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Amanda Nelson

The 2.6 Challenge

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My story

[p][b]All money raised will be split equally between the NHS and CRPS UK[/b][/p][p]Over the last ten years, I have had much to thank the NHS for, including: ENT, Orthopaedics, Prosthetic Physiotherapy, Rheumatology Physiotherapy and my fabulous GP.[/p][p]As a result of their unwavering support, I am now able to walk again after 9 years of being in a wheelchair.[/p][p]During the current Covid-19 Crisis, my prosthetic Physiotherapist, Sarah, has been redeployed to work on the frontline in respiratory care in another hospital, with Covid patients. Also, one of CRPS UK's Trustees and a dear friend, Cathy, whom medically retired due to CRPS and who returned to do research for the NHS recently, was at the start of the Covid crisis, required to return to her former position as a Consultant Pharmacist in ICU, but to also work with Covid patients in London.[/p][p]Whilst I am sitting in the comfort of my home, watching what is going on here in the UK and indeed the rest of the world, both Sarah and Cathy alongside all their NHS colleagues, are fighting on the frontline each day, risking their lives. They are both always in my thoughts.[/p][p]On a personal note and with all of the above in mind, I have decided to set myself a challenge of walking 3 and a half miles every day, for 26 consecutive days, regardless of the weather, accompanied by my trusty best friend and support dog, Dyson. Whilst this distance for many people would be like 'a walk in the park', for me, it will be quite a challenge, as I would normally only walk 3 and a half miles over a few days.[/p][p]I had my left below knee amputation, on the 27th September 2018. Unfortunately, there were a number of setbacks which prevented me from progressing as quickly as I would have liked, leading to me spend a further 7 months in my wheelchair. [/p][p]A year ago this month, I received my first prosthesis but I have only been walking independently (without the use of crutches/a stick) for about 8 months and I am still learning how to manage different surfaces, hills and weather conditions. I totally lost my confidence over the winter months, so much of my hard work was undone. Learning to walk again has been a tough road physically and mentally and as a result of the 9 years of immobility, I have developed osteoporosis of the femurs which has added to the challenges. [/p][p]I am only where I am today because of the NHS and the amazing team who have helped me to walk again. They believed in me, and continued to believe and support me when I doubted myself during my rehabilitation. I feel indebted to the NHS, in particular Sarah, my prosthetic physiotherapist, for giving me back my freedom. THANK YOU NHS.[/p][p]To learn more about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and CRPS UK click here [url=https://crps-uk.org/]https://crps-uk.org/[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you for visiting my page. [/p][p]Stay safe, stay well. [/p][p]Amanda xx[/p][p][br][/p]
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May 22, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2020

Julie Weymouth

Well done to my special friend who is an inspiration to many xx


May 21, 2020

Emma Skuse

Amazing, well done Amanda. You are truly inspiring

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May 21, 2020


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May 20, 2020

Alan Christine and Miriam


May 19, 2020

Paula Stacey

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 14, 2020

Yvonne Shepherd

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 9, 2020


Well done Amanda

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May 6, 2020

Margaret Luker

A truly inspirational lady


May 6, 2020

Debbie Hurren and partner Dean

Amanda you are doing a fantastic job I'm soo proud of you and where you were and how far you have come. You are a true inspiration to me. Makes me feel more positive that I can walk again without crutches.