Catherine’s Sponsored Haircut

Catherine Milsom is raising funds for Invest in ME Research
and donating her hair to The Little Princess Trust –
Catherine's hair cut

By Catherine Milsom –

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) in 2004 at the age of 19. A year later I became bedbound due to my symptoms becoming so severe and this situation continued for about 7 years. During this time I was unable to do anything for myself independently and had to rely heavily on my parents for care – even down to them feeding me liquidised meals. I was in too much pain and too fatigued to be able to eat solids or to feed myself. I lay in a darkened/silent room 24 hours a day, as light and noise made my many symptoms worse. Thankfully with rest, supplements and TLC from family, close friends and Carers my health has improved over the years. I am now housebound/bedbound and have a better quality of life although I still have a long way to go.

I really want to play my part in raising funds for research into this horrible illness, in the hope that one day they will find a cure so that others will not have to go through what we and many others have and still do endure.

So a while ago I decided to grow my hair and eventually be sponsored to have it cut and then donate it to The Little Princess Trust for them to use for a wig.

Yippee, my hair is finally long enough for me to achieve my goal! I will be able to donate about 14″.

With your help I would like to raise a £1,000 for Invest in ME Research.

Thank you very much for your support it means a great deal to me. Xx

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