Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
My name is Georgina but I'm known as George, also Sprog and sproglet! I have just celebrated my 25th birthday in hospital as I have end stage cystic fibrosis and I have been on the active transplant list since September 10th 2014 waiting for Lungs!
The reason for making this giving page is, I cannot do much to raise money as such the classic way like running a marathon, jumping out of a plane or doing a sponsored walk and I'm not very creative so the best way I can think to do my bit to help is to share my story and experience and hope that I can encourage others to give that way! If we all were selfless and helped everyone by giving a little, the world would be a much better place!
I have a blog which I update regularly with my journey over the pass 4 years leading up to now with these rubbish lungs of mine! And continue to update as often as I can! Www.thesprogslife.blogspot.com
End stage CF means I have lost my independence and rely on my husband and mum to look after me 24/7 now. I spend weeks in hospital attached to intravenous antibiotics. I can no longer walk more than a few feet and most of the time the only way I am able to get around is using a wheelchair. I am oxygen dependant and have to use a breathing machine called a bipap at night time and during the day when I rest to push air and oxygen into my lungs and helps take over my breathing for me!
Because I am waiting for a double lung transplant I cannot travel anywhere further than an hour from my transplant hospital, as I could get a call anytime for a transplant.
Although I am waiting for lungs, it is not garenteed I will recieve one. 3 people die a week waiting for a life saving transplant. I have been waiting over 10 months so far and due to my size (I'm very small) it is even harder to find donor lungs!
The CF trust needs as much help as possible to help fund research for life changing drugs to help children for the future and to develope medicine to prolong us old CF adults like myself to keep going until our call comes or avoid transplant as long as possible and get the most out of our own lungs!
My goal is to raise as much as I can by the end of the year and I would love to smash my target but even if I can get some to donate £10, it's £10 more than what it would have been by not doing anything at all!!
I haven't explained it all very well but if you like this little page please leave a little donation to make a little person very happy!
People tend to make these pages in memory of loved ones, which is amazing but I would love to make a difference whilst I'm still around to see it!
Massive thanks in advance to anyone who has read this far down and wants to give.
Lots of love to you all!
Please share! 😘 xxxx
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