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Hi, how are you? I'm not sure how to go about this, so I'll start by telling you who this is for:


Two months ago, after a difficult second pregnancy, my cousin Pamela had to have a caesarean section because her baby was breech. There were complications after it and she developed sepsis, and then celulitis and Pyoderma Gangrenosum, had twelve operations in ten days and was put into a medically induced coma.

After a few days her family - husband, new born, son Damien, sister Jill, best friend Razina (who flew in from Australia), her mum and dad, cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family - were invited to say goodbye to her.

Miraculously she has managed to pull through, but faces a long and uphill struggle. The hospital are estimating it will take Pamela at least two years to get back to semi normalcy.

This isn't the only struggle the family is facing. Pamela’s father has terminal cancer, and as a result of the difficult birth and after events, out of the 6 adults in the immediate family, only one is working. With Christmas on the way, with a baby and a pre-teen, the family have resolved themselves to only exchanging small gifts.

But this family deserve so much more. Pamela treats everyone like they are her favourite person. Her dad is the kindest person in the world I have ever met. Their family does not deserve any more badness.

So I am asking for random acts of kindness to shine through. If you could donate even £2, it will be a small something that, when added together, can bring a smile to this family’s face. It can show them that they don't need to battle alone, and that good things do happen.

Alternatively, you can send them a simple Christmas card, simply to show that they are in the prayers of different people.

(Send cards to: The Sinclair Family
126 Muirshiel Cresent
Glasgow
G53 6PJ
Scotland
United Kingdom)

***Some people have asked about giving gifts to the family - for the kids and adults - feel free to send them to the address above or to Pamela or Jill or Linda's house.

I am hoping to get the funds ready to give to them the week before Christmas, so that presents and food can be bought for the big day. The cards will be posted through their door on Christmas eve.

Thank you for reading this far, and if all you do is share this page, thank you, and God bless you xxx
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With only a week to the big day, I want to express my heart felt gratitude to everyone who has said a kind word, donated money, gifts and or cards to Pamela and her family. This fund was set up to help ease the strain that the season was having on this amazing family, more so than usual, due to their circumstances.

Last night there was a family gathering where Pamela and her family received the cards, gifts and the money that had been collected so far. Pamela called me at 1am with tears of joy and thanks.

So I'm passing it on and saying it again: thank you, everyone, from my family to yours xx
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So far Pamela's story has been shared by the Sunday Post, Daily Record and the Daily Mail online! Here's hoping for more awareness of pyoderma, and more donations for the family this Christmas time. Every little helps xx
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In today's Sunday Post Pamela shared her amazing journey she's going through. Hopefully this will lead to more awareness of her condition, and more donations!

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/for-so-long-all-i-wanted-was-a-baby-to-love-i-never-dreamed-that-having-my-mirren-would-almost-kill-me/
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I can't believe we broke £2500! You guys amaze me with your generosity- but if you've yet to donate please do so! While money can't give Pamela back her lost time with her family, it can help make this season a little brighter and easier.

I visited Pamela today with a surprise and we spoke at length about how much she appreciates everyone's words, donations and messages, for praying for her and her family, and keeping them in your thoughts.

There are some plans made for the money, but I'll post what they are after Santa delivers them xx
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Alison Slane
28 months ago
2
2

I'm friends with Razina over here in Oz so haven't met you Pamela but was so sorry to hear what you and your family have been through lately. Luckily you're blessed with true family and friends. Hope this Christmas is a special one for you all x

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Pamela Sinclair
28 months ago
1
1

Here I go again, reading this page and feeling so supported and loved by each and everyone of you, we never expected this response, over £2000 you all have donated and myself and my family are touched at your kindness. I cannot thank you all enough. Kimberley set this page up with the intentions of raising £250 but everyone has donated at took it way above the target for our family to have an extra special Christmas this year, and that we shall have, I am truly greatful for my life after nearly loosing it. So to Kimberley and everyone who supported my family I thank you from the bottom of my heart, u will never know how much ur kindness, generosity and positive words have meant to us at such a rubbish time in our life's. My dad is doing well through his Chemotherapy and will be finished the horrid treatment in time to enjoy Xmas. I have been discharged from hospital to enjoy Christmas and then back to hospital in January to have reconstruction surgery to my abdomain (1st of many ops) il have in the future. Again thanks for making a very traumatised new mummy have something to smile for. Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope. Thank you all

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Nicola Whiteside
28 months ago
1
1

My donation has been made.. have a lovely Christmas xx

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Corrina Allan
28 months ago
1
1

Have the most magical Christmas with your family You are so strong . Lots of love Corrina Conor and Freya xxxxxx

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Dianne McMillan
28 months ago
1
1

I hope you have the best Christmas, life sucks sometimes xxx

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Lisa Kinney
28 months ago
1
1

Pamela you are defo 1 in a million and the nicest person to everyone. You have a place in everyones heart, your kindness and the love you share is such a treasure to us all. You are doing so well and even though you no its gony b a long road u still put that big smile on your face, it so brave. xx

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Donna Marie
28 months ago
1
1

I've been thinking about u every day Pamela since I heard about what happened to u. Had weekly updates from Casey and James who love u so much. You have such a lovely family and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas together. Lots & Lots of Love to u all.

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Claire Marie Mcintyre
28 months ago
1
1

Best wishes Pamela, to your dad and family. Wishing you a speedy recovery xx

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Lisa Muirhead
28 months ago
1
1

Good luck in your recovery process hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas you all deserve happiness honestly your story has really made me realise how precious life is thinking of you all x

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Helen Boyce
28 months ago
1
1

Thanks everyone who has donated yous are all so kind love from all my family xxxx

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Kathleen Fulton
28 months ago
1
1

So glad your on the road to recovery Pamela , You deserve all the support you are getting ,, hope you and the family have a great Christmas x

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Pamela Sinclair
28 months ago
1
1

OMG i did not realise how much ppl care, i am overwhelmed with ppl's kindness and generosity, i never knew Kimberley was setting up a gonfund page and when i saw it i was shocked, i couldn't sleep last night bcoz i was smiling from ear to ear with all of the lovely comments and messages ppl wrote, i re-read them all night long. u have no idea how difficult things are for me just now, Struggling to get my head round it all and deal with the loss of independence but trying to stay positive. Impact on the family and hubby is huge and trying to avoid the guilt trips... but its still early days. having to use wheelchair and walking stick and will be for quite a while, needing reconstruction surgery for my abdominal area (this is why its gna take so long to recover) Iv been in hospital now for 10 weeks, had a near death experience, but all this has been without my kids and being unable to care for my newborn daughter, the ability to bond with her was snatched away from me. Iv done the hard bit and fought to be alive and once i get out of hospital i will make up for lost time with my kids. This Christmas is going to be extra special. Thanks to all you lovely ppl out there who care and show kindness to others, it means alot. I would love to thank you all personally, honestly thank you from the bottom of my heart I am here and that's what matters xxx

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Amiie Dickson
28 months ago
1
1

Me and Stephen will be leaving a donation as soon as were paid. Pamela is a very special girl and means alot to me. They all deserve the best Christmas ever after what they have all been through ❤ xxx

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Debi Macleod
28 months ago
1
1

I actually can't believe what I'm reading! I'm so sorry for what has happened huni to you and your family. I send well wishes for al the family and you will always be in my thoughts.. Pamela was amazing to mysel when my son was diagnosed so I certainly will donate when I get paid at end of month... thinking of you all at this hard time Xx

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Sarah Gunn
28 months ago
1
1

Hope you all have the best Christmas truly deserved ❤️

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Jill Lynch Divers
28 months ago
1
1

Thanks everyone u r all so kind luv myself and my family x

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Nicola Whiteside
27 months ago
1
1

Pamela have a wonderful Christmas with ur family big hugs xx

NJ
£10
Nicky James
27 months ago
2
2

Hi Pamela. I heard your story from your friend Ami. I am a Mum of 2 & wishing you a very happy Christmas. Xx

£10
Anonymous
27 months ago
1
1
SL
£10
Susan Lunan
27 months ago
1
1

To Baby Mirren, Damian, Pamela & Derek. Merry Christmas and lots of love from Baby Kyle, Cameron, Susan & Derrick (QEUH) xx

LL
£20
Lianne Logan
27 months ago
1
1

Have a wonderful Christmas

Alison Slane
28 months ago
2
2

I'm friends with Razina over here in Oz so haven't met you Pamela but was so sorry to hear what you and your family have been through lately. Luckily you're blessed with true family and friends. Hope this Christmas is a special one for you all x

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Pamela Sinclair
28 months ago
1
1

Here I go again, reading this page and feeling so supported and loved by each and everyone of you, we never expected this response, over £2000 you all have donated and myself and my family are touched at your kindness. I cannot thank you all enough. Kimberley set this page up with the intentions of raising £250 but everyone has donated at took it way above the target for our family to have an extra special Christmas this year, and that we shall have, I am truly greatful for my life after nearly loosing it. So to Kimberley and everyone who supported my family I thank you from the bottom of my heart, u will never know how much ur kindness, generosity and positive words have meant to us at such a rubbish time in our life's. My dad is doing well through his Chemotherapy and will be finished the horrid treatment in time to enjoy Xmas. I have been discharged from hospital to enjoy Christmas and then back to hospital in January to have reconstruction surgery to my abdomain (1st of many ops) il have in the future. Again thanks for making a very traumatised new mummy have something to smile for. Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope. Thank you all

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Nicola Whiteside
28 months ago
1
1

My donation has been made.. have a lovely Christmas xx

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Corrina Allan
28 months ago
1
1

Have the most magical Christmas with your family You are so strong . Lots of love Corrina Conor and Freya xxxxxx

+ Read More
Dianne McMillan
28 months ago
1
1

I hope you have the best Christmas, life sucks sometimes xxx

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Lisa Kinney
28 months ago
1
1

Pamela you are defo 1 in a million and the nicest person to everyone. You have a place in everyones heart, your kindness and the love you share is such a treasure to us all. You are doing so well and even though you no its gony b a long road u still put that big smile on your face, it so brave. xx

+ Read More
Donna Marie
28 months ago
1
1

I've been thinking about u every day Pamela since I heard about what happened to u. Had weekly updates from Casey and James who love u so much. You have such a lovely family and I hope you all have a lovely Christmas together. Lots & Lots of Love to u all.

+ Read More
Claire Marie Mcintyre
28 months ago
1
1

Best wishes Pamela, to your dad and family. Wishing you a speedy recovery xx

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Lisa Muirhead
28 months ago
1
1

Good luck in your recovery process hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas you all deserve happiness honestly your story has really made me realise how precious life is thinking of you all x

+ Read More
Helen Boyce
28 months ago
1
1

Thanks everyone who has donated yous are all so kind love from all my family xxxx

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Kathleen Fulton
28 months ago
1
1

So glad your on the road to recovery Pamela , You deserve all the support you are getting ,, hope you and the family have a great Christmas x

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Pamela Sinclair
28 months ago
1
1

OMG i did not realise how much ppl care, i am overwhelmed with ppl's kindness and generosity, i never knew Kimberley was setting up a gonfund page and when i saw it i was shocked, i couldn't sleep last night bcoz i was smiling from ear to ear with all of the lovely comments and messages ppl wrote, i re-read them all night long. u have no idea how difficult things are for me just now, Struggling to get my head round it all and deal with the loss of independence but trying to stay positive. Impact on the family and hubby is huge and trying to avoid the guilt trips... but its still early days. having to use wheelchair and walking stick and will be for quite a while, needing reconstruction surgery for my abdominal area (this is why its gna take so long to recover) Iv been in hospital now for 10 weeks, had a near death experience, but all this has been without my kids and being unable to care for my newborn daughter, the ability to bond with her was snatched away from me. Iv done the hard bit and fought to be alive and once i get out of hospital i will make up for lost time with my kids. This Christmas is going to be extra special. Thanks to all you lovely ppl out there who care and show kindness to others, it means alot. I would love to thank you all personally, honestly thank you from the bottom of my heart I am here and that's what matters xxx

+ Read More
Amiie Dickson
28 months ago
1
1

Me and Stephen will be leaving a donation as soon as were paid. Pamela is a very special girl and means alot to me. They all deserve the best Christmas ever after what they have all been through ❤ xxx

+ Read More
Debi Macleod
28 months ago
1
1

I actually can't believe what I'm reading! I'm so sorry for what has happened huni to you and your family. I send well wishes for al the family and you will always be in my thoughts.. Pamela was amazing to mysel when my son was diagnosed so I certainly will donate when I get paid at end of month... thinking of you all at this hard time Xx

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Sarah Gunn
28 months ago
1
1

Hope you all have the best Christmas truly deserved ❤️

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Jill Lynch Divers
28 months ago
1
1

Thanks everyone u r all so kind luv myself and my family x

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