Help Andreaa get the help she needs

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Raised by 259 people in 41 months

My name is Claire Wood I am one of the Directors of The Life Foundation and a junior doctor working at Croydon University hospital. 

I am raising money for a very special lady called Andreea, who lives in a Roma community in Slatina, Romania. Unfortunately Andreea suffers from scoliolis and due to her family not being able to afford the surgery it has progressed so that Andreea requires to be on a breathing machine most of the day through a tracheostomy which her mother manages at home. 
Andreea is a happy girl and loves watching tv, doing arts and crafts and hanging out with her older sister. She lives with her mum, dad, brother and elder sister in a very poverty stricken area. At night they all share one bed and the only toilet available is outside which is very hard for Andreea to use in the winter on her ventilator. They struggle to heat the house in the winter where temperatures can reach minus 20 and often have their electricity cut off as they cannot afford the bills. Andreea's father and grandfather work very hard but her mum must stay at home to care for Andreea. Andreea's brother and sister are at school and their parents would like them to stay and become educated rather than working which is traditional within their community. 
Andreea can still have surgery however, to make sure she receives the correct operation and after-care we are looking to raise £5000 to help with the rods for the spinal surgery, her medication she will need and physiotherapy she will need afterwards. However as Andreea's condition is progressing it may not be possible soon to have her operated on, as her lungs get worse the higher the risk of anaesthetising her becomes. This is why we are very desperate to raise the money as quickly as possible. 

If we cannot make our target but manage to raise a certain amount we will use the money to make Andreea comfortable during the final stages of her life

Sadly, Andreea's younger brother is also suffering from the same condition but he is young so hopefully we will be able to get him the surgery much sooner that his sister.  If we raise £5000 for Andrea any extra can go towards Bogdans surgery. 
I would be eternally grateful for any money raised and it would go directly towards making a difference to not only Andreea's life but for her parents and siblings as well. I would be able to update anyone who donates on Andreea's progress.
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Hello everyone thank you for your continued support. I went to Romania last week and visited Andreea and her family. I have some very sad news that despite the money Andreea can no longer have her surgery as she is too unwell now. However I have discussed with her mother and her grandfather about what we can do with the fabulous amount of money everyone raised, Andreeas mum was particularly concerned that she has never had a childhood as she has always been sick so after speaking with Andreea we have decided to use some of the money to send her and her family for a few days in the mountains for a holiday with swimming pool. They were so excited I wish you could of seen Andreeas face when we told her this. Honestly it was magical. I had a lot of discussion with her family about Andreea and her end of life care and we have worked out a plan to keep her comfortable when that time comes, part of that is fixing an inside bathroom for her so she doesn't need to wash and go to the toilette in the garden which I am sure you can imagine is a massive deal. The family although very sad about Andreea are delighted we have enough money for Bogdan, he is currently receiving daily physio to try and delay him needing the surgery and other stuff like nutritional support as he is very underweight. His mother was so relieved that she would not have to watch another of her children suffer.

I cannot thank you enough for all you have done and made a true difference to this family. I wish I could of had you all there to see the families face when we gave them the news of your wonderful donations.

Many thanks and love
Claire xxx
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Thank you so much for all your hard work now they will get their surgery. Any extra pennies will go towards buying things for their stay in hospital xxx
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Hey everyone thanks we've reached our target if we continue to raise more we can use it for Bogdan so keep going please :) lots of love and thanks Claire xxx
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Thanks for everyone's amazing donations if we get over £5000 it can go towards getting her younger brother his surgery as well. So please keep giving. It's amazing :) xx
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Aimee Saunders
40 months ago

Is the any medical intervention that could help Andreea if she was brought to the UK?

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40 months ago
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40 months ago
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41 months ago
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41 months ago
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Jessie Howard
41 months ago

I hope Andreaa and her family are happy and well and get all the support they need in the future x

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41 months ago
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Richard Harwood
41 months ago

Delighted both of you will receive the treatment you need

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Elizabeth Tuley
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Aimee Saunders
40 months ago

Is the any medical intervention that could help Andreea if she was brought to the UK?

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