Chance to live a normal life

$15,550 of $120,000 goal
Given by 362 generous donors in 5 weeks

Mel deserves to live a normal life please help her to do this

Dunedin, Otago

Our daughter, Mel King, (28) went to Germany for life saving surgery in September last year. Unfortunately as a result of the underlying condition Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos syndrome she has developed new compressions including May Thurner and neurogenic MALS and other underlying problems.

This does not mean the Germany surgery was unsuccessful. As a result we need to get her overseas for surgery. In September we will be taking her to Spain to get these new compressions fixed.

She is down to just 39kg, can’t eat very much at all and has no energy to do anything. She is suffering from debilitating symptoms and severe malnutrition.

A former fitness instructor, she is now just a shadow of her former self. Unable to work and live a normal life. It is very expensive but we want our daughter back. Please help us get her there. Any donation would be a massive help!

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Cheryl King's involvement (page creator)

Mel is our youngest of two daughters.

Use of funds

The money will be spent on surgery, flights and accomodation.

If we do not raise all the money, any money will be used to help with the cost of the surgery.

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A huge thank you   20 July 2024

Hi all, just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone that has donated. Also a huge thank you to our stuff reporter.


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Namrata 9 hours ago
All the best with everything.
Catherine 10 hours ago
God bless you Mel and your family
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Clare 22 hours ago
Sorry to hear her story I hope people get on board to help!!

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This campaign started on 15 Jun 2024 and ends on 15 Dec 2024.