My name is Criana I am 35 years old. I have stage 4 Lipoedema in my arms, legs and lower waist. I have had it since I was a teenager but not knowing always thought I was overweight. In 2016 I got diagnosed and finally it all made sense. Currently I am suffering with this pain 24 hours a day, it has been affecting me mentally and physically everyday. I struggle to sleep and do any activities now. I am currently on long term sick from work since December 2018 as I can no longer work behind a desk. After 16 years of service I will now lose my job. The NHS do not fund Lipoedema patients, as we require Liposuction to get rid of the abnormal fat cells, and they think its cosmetic. It is definitely not cosmetic it is a need for me to lead a normal life for myself and my family especially my 5 year old son, I would gain so much from having the treatment. Unfortunately the treatment I require will cost a substantial amount as there will be approximately upto 7 procedures required. This is a unaffordable sum for me to be able to provide and this is why I am asking for your compassion and support to help change my life forever. I will be eternally grateful if you are able to donate as much as you possibly can. Thank you for your support.
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Criana Kaur Shemar
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom