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Lauren's MS Treatment - Reprogram Her Life

  • Fundraising events aswell 🤩💜     30 July 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    We have various fundraising events that we do every month this month it is a pop up op shop👗👕👖👚👠👜😊 ,every Tuesday and Thursday during August every doller collected helps my daughter Lauren get closer to her treatment, so as always we can't thank everyone enough for the donations and support we receive.

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  • Hospital appointments      26 July 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Lauren getting her treatment that she gets every 6wks ,this is one of the many hospital appointments she has to do on her days off ,this does not help her fatigue, this treatment would put a end to this and she would be able to have a future appointment free please help by sharing and donating thankyou for reading this we appreciate every single donation it all makes a difference 🤩💜

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  • Why we are here to help Lauren      16 July 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    We are parents of a baby girl Lauren 😊 she has grown up to be a amazing young woman 💕 been through so much in her life.

    6yrs ago her life changed forever they told her she had MS she has had many hurdles but has kept going 💜 .

    We are fundraising to get Lauren a treatment that can halt the progression of MS and change her life.

    We need people to like, share and follow.

    You can all help.

    The support we have received has been overwhelming but we need more,so please join in our events if you can if not donate 😊follow us on our Facebook page Lauren's MS treatment reprogram her life.

    We want our daughter to have the life she deserves one with a positive future and not one of fear thank you for reading this 🤩💜

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  • Fundraising sausage sizzle      12 June 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    We had a great day today ,a sausage sizzle raised $415 we are getting there had a quiz night last Saturday and raised over $1600 all this plus donations from this page are getting us closer to Lauren getting her treatment we really appreciate every donation.

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  • Fundraising      23 May 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    We are still fundraising we will help Lauren get closer to her treatment

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  • Lauren's life     23 May 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Well the last few weeks have been such an emotional rollercoaster. 🎢🥴

    I miss my friends and clients from ECB vets so much. ❤

    I was a fish out of water starting at my new clinic figuring out there veterinary software, paper forms and forming relationships with my new colleagues.

    Surprisingly though I have caught in very quickly to how they do things. 😯💡

    The best and most exciting part though is teaching them the things I know and making changes there for the better.

    I am respected and listened to when it comes to my opinion and recommendations.

    There are some exciting things to come! 🥳

    Keeping true to my mission going into nursing which was, to better the standard of care for rabbits and other pets that are forgotten about in many veterinary practices, feels amazing and just right. 🐰🐭🐦🦎

    At East Coast Bays Vets I feel I had done what I needed to and I had to move on and share the amazing things we had put in place.

    What I learnt from working at a practice such as East Coast Bays Vets is truly invaluable but mostly what the other amazing people I had the pleasure of working with taught me made me the nurse I am today. ❤👩‍⚕️

    I miss you all and can't thank you all enough!

    Keep posted for some exciting times ahead x

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  • We are so grateful for your donation 🤩     13 May 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    This is going to be a long post please read to the end.

    I know times have been hard for many people 💜 which is why we are so grateful for every donation we receive 😊 . I'm sure people see me asking for help and don't know how to react please SHARE that would be appreciated. We are in our 2nd year of fundraising so things slow down ☹ but if everyone donated $1/£1 and all there friends did we could book Lauren's Hsct treatment and change her life forever 🤩

    People can see the amazing young woman who needs your help MS can be a invisible illness please help us anyway you can THANKYOU 🤩💜http://bit.ly/2FSHfdi

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  • Covid increase      6 May 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Hi just wanted to let people know that we priced the treatment and due to covid exchange rates the price has risen from $52.000 to $72.000 .

    We also need funds for flights,insurance and after treatment.

    So please could everyone share and donate.

    Be part of a team that helps Lauren get closer to her treatment thankyou 💜

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  • Exciting Announcement 🍾🎉     5 April 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Hi Everyone.

    I have two things to announce actually the first being I made my first video. 🎬

    These sorts of things give me great anxiety but with my dog Boss by my side I did it! 🐾❤

    Last but certainly not least we made it over half way to $50,000. 🎉

    I cannot believe the kindness and support I have received over the past year. My family and I can't Express just how grateful we truly are. 💜🙏

    You are all amazing and if you want to see the video head over to our Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=825477414704862

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  • Happy Easter, Happy Times     1 April 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    My family, friends, work and especially my mum have been working so hard on different events and projects to fundraise for me. How humbling this experience has been.

    Due to their extremely hard work and kindness we can decrease our Givealittle goal.

    Thank you to everyone from donations to event planning it all helps get me closer to getting my treatment.

    Happy Easter

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  • Why we are fundraising      12 March 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Hi Lauren gets a infusion every 6wks to try and halt the MS if she was to get HSCT TREATMENT It would halt the progression, Lauren has no partner or children and with her MS dosent see a future but with the treatment she will get her future back 😊 she does have fur babies a dog Boss and 2 rabbits Tequila/ kale she's a dedicated vet nurse and looks forward to doing more after her treatment she would be able to go around the world she can't just now as health insurance is too expensive another way her life would change so please share and donate you can change her life forever THANKYOU 💜

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  • Fundraising Brother      2 March 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Ryan is Lauren's big brother and he's doing this to help 🤩💜

    So tomorrow. March 1st I start my “Proclaimerthon” 500 miles walked in 40days (I extended this due to me knowing work can get busy and finding time to walk might be more difficult). This is to raise awareness of my sisters drive to change her life. She has the chance to have a procedure that would stop the progression of her MS.

    As many of us know in the US medical procedures can be super expensive even at the other side of the world. I’ll be documenting my progress here, Instagram and Twitter. Please consider donating if you can at her give a little page here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/laurens-ms-treatment-reprogram-her-life.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and hope you can follow along as a fat middle aged man tries to walk 12.5miles a day whilst doing all the other regular things that need to happen.

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  • This is Lauren      10 January 2021
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    This is the amazing person who we are fundraising for please help by sharing this page and donating thankyou 💜

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  • Merry Christmas      26 December 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Thankyou to everyone for your generous support we appreciate every donation, hope you have all had a amazing Christmas 🎄🥳💜

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  • Fundraising events      25 November 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Signed All Black Rugby World Cup winning team jersey for auction 😆🏆

    All proceeds towards my medical treatment 👩‍⚕️

    http://bit.ly/2FSHfdi

    An amazing donation from former All Black Tony Woodcock. 💜

    An ideal Christmas present for yourself or someone special 🎄🎁 #allblack #nzrugby #rugbyunion

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/sports/sports-memorabilia/rugby-union/jerseys/listing/2874342734

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  • Fundraising events      17 November 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    So after doing no exercise all summer, I decided to virtually climb Mount Everest 🙈🤷‍♀️ I have already made it more than 2000ft!

    My cousin Lauren is fundraising to cover the cost of treatment for multiple sclerosis, so I would like to show my support of her by doing this challenge!

    If you'd like donate to Lauren's page, please do! I have a card that doesn't charge for foreign transactions, so I can make a donation for you (receipts/confirmation will be provided)

    https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/laurens-ms-treatment-reprogram-her-life

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  • Fundraising events      3 November 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    We have fundraising events coming craft market ,sausage sizzle, Christmas market also 80s disco these all add to the amount raised the support we have received is overwhelming but we do need more so could you please share and donate thankyou 🤩💜

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  • Fundraising      19 October 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Due to other fundraising events we now have altogether $33,500 in the bank account thankyou so much for everyones support 💜🤩

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  • Why we need your donations      14 October 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    Last week I was made to feel so special 😊

    It was vet nurse awareness week and my work as always made sure they made it special for us all! Not only did we get gifts and lots of sweet treats but we got cards of appreciation from our amazing Vet team. 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️

    I am still struggling daily with my mental health but things like this really help me see that I am appreciated. Also that I am talented in many ways when it comes to my work and that I make a difference to so many animals and their owners lives.

    Things like this keep me going and helps to lift the fog depression holds over me even if only for a short period of time.

    However that is not all my work and colleagues have done for me. Last Saturday my work hosted a quiz night to raise funds for my treatment. They worked so hard over many months to make the night a success. Everyone had a job on the night and they gave up their time with pleasure to help. I cannot Express how thankful I am to them. 💜

    My work and the amazing people who not only showed up on the night but the people who sponsored tables and donated items raised a massive $8400!!🤑

    We are now almost 1/3 of the way to hitting the $100,000 target. 🎆🎉

    Thank you all for your support not only financially bit mentally. I never thought we could even raise what we have so far. It was my mum who believed we could do it.

    So remember no matter how bad things get there is good hiding out there somewhere. 🌈

    Thank you 💜

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  • Hospital appointments      17 September 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    Wednesday was Lauren's day off how did she spend it ....in Auckland hospital getting her infusion this is something she does every 5wks😷 then the rest of the day spent resting due to fatigue. Doctors appointments are how alot of her days off are spent this is how her illness takes over her life and is why we are fundraising to get this treatment. Lauren deserves a normal life help us become part of her team share and donate thankyou 🤩💜http://bit.ly/2FSHfdi

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  • Amazing Friends     5 September 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Through my journey I have been shown just how amazing my friends are!

    Today my friend Chenye gave up here time to sell some amazing succulents she had grown. She ended up raising $250.

    I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life 🙏💜

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  • 🎉🤩over $21.010 wow amazing      31 August 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    Really appreciate all the donations that have got is to this amount 💜 we have people who give every week ,other people who are constantly donating in loads of different ways . We have many fundraising events happening so the full total in the bank so far is🎉$25.000 this has been a hard year for everyone so a big THANKYOU to everyone who are helping get Lauren her treatment 💜

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  • Thankyou 💜     23 August 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    A big thankyou for all the donations we are receiving 💜 we really appreciate every one of them ,we are also doing alot of fundraising plant sales ,car stickers ,quiz nights,sausage sizzle, movie nights the support we get is overwhelming in these hard times ,fundraising during a pandemic has been hard but we hope everyone is safe and healthy 🤩💜 again thankyou 💜

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  • Wow over $20.000🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉     5 August 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    🎉🎉🎉Thankyou you to everyone who has donated to get us to this figure 🎉🎉🎉 we really appreciate people donating and sharing this page 🤩💜 we have raised more money at other events eg: quiz nights ,sausage sizzles, pop up op shop and our up comming movie night plus a mud run everyone is helping get Lauren this treatment a again a big THANKYOU 🎉🤩💜

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  • Green Thumb!     2 August 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    One of my amazing friends donated some succulents. I have been trying my hand at making some displays and actually having fun in the process. Here's hoping they are a success and help us reach our goal.

    Lauren

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  • People are amazing      30 July 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    We are getting so many donations 🎉🎉🎉👍 on this page also donations through other fundraising events 🤩 we are so grateful as it gets us closer to Lauren's Hsct treatment and thats the reason for all of this so thankyou to everyone you are helping to change Lauren's future 😍💜👍

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  • We need more time.     28 July 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    I first want to thank you all more than ever during these difficult and unprecedented times.

    Due to covid we did get off to a very slow start but through your generosity we are off the mark again.

    Also on advice from my neurologist I sh0uld wait until the covid crisis had become more manageable before getting the treatment. This is really important as my treatment will completely wipe out my immune system and I will have to create a new and improved one. However getting covid during that time would put me in the high fatality group.

    It's a catch 22 really since waiting may mean I get irreversible damage from my MS but in comparison that is not as risky as death.

    So one good thing is we have more time to fundraise and get ready. We would like to extend the fundraising for another 12 months. $100,000 (NZD) is the absolute minimum I need to get the treatment so if in the extra time I raise enough to freeze my eggs for the future that would be even more amazing.

    Thank you all again for your generosity and support. Watch this space for some amazing events coming up.

    Lauren 💜

    (Tequila posing for a photo for attention 🐰)

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  • Finding Hope     22 July 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    As many of you know I have had recent struggles with mental illness. Slowly I am getting better having family, friends and my fur babies by my side.

    But with the recent fundraising my brother Rikki started has given me not just hope that I can make my goal but also hope in people again.

    I am so grateful for everyone's support. I never imagined a year ago that we would be able to even raise this amount no matter over $100,000 (NZD)!

    My team at work are so awesome and are not only doing a quiz night but also a mud run for me.

    I can't thank everyone enough but I can promise that, once I have had my treatment and recovered, I will be out in the world working and volunteering with vulnerable animals.

    Thank you all! 💜🐾💜

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  • New goal     16 July 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    We are looking forward to raising this amount and getting Lauren her treatment 💜

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  • Amazing donation comming in 🤩     16 July 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    We are excited at the total is rising🎉🎉🎉🤩, it is very motivating after the slowdown of lockdown😍, we have alot of fundraising things happening, sausage sizzle, mud run and quiz night so far .We appreciate every single donation 💜 Thankyou Please if you can donate and share🤩💜

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  • Why we need your donations      24 June 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    🎉🎉our total is climbing and it is amazing people are donating at this hard time 🤩 we would like to say how much we appreciate every donation 💜 and we will reach our goal🎉🎉🎉 thankyou to everyone please if you can donate and share this page 🤩💜.

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  • Why we need your donations      29 May 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    So this year I have been battling with many health issues. I refuse to let it get in the way of my work too much but man it makes every shift so difficult.

    At the moment I am battling sinus issues which cause sleep apnea meaning I'm lucky if i get 4 hours sleep a night. This does not help my ongoing battle with fatigue at all. I am also battling with arthritis in my hands and knees. I have loss of strength in my right hand and arm and recently the vision in my right eye has went blurry.

    One of the most difficult symptoms to deal with and talk about is my difficulty going to the bathroom. I have to take medication to do this basic task. This symptom truly makes me full utterly useless. I cant even do a basic bodily function and I am only 27 years old.

    What makes all of this worse is the failure of the health system to provide me basic care. Every department palms me off to another and it is a constant battle between the other departments blaming my MS and my neurology team saying it is not the MS. I have now decided to only go to appointments that are necessary such as my infusion and drug review.

    I am currently at breaking point. I don't know what to do anymore. The saddest thing is I have begun to look into legal euthanasia. I cannot imagine going through all of this for another 50 plus years.

    I am torn between making a decision to enjoy a really good few years and end in a good place. The alternative seems to be suffer for 50 plus years.

    At the moment with covid my fundraising has stalled and I am really doubting I will be able to meet this goal and get the treatment.

    This is really difficult for me to open up like this but I want to be real with you all. Every single moment of my life is a battle either extreme pain, cramps/spasms, vision problems, breathing problems, loss of feeling/ strength, unbearable fatigue and extreme depression.

    Hopefully sharing helps. Thank you all for your support it really is appreciated.

    This side of MS isn't shown often and I'm glad I can finally begin to make people understand what it's like to have a silent and slowly debilitating illness.

    Please help donate and share thankyou 💜

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  • Medicine Drawer      21 April 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Hey I hope you are all staying safe! I have been able to work so have kept my sanity that way and also doing continual professional development. My current project is rabbit clinics so right up my alley! This actually brings me to today's post.

    I was looking for a notebook for my course notes when I stumbled upon my "drug drawer" which I know most people have. Upon looking at it I thought I should sort it out.

    From the pictures below you can see just how much medication was in there. They are a combination of current medication and past medication I have been on.

    It was crazy to see it in front of me in this way. Before being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis I could barely swallow one tablet. Now i take 30 tablets a day as part of my regular medication and varying other amounts of medication to also help control other conditions or symptoms.

    I almost cried looking at this. I worry I will never live a day again in my life where i do not have to take medication daily. I dream about the days before all this where i woke up and went about my day without alarms on my phone reminding me to take more tablets. I remember how this morning the thought of swallowing 9 tablets was making me feel physically sick.

    Can you help me try to regain a life where this may never be reality again?

    By donating just a few dollars you will be helping me on my way to a life which reflects a 27 year old rather than that of a pensioners. You could be one of my heroes.

    Thank you and stay safe 💜

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  • On the Frontline      12 April 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    I haven't posted for a while because I have had a terrible sinus infection and just went back to work. I am now working 11+ hour days in a gown and mask.

    This is where I want to highlight that it is important to be kind at these times. I know it's hard for everyone so please remember this at all times. Imagine wearing a mask for 11 hours doing housework, gardening, exerting yourself etc. Well I can tell you it is hard!

    For me it causes me to overheat which in turn with multiple sclerosis causes my symptoms to worsen. So why would I do it when in reality I don't have to?

    I do it because my work is my lifes passion. I want to be there to support my team and provide your pet with the care I would expect my own to receive. I also want to support the community by being there to provide affordable care. Imagine if for the whole of level 4 your only option was to go to an after hours clinic?

    Well I can tell you many animals would go untreated due to the financial strain. I would not wish this situation on any owner or animal.

    So please be kind to your vets and vet nurses. Yes things will take longer and communication may be more difficult but the steps we are taking are what we legally need to do.

    Be kind at all times through this extremely difficult period of time. We will get through it together but divided we will fall.

    As you can imagine fundraising at the moment had been put on hold. I am looking at ways to try and get back on track.

    One way you could help to support me and my journey is by donating just a few dollars. Imagine not even as much as that coffee you would have had today?

    If everyone who saw this post donated it would make an enormous difference.

    #StayHomeStaySafe #MultipleSclerosis #BeKind

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  • Online Sales     26 March 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    We have been donated items to sell online with the profits going to the fund. We managed to sell a couch just before the lock down. During this time anything we get is a god send.

    Thank you 😊💜

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  • Money Raised     14 March 2020
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    This weeks Pop Up shop and some private donations have raised $380!

    Thank you all for your support 💜😊

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  • Today's facebook post was a hit!     2 March 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Below is today's post from my fundraising Facebook page. I love having the opportunity to make a difference for many others while trying to help myself. It has really spurred me in as I have been finding it difficult to ask for help so far.

    Thank you all you have been so amazing 💜

    ************

    I have decided to use this platform to also highlight difficulties and certain conditions affecting not only people with Multiple Sclerosis.

    Today's topic is: 80% of Disabilities are not visible 🧐

    I have a disability parking permit. I have been stared at and even abused by people for using the parking spaces even though I have a permit!

    I have spoken to a few people who have a permit (which you need to pay for) and do not use it due to abuse and people starting at them.

    Please be considerate! I am all for outing people who use these spaces without permits but try not to make people who do uncomfortable.

    In my case an elderly man blocked me in my space to abuse me. He said he needed the space more than me and that I was young and there was nothing wrong with me. All this inspite of me showing him my badge.

    So please keep on mind that 80% of disabilities are invisible to the naked eye.

    Respect and support your peers!

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  • Infusion Day 💉😞     1 March 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Today was my infusion day. It lowered my blood pressure and made me unable to work. This isn't always the case normally I go to work straight after.

    I have to get an infusion of a drug called Tysabri every 5 to 6 weeks to stop my immune system reaching my brain and spinal cord. This is because my immune system attacks the healthy insulating tissue of my nerves which is what Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is. Multiple Sclerosis means multiple scars. The process of getting this treatment involves a 2 hour stay in hospital recieving the drug through an IV catheter. This drug can lead to complications if I get an infection in my brain. There is a particular virus I get tested for every 6 months known as JCV (John Cunningham Virus). If exposed to this it can lead to PML (Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy) which can be fatal.

    I want freedom to go overseas for as long as I want without restriction. I don't want to spend over an hour each way on the bus because there isn't sufficient disability parking at the hospital. Almost 5 hours of my day is spent getting this treatment then off to work I go for 5+ hours. It can be draining.

    Please help in anyway you can so I can break free from this cycle. 💜🤞

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  • My Reality      26 February 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    So tonight after what felt like a long, hard but rewarding shift at work I finally mustered the energy to go in the shower. Now to most this seems like a simple task but for me with my fatigue, muscle spasms and heat sensitivity it is far from simple. Well tonight the reality that I NEED a shower chair has truly hit me. It's devastating really. I feel robbed of my health and of my years. This is something no 26 year old should ever have to think of. These are thoughts and events in my life I have hidden from everyone even my family over the past 5 years. However now I know I need this treatment now before I am no longer able to do anything for myself. So I have decided to share as much as possible so that people can begin to understand the "why" behind the need for this treatment.

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  • Our fundraising so far      22 February 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    We have raised $637.90 through our fundraising events so far.

    It's early days and we are doing well.

    Thank you all for your support and may it continue 💜💰

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  • Feeling useless     20 February 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    So today I felt like I let myself and my team down. People may not know this but high temperatures really affect people with #MultipleSclerosis I was fine in the morning but as the day went on I became quite ill. I tend to try and work through it as I feel if I don't I am letting my MS win. Fortunately I work with some amazing people who made me go home and look after myself. I feel useless at these times. I just want to be a healthy 26 year old. I want to be able to make plans and know that I will achieve them. Instead I often have to cancel or cut things short due to my illness. My only hope is to get #HSCT. Sadly it will be many years before it is approved for MS patients in New Zealand and by then I could be paralyzed, blind or bed bound. This terrifies me constantly. I really dont know how I could live like that or survive as it would not really be living. My MS takes away my security, opportunities and social life. Please if you could spare anything or atleast share my page it would mean the world to me. Every day that goes by the chances of a catastrophic relapse become higher. 😞

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  • Why I am fighting for my job     13 February 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Today at clinic was a strange day of highs and lows. A good samaritan found a beautiful Lorikeet and dropped it into clinic. He was clearly owned and missed by someone so we went on the hunt for the owners. In the meantime he got to hang with me for a bit while I did some paper work. Which made a boring part of my day quite fun! As the day drew on I decided he would come home with me and I would continue the hunt for his owner. At the very end of my shift some lovely clients had an emergency where unfortunately they would have to say goodbye to their beloved pet. I was fortunate to comfort them in their difficult time and hopefully make a really difficult time just a little bit easier for them. This is the reward I take away from this particularly difficult part off my job. After arriving home from work and settling the Lorikeet in with some food I was given a lead by a friend and low and behold it was the birds owner! Only an hour of getting home and he was reunited with his owner. They were so relieved as he is very loved and they had feared the worst. They wanted to pay me and I simply said no. My payment in these situations is the joy I can see on the owners face and knowing that animal is so loved and will be safe again. I love my job and truly think it is my calling. I see getting this treatment as my only hope of continuing and so I will fight for as long as it takes to achieve this. Thank you all for your support. 💜

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  • Help us      9 February 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    We really appreciate all the support we are receiving 😍😍thankyou but please share and donate $1.00 or £1.00 will make a difference🎉🎉🎉 be one of those people that helps Lauren get this treatment 💜

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  • Feeling Hopefull     3 February 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    Well it's been a while since my pain over my whole body has been so bad and the spasms are out in full force! The hot weather really gets to me. I will be lucky to get a few hours sleep. However as always I will paint on my smile and carry on. Why? Because I absolutely love my job. Because my animals need me and that means more to me than self pity. However I do look back on a life where I had no pain, no spasms, no fatigue, no heat sensitivity, no worry of waking up and possibly being paralyzed... I do sometimes feel robbed of a life I dreamed of. As I am I cannot travel the world for long periods of time. I cannot help animals in need outside of New Zealand. I cannot get insurance, I need an infusion every 5 weeks and I need my daily dose of 30 tablets to function. Basically your support had allowed me to dream again and imagine a life I once saw as impossible. I have even started to learn spanish so that after my treatment and recovery I can travel around Spain working with animal charities. Please share, please donate or even just offer ideas. Your help no matter how big it small will change my life for the better. Thank you!

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  • Couldn't get my blister packs     16 January 2020
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Hi everyone thank you for all your support. Here is a picture of 6 days worth of my medication 😮💊. I couldn't get my blister packs ready for a few days. I am so used to taking my medications after a few years I have lost sight of just how many I take a day. I just added it up and I take 27 tablets a day! I can only imagine now what life would be like without the meds but wouldn't it be amazing? Please keep sharing and help this become a reality 💜💜

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  • Its Christmas 🎄🎄🎄     17 December 2019
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    We are so grateful for the donations we have received especially at this time of year 🎄🎅🎉.

    So please keep donating and sharing we need to get Lauren this treatment THANKYOU 😊

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  • Lauren Here!     11 December 2019
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman
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    Thank you to everyone for being so generous especially at this time of year. I really didn't think we could possibly raise enough money for the treatment. However with the progress so far it really could happen. Thank you for giving me hope! Cute bunny pic of Kale for attention lol

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  • Lauren's tells how it feels💜     7 December 2019
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    You have all been really amazing! I truly can't believe how generous you have all been. As a thank you I will be more open and share exactly how my MS rules my life. The other week I had an MRI, my transfusion in hospital and a hospital appointment all in one week while working full time! That in itself is exhausting. It feels like a full time job managing my illness. Tonight writing this I am beyond exhausted. My hands are shaking with fatigue and spasming 😞. The bones in my arms feel like they are rotting from the inside and my knees are on fire. It is so difficult having an invisible disease. People cannot see the excruciating pain, debilitating fatigue or the depression it brings me. There really is nothing worse than feeling terrible and being told you look great. But the scariest and most debilitating part of it all is not knowing. I live in fear of going to bed and waking up to not feel my legs or arms. If I could just have the gift of not having to worry it would change my whole life. Thank you all again. Please share the page far and wide. Or even this post to help inform people of how MS rules your life.

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  • Thankyou 💜     4 December 2019
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    Thankyou💜 to all the amazing people who have donated to get us to this great amount in such a short time💜

    We will be fundraising starting in January so keep checking the page for updates .🎉🎉🎉

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  • THANKYOU 💜     28 November 2019
    Posted by: Lynn Yeaman

    Would just like to say how grateful we are for all the donations 💜 and to all the people who have shared her page . Please keep sharing THANKYOU 💜.

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