Help me finally be free

£30,000 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
My mother was an alcoholic and abused alcohol during pregnancy. Due to this, I was born with a hair lip/cleft palate. I was subsequently mentally, emotionally, psychologically and physically abused by my mother from a young age until around the age of 21. Even after I moved out her manipulation and abuse continued. I was made to feel ugly and worthless. Over the years, I have tried several different methods to avoid having surgery (as you may be able to see in my photo) such as lip filler and medical tattooing, I feel like my mother said ugly and worthless, I have such a low self-esteem when it comes to my face and this has caused me to stop going out and enjoying life with my friends and has caused problems with past relationships. None of the methods I have tried have worked and my lip is still misshapen, the scar doesn't look very visible in photos due to the light as it's a white scar, but you can see where it runs right into the middle of where my lip arch should be and also pulls my lip up when it should sit even with the other side. I cannot describe how it feels to wake up every single morning and see the result of a mother who didn't want me on my face, every single day. I am currently studying to become a Child Counsellor and volunteer for Childline (NSPCC) as an Online and Telephone Counsellor, so, unfortunately, I do not have the money to do this myself. The NHS cannot do the lip reconstruction where I live as they do not have the capacity. I have looked and found a surgeon in American who could do this, but as you can imagine there is a cost to this which is what I am raising the money for. Please help me finally be free of the pain I feel every single day whilst looking at my scar and lip, help me to move on.
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£30,000 goal

Campaign created 1 month ago
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