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Melanie’s life is at risk and she needs your help. Melanie is 27 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 has 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 MUST travel and SELF-FUND her own potentially life-saving surgery, the cost of which is greatly over £80,000.

WE NEED YOUR HELP Please donate what you can by direct bank transfer to Mel’s charitable trust fund:

“The Melanie’s Mission chariatble Trust 2016”
Sort code: 09-01-29
Account Number: 04425708

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