Justice For Isla: Help Us Fight Discrimination & Save Lives!

Update posted by Kirstie Keatings On May 08, 2019

We have won some small victories in mum's fight so far - they were forced to give her a CT scan - the day after they wanted to discharge her, due to an article coming out in the Courier which told the public that discharging mum would lead to her death (true). In opportune coincidence, one of the hospitals in Glasgow had recently gotten involved, and due to the pressure coming from them, the news and the Save Isla campaign, they have been forced to postpone the discharge (for how long, we don't know) and perform two tests - the CT, and shortly a cystoscopy (viewing the tumour via camera). We hope with all our hearts that this will lead to treatment for mum's cancer.

HOWEVER, it doesn't excuse the demeaning, ableist and ad valorem attitudes of the doctors who have handled mum's case, the dismissal of her as a living, breathing human being because she has multiple sclerosis (which should never have hindered her case at all, according to other surgeons and anaesthetists), it's all too much. We can't sit back and let people be judged as unworthy of life just because they have a disability.

It's not even just about mum, now. We want to ensure that ANY patient with unrelated health issues cannot be denied treatment via this loophole NHS Fife are using. This isn't about money for us at all, it's about legislative change to the law which closes this loophole and teaches NHS Fife and any other hospital board that the value of someone's life is not relative to whether or not they can climb a rock wall or hit the dance floor unaided.

Our aims are simple. Close the loophole for EVERYONE'S SAKE, hold NHS Fife to account and force them into sensitivity training run by one or more of the leading charities for disabilities like MS and dementia, etc.

We still need your help. Please keep donating, please keep sharing. Please, please, keep talking about mum and this case. Your pressure is making real change here, and they are very uncomfortable. Now is the time to ramp up the fight. Let's really make them think about right and wrong.

Thank you.

- Kirstie, Isla's Daughter.

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Linda Stuart

Backed with £15.00 On Apr 20, 2019

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Best wishes.

Alicia Murray

Backed with £15.00 On Apr 20, 2019

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Have been following Martin in his fight now also your mum . Total neglect from NHS fife Doctors playing God with peoples lives hope plenty of people donate to your fund wish it could have been more

Rhoda Willis

Backed with £20.00 On Apr 18, 2019

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It's a David against Goliath situation... Remember who won.

Linda Pownall

Backed with £20.00 On Apr 17, 2019

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The stress your family has endured is just shocking, I really hope you raise enough money. Where there is life there is a hope and I totally agree with this, your mum deserves the same chance as anyone else. My dad was given the chance of treatment for palliative care which he rejected, at least he was given the choice though.

Eileen Hamilton

Backed with £10.00 On Apr 17, 2019

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Jenny Gunning

Backed with £50.00 On Apr 17, 2019

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Good luck with your legal action. You will win it for all of us! :)

Rory Winter

Backed with £15.00 On Apr 17, 2019

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Anonymous

Backed with £20.00 On Apr 16, 2019

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Valerie Rettie

Backed with £10.00 On Apr 16, 2019

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A small rolling token to help towards funds. As a family we know too well what its like to being whitewashed by those ment to care in the medical profession. A catalogue of mistakes brushed under the carpet. Happy to help & share. I hope your family, especially your mum gets the medicel help and interventions she deserves more so having dedicated her life working at various nursing posts and levels/areas of service in her life. A woman of dedication and service. This lady deserves the treatment being denied to her by those in suits with inflated egos of upper management. A disgrace. How many more patients/family have fallen by the wayside thats to beuro pen pushers Now if these are of medical stature shame on them. H~

Heather Souter

Backed with £10.00 On Apr 16, 2019

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