Week 9 in hospital update & Appeal

Hi lovlies,

I’m still in hospital – nearing week 10! I’m much better now after suffering a UTI, C. diff, Sepsis & then C. diff again!

When I say much better I mean in terms of Having C. diff, with regards to my neck and CCI…. I’m much worse!

Im now under a palliative care consultant and have had to have my Fentanyl dosage doubled due to the agonising pain I suffer from, caused by my skull slipping out of joint & compressing the brainstem!


My PayPal was hacked last week- they tried to buy over £3000 worth of electronic goods from my eBay account!

Luckily a solicitor had created a trust fund for me so my fundraising money was all safely in the…

“The Melanie’s Mission chariatble Trust 2016”

Sort code:                 09-01-29

Account Number: 04425708

…. out of the way of any hackers or scammers!

My neck is getting more unstable as time goes on and I’m having to lie perfectly flat and wear my rigid collar at all times- day and night!

I really do fear Incase it slips right out of joint one of these times, rather than just slightly- as that would be the end of Mel!

If it completely dislocates it would severely damage the brainstem and stop blood flow to the brain too!

This fear fuels my determination to push ahead with fundraising as fast and as hard as possible- despite having been so desperately poorly in hospital!

We have the flash mob coming up soon – December the 10th at Manor Walks, Cramlington 3pm. Being performed by the fabulous Michaela Percival School Of Dance!



Im hoping to be there on my stretcher to watch and meet all the lovely people who donate to my cause!

And of course in Fabuary we have our big fundraising event!…. the Purple Zabra Ball!


Its going to be spectacular, all the walls are being star clothed and lit up purple, purple table runners and light up trees as centrepieces! We have a starlight dance floor, a photobooth, our singer is currently competing in Open mic Uk and is through to the Grand Finals!!!

There is going to be a DJ, three course meal, a raffle and an auction…

Read about the ball here: http://www.melanies-mission-eds.org.uk/save-the-date/

……. I’m currently appealing for donations of prizes for the raffle and especially the auction!

Ideal donations would be things like:

  • Hotel/Caraven/B&B short breaks
  • Experience days of any kind (Track racing to hot air ballon rides, cocktail master classes etc etc)
  • Spa/beauty treatment/ Salon packages
  • Signed sports memorabilia
  • Signed items from celebs

Any donations at all are gratefully accepted for either the auction or the raffle!


If you have ANY fundraising ideas, OR would like to help fundraiser but need ideas- PLEASE don’t hesitate to get in touch via Facebook or the websites contact page!

I have loads of ideas for fundraisers and sponsored activities- I just need some willing volunteers!

Andddd FINALLY, we have our woven wristbands on SALE at the moment & have a NEW item in our shop, these beautiful #MelaniesMissionToLive Keyring/Trolley coins!




Thanks once again for YOUR continued support- if you haven’t already done so PLEASE add me on Facebook (Melanie’s Mission To Live) & Twitter (@melaniesMission)


Love, Mel x