Recently a beautiful lady came to me for a photoshoot, she told me that she needed the photos to set up a crowfunding campaign. A nice challenge for me!
Romy needs an operation on her back. Unfortunately she has to go to New York for this and the health insurance doesn’t cover all the costs.
We took pictures of her together so everyone can see exactly who Romy is.
“You may be wondering why I need to undergo surgery on my back and especially why I need to do it in New York. To explain it properly, I’ll just start at the beginning.
In February of 2018, overnight I had severe pain in my hip and lower back. Because it was so severe I went to an orthopedic surgeon and had some tests done. These tests showed that I have Bertolotti Syndrome…
Bertolotti Syndrome is a relatively rare abnormality of the lower vertebra that can cause back, hip, pelvis and leg pain. Unfortunately, the doctors here in the Netherlands do not have the knowledge and skills to remedy this abnormality by surgery and can only treat the symptoms it causes.
I myself have received all the treatments that are currently available, from endless physiotherapy to pain medication and injections into the vertebrae.
In spite of the treatments, I have deteriorated the last 2,5 years, and therefore I had to give up my study, work and great passion in equestrian sports”.
Read the rest of the story here (in Dutch): help-romy-naar-new-york.jimdosite.com
Do you want to help Romy too?
Her operation will cost a lot of money, amounting to € 60,000 of which only a part will be reimbursed.
That’s why Romy has set up a crowfunding campaign, with which she wants to raise the remaining €40,000 so she can go to New York for that life changing operation!
Would you also like to help her so that Romy can enjoy life and the things she loves so much in the future?
Any donation is welcome… look directly at gofundme.com how you can assist!
Naturally, donations will also be made on behalf of Mayera Photography.