So, because of the current political situation over here, as well as medical expenses getting much worse, I may end up making an emergency exit from the US to marry and live with my gf in the UK (so I can get on the healthcare program out there, because socialized medicine). If this emergency plan is used, I was wondering if there are any spoonies in the UK who know of any good doctors that I might be able to bring my records to (bonus points if it’s near Southampton). I don’t want to start over

spooniestrong:

UK Spoonies, please help? 💙

I’m currently being seen by the IBD team in Southampton General Hospital. They are a fantastic group of specialists and have looked after me so well. Once you register with an NHS doctor near wherever you’re going to live, they should do a check-up in order to assess your health, and, from there, refer you to someone on the IBD team so you can get the correct care. Hope this is helpful.

Spoonie Care Package Project

spooniecarepackageproject:

WHAT IS THE SPOONIE CARE PACKAGE PROJECT?

SCPP was created with the goal of giving those with chronic illnesses and financial issues a little pick-me-up by sending them a care package filled with items tailored to their liking. These packages will be funded by donors who are in a good place financially and want to help those who are not currently in a place to help themselves.

WHO CAN RECEIVE A SPOONIE CARE PACKAGE?

To receive a care package, you must meet all of the following criteria:
– Must be someone with a chronic illness
– Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age, or have parental permission to participate
– Must have some sort of financial need, whether it’s being unemployed or in too much medical debt to be able to buy yourself small goodies
– Must live in the United States at this point in time

WHO CAN GIVE A SPOONIE CARE PACKAGE?

Anyone can be a donor, regardless of your age, health, and location!

WHAT’S IN A CARE PACKAGE?

Each care package will be put together with the receiver in mind. Things that you may see in a care package include: bath bombs, candles, snacks, stickers, socks, stuffed animals, and coloring books.

I WANT TO BE A DONOR. HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY?

One care package is $25. You can donate for as many care packages as you would like.
To become a donor, message this account for more info.

I WANT TO RECEIVE A CARE PACKAGE. HOW DO I GET ON THE WAITING LIST?

All you have to do is message this blog with the following information:
– Your name
– Your age
– Your address
– Why you would like a care package

WHO THE HECK IS EVEN RUNNING THIS?

The Spoonie Care Package Project is ran by @bendyandbroken and @flimsywrists

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION.

Feel free to come to us with any questions you may have!

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