Tina's Medical Treatment Fund

€7,211 of €30,000 goal

Raised by 172 people in 14 months
Tina is from a small village outside Tralee and was recently diagnoised with Alpers Disease.  Alpers is a progressive neurological disease.  Ireland doesn't provide adequate treatment for Alpers, so America is our only chance at easing her seizures.  There is no known cure for the condition - this is why we need to raise enough to take Tina to America for treatment urgently. Tina was 2 and a half when she went into a coma on holidays, then the seizers happened so up and down to Temple Street Hospital since. Tinas balance was never good or she couldn’t walk far she had been exhausted, so I (her mom) knew there was something wrong with her but I was told she was fine. Last March Tina was diagnosed with Alpers there is no cure for it, and she needs medical Cannabis to try stop the seizures which hopefully will give her a longer time with us as we are devastated and helpless. If we get her to Colorado as soon as we can before she really deteriorates that would be a dream – I would like to thank everyone for all there likes and shares, it means it getting out there for these poor children who we could save.

The aim of this go fund me page is to allow us fund her travel and stay in America for her treatment.

Every cent raised will go directly to helping Tina get the treatment she needs and can't get in Ireland.
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We have removed paypal donations from our go fund me page to show a true reflection of what go fund me has brought in. any queries, please email tinasfund@tinamcelligott.com
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****UPDATE FROM SPAIN****

Yesterday, Mags & Tina attended the Kalapa Clinic where they met Tina's new medical team. The Spanish team went through all her medication and were astonished by the amount of tablets she was taking daily.

The team quickly assessed her needs, her illness, and consulted with her Irish Medical Team, and will continue to do so.

Tina, thanks to her mom's willingness to take her child to Spain and the funding this cause has received, Tina is now taking just the two bottles below. We are glad to report this evening that Tina has had one seizure today as opposed to the amount she usually has, and it only lasted a few minutes.

I can't urge strongly enough how important it is for us to get help from you - our followers, and your circle of friends to keep Tina in Spain where she can get the medicine she needs.

Her Spanish Team have estimated that she will need to remain in Barcelona for up-to four months, which we have calculated will cost approx. 35k.

I know this is a very big ask, but Tina's life, just like any childs life, is priceless. Please donate what you can on www.tinamcelligott.com/donate-now - 100% of money raise is going directly to Keeping Tina in Spain.

From Tina's Army.
Her Spanish medicine
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Over 5k raised thank you all
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And so it beings, what will hopefully be a magnificent step for Tina.

The clinic have agreed to see Tina on May 2nd, and to give her time to settle in, she is booked to leave Ireland via Dublin Airport this Sunday.

It isn't cheap, even with with Ryanair, Trivago, and the Kalapa Clinic, but only one thing comes to mind - LIFE IS PRICELESS, and that is the message we need to carry forward. We don't have a political agenda, we just want to give her the only chance she has left at a longer life.

On writing this message, we have €5,100 in the kitty, her consultation and two weeks of treatment will cost us €3,549.70 and that is just to get there.

I'm appealing to everyone, far and wide to please support us on our journey with Tina, we are petrified to lose our girl, as any parents would be.

Please help us get her the help she needs in Spain by donating what you can, we have no agenda other than wanting to help our daughter.

https://www.gofundme.com/k4uju-tinas-medical-treatment

Thank You All.
What getting to Spain will cost.
Tina today after a 40 minute seizure.
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€7,211 of €30,000 goal

Raised by 172 people in 14 months
Created March 4, 2017
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€50
Anonymous
8 months ago
BG
€280
Belfast Cannabis Group
10 months ago

Belfast cannabis group was delighted to help

AH
€20
Anne Horgan
10 months ago

Wishing you well x

KP
€10
Karen Pullen
10 months ago

I wish ye all the best and hope your daughter gets through this xx

€50
Gino Kenny
10 months ago

All the Best Mags and Tina. Delighted it's working out.

€20
Anonymous
11 months ago
€10
Anonymous
11 months ago
CG
€10
Ciaran Mc Grath
11 months ago

All the best.. disgrace another family from Ireland has to leave there home for a safe non toxic medicine .. Legalize it

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