Supporting Stacey and her family through Trigeminal Neuralgia

$45,511 of $45,000 goal
Given by 1234 generous donors in 13 weeks

Please help Stacey & her family so she can get the surgery and/or treatment she needs to fight Trigeminal Neuralgia

Otago

***Update 4/6 - Stacey will be getting an MRI on the 17th of June. From there she will get an appointment with the neurosurgeon. Surgery is not yet confirmed. Please see the use of funds & page updates below for more information on what funds are to be used for.***

Imagine living your life one minute and the next minute you are in the most excruciating pain know to humanity? That’s what happened to Stacey, the once fit F45 lover, wife and mum of 6 kids. To now be crippled by pain unable to do anything but lie there with her hot wheat-bag trying to make it through another day of unbearable pain. The options are go through this pain while hoping the medication used for epilepsy works to live a semi normal life or raise enough money ($45,000) to fly her up to Christchurch to be operated on by a TN specialist and give her the best opportunity to live a normal life and be a Mum and wife again, also fulfill her dream of becoming a midwife this we will know more once she has had her MRI & appointment with the neurolo. The money raised will be used for the costs involved with any specialist, surgery, travel & medical costs not covered by the public system.

If surgery doesn’t go ahead Stacey will be looking into other treatment options such as

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Or Balloon compression

There are other non surgical options such as regular Botox.

“Stacey has chosen to go private surgery so she can have a neurosurgeon who has a great reputation for MVD and get it done faster so she can get her life back”

Any left over funds Stacey will donate to a charity if her choice.

Stacey is always the first to think of others and help others, she is still thinking of others while going through the hell of constant pain.

Please help us help Stacey, every little cent helps.

Leanne Upfold's involvement (page creator)

Stacey is my best friend, we gym together, do family outings & holidays together, she is the sister I never had. Not a day goes by we dont talk to each other.

Use of funds

For specialist, surgery, any medical bills & travel expenses, also to help with the children & any other costs that occur during this time.

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Latest update

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Final update   15 February 2022

Posted by: Stacey Welsh

Hi everyone, I just had an appointment with my surgeon, I am one month post brain surgery and can proudly say I am pain free and back to my pre TN self. When I got home from hospital and started weaning off the medication (which was awful I was so sick) I discovered I had a big infection under a tooth in my jaw. All my medication had masked my dental issue so 10days post brain surgery I had a root canal (It needed to be saved as I already had a molar extracted beside it). It was not a very enjoyable time recovering from brain surgery and a root canal, back on pain meds and antibiotics but I am feeling much better now. I have started the bachelor of midwifery and am loving it. Now I am studying I know I never could have pursued my dream of studying to be a midwife without having MVD and for that I am eternally grateful for your donations to make it possible. I can now swim in the lake with my family, and do all the things I use to do. The surgery was a success! I now have my life back, I have nothing stopping me and it feels incredible to have my whole life ahead of me without TN.

From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU

I’m off to live my life thanks to you.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 19 Aug 2021
$2,000
Kim
Kim on 19 Jul 2021
I am in AKL and was diagnosed with this condition in April. Like you I am waiting on specialist appointment (October) and meantime on Epilepsy drugs - my MRI is tomorrow. Unlike you I am 53 with no children at home. I can understand just how hard this is on you and your family 🙏🙏
$100
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 08 Jul 2021
$20
Paul
Paul on 24 Jun 2021
Paul Archbold... all the very best team 💪🏽
$125
Gina
Gina on 23 Jun 2021
Wishing you all the best Stacey
$10

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