Since a very young age I have been fascinated by medical and healthcare science. I dreamed of being a paramedic or a nurse... to save lives! I managed to get good grades at school but due to a genetic condition I was born with called Ehlers Danlos syndrome I did not have a good enough level of health to pursue this. It caused me to fall into a pit of severe depression, I knew I had what it takes to suceed but my body wouldn't let me. I live every single day in pain and suffer many injuries which has held me back hugely. I long to work in healthcare science but for this I need a degree. I currently work as a TA with special educational needs students which is great but there is still a massive hole in my life. I have found the perfect degree for me which will allow me to eventually work within the NHS to help to save lives but I simply cannot afford to fund this as I would have to give up work for the duration of the degree (I have a 4 year old son and a home to look after) so please donate to help me finally get what I long for so much and help me have a better quality of life. Maybe one day I could even be part of your medical journey. What a great way to pay back into the NHS. I have so much passion to succeed with this and every penny would be worthwhile. I will not let my illness stop me living my life any longer! Thank you for reading my pledge. Take care.