Melanie’s life was at risk and she needs your help to pay off the medical bills generated during her lifesaving surgeries (any additional funds raised will be used for treatments or equipment needed that is not valuable on the NHS).
Melanie is 28 and a bubbly recent graduate of the School of Biology at Newcastle University. She lives in Cramlington where her Mum, Molly, is her sole carer.
She suffers from a severe form of the rare condition, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which causes all her joints to dislocate – especially those of her spine and neck! This lead to a very severe case of Cranio-Cervical Instability (CCI). The prognosis for severe EDS and CCI without surgery is a progressive decline in neurological symptoms, and worst case scenario ultimatley can be paralysis & death.
Unfortunately, EDS specialists able to perform the specialist and potentially life-saving CCI fusion can only be found in the USA & Spain, so Mel had to travel and SELF-FUND her own life-saving surgery, the cost of which was over £160,000.
The surgery was hugely successful and Mel is now seizure free and able to begin enjoying her new lease of life!
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My Go-Fund-Me page includes more details of me, my complex condition plus a short video. To learn more please visit www.gofundme.com/Melanie-s-Mission.