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Surgery for my pilonidal disease /  Chirurgie pour mon kyste pilonidal

Surgery for my pilonidal disease / Chirurgie pour mon kyste pilonidal

*FRANÇAIS PLUS BAS* Hello and thank you for your interest I am a 21 year old veterinary medicine student. I live in Estonia where I get to study for my dream job. Everything seemed perfect until one day I started to experience pain around my tailbone area.  I later got diagnosed with pilonidal disease. What is it all about? It is a pretty unknown disease that causes a lot of pain in the lives of those who have to face it. It is a cyst that develops in the sacrum/tailbone area and opens on the skin through pits and sinuses.Basically it prevents me from sitting too long, walking too much, swimming, wearing tight clothes. The worst part about it is that it can stay dormant for a very long time until it flares up, causing excruciating pain.  The only somewhat effective treatment against it is surgery. Unfortunately since the disease is very unknown, surgeons do not always know how to remove it properly, leading to reoccurrence of the cyst. If treated wrongly it will come back. Some people had to get between 20 and 60 surgeries... There is one very effective treatment method, but it is still very rare in Europe and costs a lot (Cleft Lift). It has a 98% success rate if performed by an experienced surgeon. It would get me free of it for good.I will most likely have to go to a specialist in the USA. After contacting the surgeon it appears that the surgery will cost, all included, 15 000 euros. I already have a loan for my studies and can't afford to pay the surgery. This disease is causing me a great deal of stress on top of everything and I am trying hard not to let it come in the way of my studies. I would be immensely grateful if you could help me go back to health. Thank you so much ! It means a lot ! FRANÇAIS Bonjour et merci pour votre intérêt  J'ai 21 ans et j'étudie la médecine vétérinaire. J'habite en Estonie où j'étudie pour atteindre mon métier de rêve. Tout semblait parfait jusqu'au jour où j'ai commencé à ressentir une douleur au niveau de mon coccyx. J'ai été diagnostiquée avec une maladie pilonidale. Qu'est ce que c'est ?  Il s'agit d'une maladie peu connue qui cause beaucoup de douleur dans le quotidien des personnes qui en sont touché. C'est un kyste qui se développe aux niveau du saccrum/coccyx et est relié à la peau par des trous (sinus). En gros, cela m'empêche de m'asseoir ou de marcher trop longtemps, de nager, de porter des vêtements serrés. Mais le pire reste le fait que cela peut rester en dormance très longtemps et se reveiller à n'importe quel moment. Le seul traitement plus ou moins efficace reste la chirurgie. Malheureusement comme cette maladie reste peu connue, les chirurgiens ne savent pas toujours le retirer de la bonne manière, causant la réapparition du kyste. Si il est mal traité, le kyste reviendra. Certaines personnes ont dû avoir entre 20 et 60 chirurgies. Il existe une méthode très efficace mais qui reste rare en Europe et très chère également (technique de Bascom/cleft lift). Elle a un taux de succès de 98% si réalisée par un chirurgien expérimenté.Je devrais très certainement aller aux états unis où exerce un spécialiste de cette maladie. Après avoir contacté le chirurgien il s'avère que le coût total s'élève à environ 15 000 euros. J'ai déjà un crédit pour mes études et je ne peux malheureusement pas payer cette chirurgie seule. Cette maladie cause énormément de stress en plus de tout le reste et j'essaie de ne pas la laisser affecter mes études. Je serais immensément reconnaissante si vous pouviez m'aider à retrouver la santé Merci infiniment !

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Bike 4 charity

Bike 4 charity

There are two reasons why I am raising this appeal in REVERSE order of importance:1. Red wine - which made me say yes to taking part in the challenge2. A visit to the children's dialysis unit in Leipzig's St George hospital Nr. 1: After quite a bit of good Italian red wine a former colleague mentioned in February that he will be cycling 900 km across the Alps: Venice - Leipzig in the summer. Due to the inebriation I must have looked keen to join because he signed me up. Given that I did not remember this the next morning gives you an idea how the evening went... However I am not one to go back on my word no matter the blood-alcohol level. Overall not a good reason to spend 7 days straight in the saddle of a road bike if you ask me however. Nr. 2: And this is a very good reason to spend several months getting up at 4:30 am to train - a visit to the childrens' dialysis station in Leipzig.These kids' kidneys have failed.They have to show up there 3-4 times a week.They have to spend around 3 hours hooked up to a machine that cleans their blood.Else, without a kidney donor, they cannot survive.Part of the fundraiser comes from our starting fees which cover a bit more than the bare necessities. However this is by far not enough! This is where your support is needed. Please consider donating however much you find appropriate. What will your donation be used for?As these children need to be on dialysis 3 times a week they can never really go on holiday - unless they go to a facility that has dialysis integrated.However such facilities are expensive. Moreover small children need the company of their parents. The German public health system does not fund the cost for parents though.We are planning to use the funds raised towards supporting families in need to visit the Ederhof - a beautiful homestead in the Alps that has purpose built facilities for dialysis patients and special care for children available.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Disclaimer I: So far I have spent 2.700 km in the saddle and ridden 20.000 m of elevation gain. Will this be enough to get me across the finish line? I have no idea because I have never ridden for 7 days straight let alone through the Alps. However, whether I fail or succeed is of no consequence to the brave children in Leipzig. So please consider making a donation even though the outcome of this effort is uncertain. I will give it my very best shot and will keep you informed with complete honesty how it goes, that I can promise. Disclaimer II: The event is organized by Bike for Charity e.V. and funds raised will be donated to Förderkreis Kinderdialyse Leipzig e.V.. As leetchi is a third party, unfortunately donation receipts are not available. If you require a receipt for your tax refund, talk to me and I can provide the account details for the charity directly. In that case do not use this site to donate.

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High risk preganancy of twins. 1 with Limb-Body Wall Complex

High risk preganancy of twins. 1 with Limb-Body Wall Complex

Donation request Español : https://lamouraxl.blogspot.com/2019/08/recolecta-para-kenny-y-luisa3.html                            Française : https://lamouraxl.blogspot.com/2019/08/demande-de-don-pour-kenny-et-luisa.htmlعربى https://lamouraxl.blogspot.com/2019/08/blog-post.html Situation : High risk pregnancy (Twins)Syndrome Limb-Body Wall Complex Birth estimated date : between the first 15 days of the month of OctoberPlace : Caracas, VenezuelaParents : Kenny Zapata (37 years old) and Luisa Castellanos (36 years old) Get to know their story :             Dear friends, I'm raising money on behalf of my beloved cousin and his wife, both of them living in Venezuela.                                                                                                                                                            A solid, loving and dedicated marriage to family, in every possible way. The first blessing of this union was a beautiful baby girl called Maria Julia, who brought pure bliss to their lives. Maria has a global body underdevelopment but her intellectual capacity is in perfect condition. A mischievous, cheerful, smiling girl, a champion in every possible way, who came to fill her home with pure love and their path with  great joy.                                                                                                                                                         Turns out that, after a few years, another blessing knocks on their door, this time a double blessing, his wife is pregnant with twins, a baby girl, Carlota, and a little boy, Angel Javier.Their twins.Carlota and Angel Javier. 27Mars2019Angel Javier. 30July2019              The joy was immense without a doubt! María Julia celebrating the near coming of her siblings. She wouldn't stop touching her mother's belly. She was full of hope and so were her parents !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       However, a challenge lies ahead of them; sadly, the baby girl's sack suffered from something called Limb-Body Wall Complex which is a syndrome that causes multiple abnormalities. The exact cause of this syndrome is unclear till now.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               One reason might be that at the beginning of her pregnancy the baby girl tore the embryo sac; by doing so, parts of her body were attached to the embryo sac, more exactly in her case, her head and part of her chest; causing the amniotic fluid to damage part of the baby girl's body leaving her brain and her heart exposed.Carlota's heart out. 28June2019 Carlota without skull. 28June2019 Carlota. 30July2019             Medical prognosis: either the baby will die in her mother's womb or she will die at birth, or maybe only a few days later.Whatever the case, delivering these babies will be a complicated procedure and if the baby girl survives a couple of days, additional care may be needed, keeping in mind that the burial must be planned from the days she is born.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     For those who know the situation in Venezuela, you may know that a normal medical procedure becomes quite complex; so imagine a complex situation like this what it can become, at a medical level and at an economic level too.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The estimated cost of the delivery is $ 4 000. This does not include postpartum expenses or burial expenses. Keep in mind the minimal wage in Venezuela is a joke, "supposely" it is $6 but in reality $1. And with that salary, how can they save that amount? Don't forget we are the country with the highest hyperinflation in the world. Check out the following link:                                                                                   https://www.euronews.com/2019/02/15/venezuela-all-my-life-s-savings-were-destroyed-by-hyperinflation-thecube                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NOTE: In the links of the blog above you can check the total collected from all the different sources, including this one!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     My request to you all is to count on your financial contribution, any amount is more than welcome, from € 1 onwards. After all, a desert is made of small grains of sand and the sea of small drops of water.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Of you who do not know or do not understand the unusual universe of the economy in Venezuela, try to take a few minutes to read the following article. There is also a lot of info available online regarding currency exchange and inflation, the cost medical services, daily life etc.                           https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/medicine-food-venezuela-healthcare-crisis-190208085644270.html                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please share with those who care!!! May God Bless you!!!

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Bike-4-Charity-2019

Bike-4-Charity-2019

Hello everyone, there are two reasons this funding drive exists in chronological order and in opposite order of importance1. Red wine - which made me say yes to taking part in the challenge2. A visit to the children's dialysis unit in Leipzig's St George hospital Nr. 1: After quite a bit of good Italian red wine a former colleague mentioned in February that he will be cycling 900 km across the alps: Venice - Leipzig in the summer. Due to the inebriation I must have looked keen to join because he signed me up. Given that I did not remember this the next morning gives you an idea how the evening went... However I am not one to go back on my word no matter the blood-alcohol level. Overall not a good reason to spend 6 days straight in the saddle of a road bike if you ask me however. Nr. 2: And this is a very good reason to spend several months getting up at 4:30 am to train - a visit to the childrens' dialysis station in Leipzig.These kids' kidneys have failed.They have to show up there 3-4 times a week.They have to spend around 3 hours hooked up to a machine that cleans their blood.Else, without a kidney donor, they cannot survive.This intensive treatment that is required leads to their being unable to even enjoy a proper holiday. Our ride across the Alps is meant to raise money for some of the less well-off families to be able to take vacation together at Ederhof, a farm/ rehabilitation center in the Austrian Alps that has a dialysis unit attached and helps children and families recover from trauma due to chronic illness, organ transplant etc.. Part of the fundraiser comes from our starting fees which cover a bit more than the bare necessities. However this is by far not enough! This is where your support is needed. Please consider donating however much you find appropriate. So far I have spent 2.500 km in the saddle and ridden 18.000 m of elevation gain. The plan is to use the last few weeks to bring the distance up to 3.000/3.500km. Will this be enough to get me across the finish line? I have not idea because I have never ridden for 6 days straight let alone through the Alps. However, whether I fail or succeed is of no consequence to the brave children in Leipzig. So please consider making a donation even though the outcome of this effort is uncertain. I will give it my very best shot and will keep you informed with complete honesty how it goes, that I can promise. Disclaimer: The event is organized by Bike for Charity e.V. and funds raised will be donated to Förderkreis Kinderdialyse Leipzig e.V.. As leetchi is a third party, unfortunately donation receipts are not available. If you would like to make a substantial donation and require a receipt for your tax refund, talk to me and I can provide the account details for the charity directly.

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Running to raise awareness :)

Running to raise awareness :)

Hey everyone Jordan here, read my story as I explain as to why I want to 'Run to raise awareness' ! FINDING MY PURPOSEMy name is Jordan James, I am 27 years of age and a fitness enthusiast  as well as an ambassador/advocate for leading a well-balanced - healthy lifestyle.  Over the course of the past few years I have made it has becomev a mission of my own to not only put myself in a better position physically but mentally also.  As a means to abide by the mantra & ethos I have adopted personally, I decided it was time for me to take on a challenge, a challenge that would push me to my utmost limits.  For days and hours I often pondered and thought to myself "what would be much of a challenge to do"? Then the idea of Tough Mudder arose and dawned on me.  Now - funny story .. I have actually had friends (just as active as myself) who have taken on this daunting, tiresome, wet,abstruse and adverse test in the past HAHA Some of the reviews I have had back are 'I did it - glad I did it BUT I would never do it again' as well as 'Awful & muddy' and well if tears could account for another review then that would just some up the experience ten fold LOL.  However, even though I have heard all these mixed reviews, I still felt compelled & willing to do it - I just didn't have what I felt was a good or adequate enough reason to do so.  So months have now passed and I am still waiting for the right moment. As I am at my work desk (@ lunch - just incase my boss sees hehe) scrolling through muddy images, watching mud people come to life through the unravelling smiles of relief from completion. It hit me! I need to run this for a cause; a cause close to my heart and  not necessarily for self benefit or interest.  THE BACK STORY Just to give you peeps a brief back story... So in 2018, within the space of 2-3 months I lost both of my Grandads who I regard as two of my nearest and dearest (One too major heart failure & another too a severe stroke). As you can imagine, at the time it was highly harmful to my mental  post funeral. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one its a kind of surreal and torrid time. Both of those men played key-roles within the family more importantly to myself! True leaders and pillars.    THERE WAS MY CAUSE! Hence, why I want to run  the Tough Mudder Classic in May of 2020  in honour of both of them. Nothing but blood, sweat and tears (No Bars Held!). The idea/plan is to leave it all on the battlefield and make no excuses - I say that very very tentatively as the aim is not to come back minus one LIMB! LOL.  WHO/WHAT I AM DOING IT FOR      So you ask exactly,  'why am I doing this'?  Well I guess the core reason is to raise awareness for men/women's health in general but more specifically on heart conditions & stroke prone conditions (high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes etc.) with the hope men and women of all ages partake in regular checks but also are more mindful and conscious of health overall.  As a result of me aiming to raise awareness I will be doing the Tough Mudder Classic which consist of 8-10 miles of running with 25 obstacle courses eeekkk!  However, I have opted to run the campaign throughout the year and In am asking you kind and beautiful people to donate to a good cause for those affected in any way.  YOU & YOUR DONATIONS MATTER! OUTLINES* Part of the proceeds will go towards sponsoring myself to run * The remaining proceeds will go to the British Heart Foundation & Stroke Association in a 50/50 split as a tribute to my late great grandads and raise awareness on the conditions they both passed away from. AIM * The aim is to raise a minimum of £200 or upwards  GOAL* Raise the relevant awareness* Do both my pa's proud* Push myself. RULES OF THUMB* Give however much you want (there is no minimum)* All payments are 100% secure* Why Leetchi.com? It's easy & transparent! Thank you!

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