Remembering Raymond Saunders

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    Amount we’ve raised in Raymond’s memory $781.78

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    Pernicious Anaemia Society

    Pernicious Anaemia Society

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    • Donation by Tyla

      I believe in this charity as much as my B12 crazy mum :)

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tracy Gillam

      Keep going Carrie xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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    • Carrie-Anne-Carr1

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page in memory of those we have lost. 

      I wanted to see if we can raise funds for  The Pernicious Anaemia Society (PAS) (specifically for research purposes )– Most people will not be familiar with P.A..  I certainly wasn't until I was diagnosed in my late 20's and so here is a little more detail.

      The PAS are doing a fantastic job supporting people with this deadly illness which causes an inability to absorb vitamin B12 through your diet, left untreated PA slowly makes everything stop functioning as it should. (no one dies directly from PA they die from the problems it causes which are far ranging).

      One major and disconcerting link that is becoming evident from patient experience and family history is that relating to the onset and recovery of cancers.

      The PAS is a very small charity, that  are having to deal with over 8k members and tirelessly working and building relationships with  professionals to improve detection and treatment of this potentially deadly illness. 

      In this instance we would really like to see more clinical research ploughed in to these areas to help with prevention and cure of cancer and many other linked illnesses. (MS, ME, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid, Dementia, Depression, Metal Health, Alzheimer's, Heart Disease,  Stroke, Crohn's......the list goes on and on).

      The problem we face however is because the solution may well lie with the deficiency of an everyday vitamin there is little incentive for the pharmaceutical giants to invest heavily as there would be no profitable gain to be made from it..  The challenge therefore is to produce empirical evidence that the onset of many of the associated diseases can indeed be prevented with better management of one's ability to absorb B12 .  So this is where your donations are so much needed to truly give a chance to improve healthcare for us all, in the future. 

      On a personal note, as I said, I have Pernicious Anaemia, which means life long injections of B12 for me but I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones as they is still huge confusion amongst  the medical profession  with methods of detection and diagnosis  and  even once diagnosed how best to treat. There is also suggestion I developed type 1 diabetes late on in life because of the lack of vit b12 and the damage it caused? 

      PA tends to run really strongly in families, My Mum has PA too only diagnosed when I was fully informed after my trials and tribulations of diagnosis and treatment. My Mum also has been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia (so a type of Cancer)??! 

      Sadly my Dad recently passed from Pancreatic Cancer, he had vitiligo (another common symptom of B12 def.) A few years before he became ill, on the strength of my Mum nagging he got his B12 levels checked. The receptionist told my Mum his levels were fine at 251!!!   

      When my Dad passed my Mum requested a copy of his notes and realised that the receptionist had mis-informed her previously and his levels were 151!!!!!   Unfortunately nobody knows could it have been the lack of vitamin B12 that caused the cancer, or would the B12 have helped at that stage??  Although the research outcomes will be a long way off wouldn't it be nice to know.  There has been some patient evidence of tumours shrinking when high doses of B12 are given, but is this just a coincidence??? We won't know until we have more research projects going on. 

      A sibling of mine also has a Gastric Cancer and low B12, "what came first" question appears again, 'Chicken and Egg scenario' 

      My other sibling has low B12. So do both my children discovered at age 13 and 14.

      We need answers ….. Thank you for your help in Advance. <3

      Vitamin B12 is a water soluble Vitamin so you just pass in your urine what your body does not need. So you cannot overdose on it.

      If you wanted to find out more about the PAS please go to their website.

      www.pernicious-anaemia-society.org

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      Total so far:

      $750.69

    Donations made in memory of Raymond Saunders25

    • Donation by Tylato Carrie's page on 06/06/2019

      I believe in this charity as much as my B12 crazy mum :)

      £100.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tracy Gillamto Carrie's page on 01/03/2019

      Keep going Carrie xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by jackie wardto Carrie's page on 25/02/2019

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lesley Boxallto Carrie's page on 20/09/2018

      My daughter has PA and There's not enough proper info shared. Good luck in the fund raising x

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Carrie's page on 20/09/2018

      I have been diagnosed as B12 deficient and there has been very little research. Well done.

    • Donation by Anonymousto Carrie's page on 20/09/2018

      Keep the good work up.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Scott Smithto Carrie's page on 10/09/2018

    • Donation by Gary Bentleyto Carrie's page on 03/09/2018

      Hope it’s a great night on Sat.xx

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Malcolm Hodgsonto Carrie's page on 15/08/2018

      Sorry we can’t be their on the night hope it is successful malcolm and Brenda

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by A Nymanto Carrie's page on 15/08/2018

      Great cause Carrie. Good luck. Ant xxx

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Carrie's page on 03/08/2018

    • Donation by Anonymousto Carrie's page on 02/08/2018

    • Donation by Dorothy Richmondto Carrie's page on 31/07/2018

      Best of luck with your fundraising Carrie, love Dorothy Paul and Jennifer xx

      £35.00

      + £8.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Tuckerto Carrie's page on 26/07/2018

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Clean Professionalsto Carrie's page on 23/07/2018

      Best wishes

    • Donation by Tracey readto Carrie's page on 23/07/2018

      £30.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sean Howardto Carrie's page on 22/07/2018

      Research is key to treating and hopefully curing these diseases. Thank you Carrie for all your hard work over the years.

      £35.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Suzanne Strakerto Carrie's page on 22/07/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lisa Bailieto Carrie's page on 17/07/2018

      I suffer with this also and am still learning so much,no gp has been able to advise me correctly about cofactors and lifestyle etc..they just don't know alot about low b12/pa or how serious it is

      £5.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julie Chadwickto Carrie's page on 13/07/2018

      The very best of luck with your endeavours Carrie-Anne

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Michael Stevensonto Carrie's page on 12/07/2018

      Hi Carrie-Anne, glad to make a contribution to such a worthy cause.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Carrie's page on 09/07/2018

      Darling Carrie Anne well done for constantly keeping this in public domain......latest results from last study look incredibly promising.....Prof is usually right...love Sarah xxxxx

    • Donation by Russell Bentleyto Carrie's page on 09/07/2018

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tracy Gillamto Carrie's page on 09/07/2018

      Hi Carrie I hope you get more support, if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t of known how important it is to get checked for your levels of B12, that’s ihow I found out my daughter has PA. thankyou

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Claire Andersonto Carrie's page on 08/07/2018

      I'm supporting my dear friend who has pernicious anaemia. I didn't fully appreciate how challenging this illness is and I'm starting to understand more by her educating me. Hope this donation helps.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

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    • Pernicious Anaemia Society

      Pernicious Anaemia Society

      We provide information, help and support to sufferers of Pernicious Anaemia (PA) including their families and friends. Our Mission: To secure a full and comprehensive review of the way in which Pernicious Anaemia is diagnosed and treated that will lead to more timely diagnoses and better treatment

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