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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‼️After 14 seizures yesterday, screaming in agony and no more than 2hrs sleep since Monday night…. white as a sheet, we had to make our way to the airport for a private covid test. Lying on a stretcher getting my neck tractioned the entire journey to keep me stable and […]

Covid testing


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Hi, it’s Leah here- Mel’s PA, Mel has massively deteriorated overnight, so I’m writing this post, as she’s unable to herself. Her skull is now slipping constantly- she pushes it back in, moves her fingers and it pops out again, compressing her brainstem. This is causes, loads of seizures, vomiting, […]

🆘URGENT APPEAL🆘





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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 […]

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