Melanie


About Melanie

PLEASE DONATE NOW to #MelaniesMissionToLive - a cause created to fund specialised medical transport and world specialist, potentially life-saving spinal and brain surgery for Mel (a 29yr old Newcastle University biology graduate from Cramlington, Northumberland) before its too late!! Due to Mel's complex underlying conditions (EDS and CCI) the surgery is only available in the USA and costs over £150,000!! WE NEED YOUR HELP



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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





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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..