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Name: Shanya Lovell-Jeffers
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Birmingham
Campaign: To raise awareness of endometriosis

I was diagnosed with endometriosis after suffering from severe abdominal pains.

Although 1 in 10 women in the UK live with the condition, it can take an average of 7.5 years to diagnose due to lack of awareness.

Endometriosis, which can cause chronic pain, fatigue and heavy periods, has affected my attendance at school, as well as my social life with friends.

Despite this, I still face a lack of understanding from others who underestimate the impact endometriosis has on my body.

I want more people, including doctors, to know about this condition so they can help women cope and find support.

Youth Social Action Fund

My Fixers project has been supported by the Cabinet Office’s Youth Social Action Fund.

As part of the Cabinet Office initiative ‘Step Up to Serve’, which is spearheaded by HRH The Prince of Wales, Fixers is working in partnership with the Youth Social Action Fund (YSAF) to offer the Fixer experience specifically to young people in Birmingham and parts of Kent.


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