Aid Shereen’s post stroke and amputation rehabilitation and equipment costs

  • €2,867.00
    raised of €5,000.00 goal goal
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Almost 6 months ago, our lives were turned upside down. What started as a tingling pain in the tips of Shereen's fingers has resulted an amputation above the elbow of her right arm, then just one week into her recovery she was dealt a huge blow when Shereen suffered a massive stroke leaving her left side in a state of paralysis which is still early in the recovery process.

The tingling pain was the result of restricted blood flow to her hand which was caused by a cervical rib in her neck. This, in turn was slowly compressing and damaging the artery that delivers blood to the lower arm and hand. Doctors operated a total of 5 times to try and restore blood flow, including grafting a prosthetic artery, but unfortunately the operations were not successful as the damage to Shereen's artery by this time was too severe. The decision was made by Shereen and the team of doctors to amputate.

The amputation went well and just days after Shereen was up and walking, smiling and looking forward to leaving hospital and continuing with life. Then one week on from the amputation came the biggest blow. I (her fiancé, Darren) received a call from the hospital informing me that Shereen was having a stroke. Later that evening I went to the hospital once Shereen had been treated and was told that her left side has been affected. Even now it's hard to put all this into words.

Since then, it's been a long process of recovery. Anyone that knows Shereen agrees she is a super strong woman and she has been amazingly positive through this whole ordeal, retaining her sense of humour and warm caring nature despite the devastation that she has endured.

After 6 months in hospital, Shereen is finally being discharged to start a new life and we would like to raise funds for some of the equipment that she requires to be mobile around the home. We are unsure of exactly what will be required at this time, but we have been informed by a social worker than she will require a 'Sara stedy' in order to be transferred safely from her bed to a wheelchair. This will be the initial item that we are raising funds for, but we may possibly require more items such as a mechanical bed and wheelchair or maybe a functioning prosthetic arm in time.

Thank you so much for reading!

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Donors

  • Pam Duggan
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2022
  • Hope this helps a little x

€23.00
€24.00
  • Gareth Smith
  • Donated on Aug 18, 2022
€24.00
May 15

Settling in...

Update posted by Shereen Davies at 07:39 am

Hey everyone. Firstly I just want to say a huge heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated and/or shared. We haven't been pushing this page much recently because we are still in the process of settling in at home and trying to figure out and prioritize what's needed. With that. . . . .

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Mar 28

Shereen comes home today and the Sara stedy.

Update posted by Shereen Davies at 07:37 am
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So today is the day that Shereen is finally discharged from hospital and thanks to the doctors, nurses, friends, family and your support on this page, she is able to come home and start a new life! It's going to be tough at times I'm sure, but it will also. . . . .

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63 donors
  • Pam Duggan
  • Donated on Dec 14, 2022
  • Hope this helps a little x

€23.00
€24.00
  • Gareth Smith
  • Donated on Aug 18, 2022
€24.00
  • Gareth Smith
  • Donated on Jul 22, 2022
€24.00
  • Priscilla Thomas
  • Donated on Jul 21, 2022
€22.00
  • Mary Campbell
  • Donated on Jun 30, 2022
  • With love Aunty Mim.xxxx

€150.00
  • Priscilla Thomas
  • Donated on Jun 26, 2022
€22.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 28, 2022
€20.00
  • Priscilla Thomas
  • Donated on May 27, 2022
  • Lots of love ❤️

€20.00
  • Becky Spruce
  • Donated on May 22, 2022
  • 💪xxx

€100.00
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