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Skydive!Raise money for the aplastic anaemia trust
£52 raised
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For those who didn't already know, I was diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia in 2009. Aplastic anemia is a rare but serious and potentially life threatening disorder. Only 2 in a million people get the disease every year. It can develop ...

For those who didn't already know, I was diagnosed with severe aplastic anaemia in 2009. Aplastic anemia is a rare but serious and potentially life threatening disorder.

Only 2 in a million people get the disease every year. It can develop suddenly or slowly and often takes a while to detect. The disorder tends to get worse over time, unless its cause is found and treated. Treatments for aplastic anemia include blood transfusions, blood and marrow stem cell transplants, and medicines.

I was treated in bristol haematology and oncology center and was given a 5 year remission period, in which I was told if I got through those 5 years, chances of it coming back were unlikely! The first year was not easy with frequent daily visits for 4-8 hour transfusions and being held in isolation rooms aswell as being housebound. Luckily I never had a bone marrow transplant, which is life threatening itself and 5 years later I'm still alive and kickin'!! To celebrate the end of my remission I am doing a skydive, to raise money for the aplastic anaemia trust and general awareness for the disease. I bet you've never even heard of it! ;)

'Thanks in large part to the work of the Trust, guidelines for AA care have improved throughout the UK and the disease is now well recognised by the haematology community. Additionally, the prognoses of those patients with the disease are no longer so bleak; 25 years ago, no more than 3 in 10 AA patients survived for a year, but today as many as 8 in 10 will be restored to a good quality of life'

So please sponsor/donate anything you can, I really appreciate it! This means a lot to me as I've gone through it myself and just want to give something back to the people who saved my life. Thank you!!

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