families with swollen legs that make s it harder to walk. (see Lipoedema UK for info)
    Taking medication in the past gave her side effects *. one of her drugs made her miscarry babies and it was thought they could not have children ,until she came off that drug. So after 8Years of Marriage along came our 1st grandson Nathan and 4 years later the second Jacob it was a miracle to us. They are 7 and 3 now and it is so wonderful to have grandchildren.
    After all the pain and heartache Gill and Scott have coped very well needing bungalows to live in for the last 10 years because of her walking difficulty. She also falls when her legs give way because of the weight and recently hurt her tailbone bringing more pain on the spine.
    With the use of her water bed to rest more comfortably she has to spend many hours away from the family who are in the living room. The children bring toys and books to play on the bed and have cuddles.
    So Gill after referal from the doctor for this treatment on the NHS was declined by the hospital specialist in Northamptonshire who replied to her doctor to say that there is no funding for her .
    It seems she now needs a private surgery for this specialised operation Tumescent Liposuction. I am asking on her behalf can you please help for a Private consultation and operation . Thank You from Val,Peter and the family.



    • Val Fensome1 year ago
      Val Fensome

      Val Fensome

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you for your help for Gillian,received the monies from Just Giving today£296.70 that's after their charges (so I will put £18.30 back in) £315 covers two consultations and some travel costs.The first appointment was two weeks ago at Nottingham the next will be February 2017 to organise future operations. consultations (.next in Feb 2017)the first was two weeks ago with the £15 towards travel costs Happy Christmas

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    • Val Fensome2 years ago
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      Val Fensome

      2 years ago

      4/9/16 We will continue crowdfunding until 25/11/16 hopefully Gill would have had her consultation and find out what can be done. I would be grateful if you can share with your friends but I have sent this as worldwide. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY today Gill and Scott xx

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    Page last updated on: 10/1/2016 5:29 PM



    • Anonymous


      Oct 1, 2016


    • Steve Burgoyne

      Steve Burgoyne

      Sep 28, 2016


    • Anonymous


      Aug 23, 2016


    • Anonymous


      Aug 16, 2016


    • Ed Coblenz

      Ed Coblenz

      Aug 13, 2016

      Good luck


    • Carol Leather

      Carol Leather

      Aug 12, 2016

      All the best in reaching your target for Gill, Val. Bless her.


    • Liz


      Aug 12, 2016

      Hope the op works for you


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    Val Fensome

    Val Fensome

    Rushden, United Kingdom

    This is me age 7 with my Dad Tom. Our Family have always been important we all try to care for each other. Being brought up in the 1950s the NHS has always been there for us but now everything costs more and our doctors have so many patients.Private healthcare often helps.

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