Hot water boiler

In 2015, I became very ill. Permanently exhausted, couldn’t eat, terrible cramps... My GP kept telling me I had indigestion and told me to stop bothering him the third time I went back after getting steadily worse. I had some blood tests done and things came to a head when I went back to the surgery one day to find out about the results as they had not contacted me about it. As the receptionist told me everything was fine, I collapsed and left the surgery literally on all fours while everyone just looked on. A friend took me to hospital, where I was diagnosed a few hours later with leukaemia. I had AML, and another form of leukaemia as well, the name of which now escapes me. Just like that, I was out of work and out of action for years. Chemotherapy nearly killed me, but I eventually became well enough to receive a bone marrow transplant, with my eldest brother as a donor. Financially, this crippled my family. I suffer from graft host disease, the skin of my hands and feet is hyper sensitive and I cannot do the manual work I used to do. I also have reduced lung capacity as I contracted pneumonia when I was receiving chemotherapy and one of my lungs has been scarred. Originally from a travelling circus background, I never received the education and qualifications that could enable me to find other employment like admin for example. I receive ESA at the moment but I have a mortgage and bills to pay and all the money is spoken for. We do not have hot water in our home at the moment, our boiler stopped working 2 years ago and we have had 2 years of boiling pans of water to take a bath! I have even approached our local council to see about funding but they cannot help or won’t help... 
Thank you very much for your time, thank you for reading my story, anything at all you can help us with will be gratefully received. It will make s family’s life easier to live.

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  • Michelle Cook 
    • £20 
    • 6 mos
  • Edmund Cohen  
    • £100 
    • 6 mos
  • Jess and Gen Waters 
    • £60 
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  • David Campbell 
    • £20 
    • 6 mos
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    • £55 
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Stuart Bailey 
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