Sunday, 7 August 2016

A 21 Year-Old Girl Sufers Leg Amputation After Paying Doctors Who Refused To Carry out Surgery




 Hope Gordon, disabled swimmer and rower who wants to have her leg amputated
Hope finally reached her target and underwent the surgery
A 21-year-old woman has had her left leg amputated after raising £10,000 for the surgery that doctors refused to carry out.
Hope Gordon, who suffers from a neurological condition which gives her constant pain, had been begging to have her left leg removed for five years.
But medics said she couldn't have the £10,000 procedure on the NHS, as previously reported by the Daily Records.
World-class rower and swimmer Hope was just 12 when a kick about at school set off her Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Hope decided to raise the money herself and paid for a private operation, which took place last Tuesday at a Blackpool hospital, after raising nearly £10,000 through crowd-funding.
Speaking to The Mail On Sunday about her recent surgery, Hope said: "I have absolutely no regrets. I have lived with this pain since I was 12 years old and it has gone now.
"I feel as if I’ve been given a brand new life. There is not a single bit of that leg that I’m going to miss."





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