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Hi, Just thought I’d update everyone on the plan! Not long left now, which I’m so grateful about as I’m suffering so much with all these seizures & symptoms. My skull is slipping because, the titanium screws at C1 are BROKEN inside the bone- this wasn’t apparent on earlier scans […]

Surgical plan



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💜 UPDATE💜 Need to raise £20k by January the 20th to cover outstanding costs for surgery and accommodation. NEW CAMPAIGN PAGE IS: gofundme.com/MelaniesMissionToLive Melanie Hartshorn from Cramlington Northumberland is a 30yr old biology graduate whom hit the headlines in the media after graduating in biology on a stretcher. Melanie’s Mission […]

Latest fundraising campaign


So it’s been over 2weeks since my lifesaving surgery to repair my fractured neck fusion and broken screws. They had to place a new skull plate higher up the back of my skull and extend the fusion down to T4 with clamps and screws to get past the broken screws […]

Update 2weeks post lifesaving surgery to repair and extend a ...


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Melanie’s Mission birthday ball, is going to be held on Friday August the 30th 2019 at Kingston Park rugby stadium 7.30pm – midnight. Tickets are £30pp. Its going to be a night to remember & raise vital funds for Mel’s life saving surgery & essential aftercare costs. The night will […]

BALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW



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Hi, As you know I had surgery recently to repair torn knee cartilage. I have “difficult airway information” explaining I must have fibre optic intubation to protect my fusion. This was discussed with the anaesthetics team & I wore my neck brace to theatre. Unfortunately these instructions weren’t followed. Since […]

£70,000 needed IN 3 weeks..


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  Save the date! I’m have another fundraising ball to raise funds for my lifesaving surgery. It’s going to be on Friday the 30th of August & tickets will be priced at approx £30pp. After the success of the last fantastic ball we held 2yrs ago, I decided to organise […]

Melanie’s Mission Birthday Ball 2019




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New appeal!


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Just over 2yrs I’m from my fusion surgery, I was planning on posting a positive update telling you all how fantastically well I’ve been doing… how much I’m able to live my life, nights out weekly, concerts, volunteering & gaining experience in a Primary school in preparation for doing my […]

Bad news


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So now we are 2 weeks post op & I’m discharged from hospital and settled in our apartment, I wanted to do an update on my fantastic progress! I’m doing soooooo good! Dr Gilete and Dr Oliver literally saved my life ….& they’re not stopping there, they’re going on to […]

2 weeks post life saving surgery!