Help Nicola

£3,950 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 160 people in 37 months
Hi, my name is Liz Lambert and  i'm doing this for my friend Nicola Maull on behalf of all of her friends and family. Especially her famiy! Nicola is the most fun, loving, generous, kind hearted, witty gorgeous person i know. Everyone who knows Nic will totally agree 100% with that statement. Nic has been poorly for almost a year now, She was running her own prom business, had an extremely stressfull busy life with the business then about 18/20 months ago Nic just didnt feel herself, put it down to stress with the business mainly. Nic kept getting a tingly sensation in her legs which i agreed would probably stress related as i'd had something similar. Anyway this worsened and Nic started to collapse, no warning at all, her GP told her to take herself off to A&E, which she did numerous times following this. She had an MRI scan at the RVI in Newcastle but the results seemed to take forever until Nic emailed the hospital out off frustration, they rang her a day or two later at 11pm and asked her to go to hospital first thing the next morning. As Steve (her partner) drove her to hospital she been to lose the feeling ing her legs then arms, by the time they reached the hospital she was so poorly and needed a trachy due to respiratory problems. Almost a year later and so many test and treatments they doctors are saying is a disease called NMO. In a nutshell, its a rare auto immune condition that attacks the central nervous system and myelin that protects the spinal cord. The treatments are plasma exchanges, steroids and of course chemo, but as the condition effects each person differently, Nic hasnt responded to the usual treatments. Due to the inflammation of the central nervous system it causes brain stem swelling which causes respiratory problems. Relapses can happen any time and are unpredictable, and can leadto further disablement and paralysis (which has happened in Nic's case) There is still no known cure and the cause of onset is also unknown.
Nicola has been parted from her partner Steve and her 9 year old, Niall for 11months. Hopefully with the help of different donations and charity events she will be able to come home where she belongs, but will need 24 hour care as she can stop breathing at any time. In order for this to happen Nic needs her home ready, some of the things needed are, an airflow bed,  a track hoist,  a voice controlled wheelchair,  ramps to access the house and a wet room downstairs. 
The funds are starting to come in lovely and Nicola is overwhelmed with peoples generosity but we need more, therefore we as friends ask for any help however big or small. Nic being at home means she can see her son every single day, and her friends and family will always be at hand. Click on the link to get a better understanding of Nicola's dire situation. Thanks so much in advance from the bottom of our hearts. xx 
http://www.nhs.co.uk/conditions/neuromyelitis-optica/pages/introduction.aspx
Just an update 26th May- Nicola has now returned home and the latest is Nicola is NOT entitled to physiotherapy, or a bath, she also has to buy her own car for them to get out as a family or even for the carers to just get Nic out of the four walls. So Monies raised will now be going towards a wheelchair accessible car. We as friends and family owe it to Nic to help as much as we can, for the simple reason she would do or has done exactly that for all of us! xxx
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Well what a fantastic night we had on friday, Karen, Gill, Caroline and Donna did brilliant, everyone chipping as much as possible. For those who don't know, almost £2800 was raised. Unbelievable amount. Well done to everyone involved, little superstars xxxx
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Afternoon you lovely lot! Karen Gill and myself are now selling prize draw tickets which will be drawn on 1st July at Nicola's disco. If anyone would like any to sell at work or between family please contact any of us. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Sunday xxx
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Morning guys, £3k in the pot and £1200 from football shirt, thank you! We must keep sharing as most of you will know Nicola's plight,she is entitled to NOTHING from our government, (absolute disgrace)!!
Anyway we can't dwell as that's the way it is, so we have to look on the positive side and remind ourselves as a community, friends and family what we have so far achieved for Nic.
Karen and Gill's disco is 3 weeks tomorrow and hopefully the prize draw tickets will be here by tomorrow for anyone wanting them. Some amazing prizes up for grabs too, so again thank you for your donations of money and gifts.
So please keep sharing and remember not one of us know's what is round the corner, could happen to any of us. Thank you again xxx
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£50 off 3k woo hoo. Thank you, you beautiful generous people xxx
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Raised by 160 people in 37 months
Created May 6, 2016
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HC
£10
Helen Collingwood
34 months ago
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LM
£400
Lisa Morrison
34 months ago
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Proceeds from the Ocean Colour Scene gold disc donation. Donated by Damon Minchella and highest bidder was Barry Mason. Thanks to everyone who bid and especially Damon for such an amazing donation! X

LM
£160
Lisa Morrison
34 months ago
1
1

Proceeds of the fun day at Bluebell Close hosted by Joan Morrison and Home Group.

MH
£20
Mrs G Hubery
34 months ago
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Good Luck Nicola Love Mrs G Hubery

MD
£10
Michelle Devonport
35 months ago
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Wishing you all the very best Nicola xxx

DS
£20
Darren Sayers
35 months ago
1
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LM
£25
Lisa Morrison
35 months ago
1
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Proceeds from the Steve White donated items (The Style Council)

AH
£40
Amanda Hartley
35 months ago
1
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SW
£265
Sharon Whitehead
35 months ago
3
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Monies raised from the Colour Rush Obstacle Run by Julie Bonas and Sharon Whitehead xx

£50
Anonymous
36 months ago
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