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Tagger Whammer Slammers fundraising page

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Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. [/p][p]I am trying to raise awareness and raise funds for a condition that you will most likely not have heard of called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is the highest form of chronic pain in medical science. On the McGill Pain Index it ranks higher than losing a digit, child birth and non-terminal cancer. [/p][p]3 years ago my Dad (James Tagimuri) went in hospital for a simple procedure on his knee to tidy up his cartilage. This should have been a day case but unfortunately he spent 12 weeks in hospital and 7 visits to theatre, ending up in high dependency where he was extremely poorly. [/p][p]Those of you who know the family will know the pain and heartache in which we went through. I watched him scream in horrific pain every day, the pain was so bad you couldn’t touch the hair on his leg, the bed sheet was unbearable for him, temperature changes were unbearable for him and even a slight draft was too unbearable. He was given huge amounts of pain relief but nothing seemed to help. He spent time in a wheelchair, time on crutches, but did eventually manage to weight bare, through the inner strength in which he holds, that some others suffering might not be able to possess. Although coming out of hospital, it is by no means over. He is still in huge amounts of pain on a daily basis, often house bounding him and crippling him for days at a time. For someone who was so active and passionate about extreme sport he struggles to walk now. Before this he used to compete at high standards in Downhill Mountain biking, Enduro motocross and skateboard. To say the least, he could withstand pain.[/p][p]Only recently did he plead with the surgeon to amputate his leg. He is still under the care of the pain team and under the care of an Orthopaedic surgeon. [/p][p]Complex regional pain syndrome is a poorly understood condition, very little is known or understood about it, there is no cure and no specific treatment. It is believed to be a rare neurological disorder which causes chronic pain that cannot be controlled. A person experiences persistent, severe and debilitating pain. It is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the nervous systems, where the signals between the affected limb or body part and the brain are misinterpreted.[/p][p]CRPS can happen to anyone or us, at any time. Most cases of CRPS are triggered by an injury but the resulting pain is much more severe and long-lasting than normal. The pain is usually confined to one limb, but it can sometimes spread to other parts of the body.[/p][p]Some cases of CRPS gradually improve to some degree over time, however other cases of CRPS never go away, and the affected person will experience pain for many years.[/p][p]CRPS is also known as the suicide disease as many casualties of the condition can not bare the constant pain no longer.[/p][p]I am trying to raise money for researchers to hopefully find a cure, or at least a better understanding of this horrible disease. I hope to help fund research to bring an end to the suffering that many people are going through; feeling helpless. If you would like to donate or sponsor me and the team, no matter how small the contribution, it would be highly appreciated. [/p][p] In 2017 I completed Born Survivor Lake District challenge. 10km. 30 obstacles. mud, freezing cold water and heights.[/p][p]2018 I aim to complete: [/p][p]May - The Keswick to Barrow a 42mile race/walk[/p][p]June The Great North Swim (1 Mile) - this is going to be my hardest challenge physically and mentally as I am not a very strong swimmer[/p][p]August - Total Warrior Lake District (10km). [/p][p][br][/p][p]This will be achieved by friends and family joining my team along the way. [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p] [/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

12 May 2018

Charity

CRPS UK

CRPS UK

Supporters

12-May-2018

Brian Shotliff

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

11-May-2018

Debs and Martyn

Good luck with all your fund raising. My husband has crps and has been unable to work for two years. It’s turned our lives upside down so we understand where you’re coming from. We admire your determination to raise awareness. Well done you!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

11-May-2018

Chelsea

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

11-May-2018

Katie

Good luck!

11-May-2018

Alan Mcinally

Well done great cause

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

11-May-2018

The Tagimuris

You always go above and beyond son. Love you. Mum & Tagi

£200.00

11-May-2018

Nanny Pat

Another amazing thing to do. Love Nanny x

£20.00

11-May-2018

Hopey

Good luck Josh. Love Hopey

£5.00

09-May-2018

Anne-Marie

Good Luck Josh x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

16-Apr-2018

Anna and Rick x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Joshua Cain

Joshua Cain