As a “thank you” to those who have helped Laura on her way to a new life, there is, on offer, a token of appreciation in the form of a #CareForLaura wristband.  Wearing one will be a reminder of what has been done, and what continues to be needed, for Laura and her family. If you have not donated yet and wish to contribute to Laura’s Third Critical Neurosurgery (12th April in Washington D.C.), please donate a minimum of £10 to Laura’s medical crowdfunding YouCaring site and you will receive a wristband (please read details below).

The wristband is a great way to represent and help raise awareness of the rare genetic disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and Laura’s fundraising efforts on her YouCaring medical crowdfunding site for her 2 Critical Lifesaving Neurosurgeries, upcoming Third Critical Neurosurgery on the 12th April, and post-operative rehabilitation care costs so we can reach above and beyond the £190,000 target.

Designed by Laura, they feature vivid pink writing on a background of black and white representing the “zebra” which is EDS’ mascot. There’s a saying that goes, “when you hear hoof-beats think horses, not zebras.” It leads doctors to think of the most common causes to symptoms. The black and white symbolises the rare genetic disease, just like zebras are rare, and a reminder that we DO exist.

There are only 200 wristbands that are available and will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.  Sadly when they’re gone, they’re are gone.

If you have donated or wish to donate now and would like to receive a wristband please email:


  1.  Your name and full postal address
  2. Number of wristbands required – if your donation was a group effort
  3. MARK IN THE SUBJECT AREA: CareForLaura Wristband

This is your time to really show your support to help raise the £190,000 target and help bring her home! Laura’s final Critical Third Neurosurgery (like her previous two neurosurgeries) will be done by the only specialist EDS Neurosurgeon in the world in Washington D.C. on the 12th April. She will then receive intensive post-op specialist EDS physiotherapy for all her three neurosurgeries till June, when hopefully she will be well enough to fly back to her homeland England!