Today, something special has happened to CuraHOPE. I have decided to add a new category, known as “CuraHOPE Campaigns” into this media site to help patients and sufferers who are fighting against incurable diseases, chronic conditions and expensive healthcare. I hope you can read these stories, feel the emotional turmoil that the patients are going through, and support them in any minute way you can. Foreword: CuraHOPE did not get any financial reward/incentives in covering this story, we are simply hoping to increase awareness.
Fundraising 17,000 Pound for our friends from Norway to fight against Cerebral Palsy
This story is one of love and showcases one of the few sincere emotional trait left in the world. I have decided to share their story after reading a short and sweet note by Elise Marie Myrvang Eikeland for her partner, Silje Fostervold Husby. They are both from Norway and have created a fundraiser so that Silje could get the medical care she needs to treat Cerebral Palsy, a condition which is causing her much pain through spasms in her body.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
For those of you who do not know what Cerebral Palsy is, it is basically a group of movement disorders which appear in early childhood and can last permanently in patients and sufferers. The condition is caused by specific damages to the brain tied to movement, balance or posture. There is currently no cure for this condition, although there can be slight relief from the pain through existing treatment methods.
Why do Elise and Silje need your help?
Silje needs your help because of the daily struggle with the pain that comes from her condition, and she does not qualify for financial support in Norway even though they are both unemployed as the operation cannot be done in Norway! Another reason is also that apparently, the health ministry disagrees with the surgical procedure known as “Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy” which Elise and Silje are trying to go for, and the surgery has to be done in England. The price tag of 17,000 Pound is overwhelming and will cover surgery as well as a 2 weeks hospitalization stay for Silje.
They have started various initiatives to fund this medical expense and I hope you can give them your fullest support! These are some of the initiatives they have committed:
For anyone who ever had to support a sick family member, one must have gone through immense emotional stress. If we add in financial stress to the mix, the fear and worry are very real. Some of us are more privileged than others, and we need 1700 people to give 1 Pound each to help them get the surgery they need. Pay it forward, and let’s make the world a better place.