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    Weʼve raised £14,050 to In memory of Olivia Rose Tonnessen

    Funded on Sunday, 31st March 2024

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    This is Olivia Rose Tonnessen; our beautiful, funny clever daughter who died unexpectedly and tragically at the age of 2 years old.

    Olivia was recently diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder, which while serious shouldn't have resulted in her death.

    We sat our beautiful girls down on Tuesday 22nd November to tell them that their beloved nanny Kath had passed away and within 24 hours we were at Olivias side when the doctors sat us down and told us she had had a catastrophic bleed on the brain and was gone.

    Believing that some good should come from this senseless loss we agreed to a beating heart donation. For those that don't know what this means I pray you never have to.

    We stayed with Olivia with the wonderful staff of ICU pod 3 at Alder Hey until she could be tested for brain stem death and once confirmed and a further agonising 24 hours before making our last walk together to theatre where we handed our amazing little star over.

    Leaving the hospital was honestly the hardest thing we've ever had to do; our legs physically wouldn't walk us through the door.

    We awoke that morning not knowing that our world was about to come crashing down; and somewhere else in the UK was another family who didn't know they were about to be given the greatest gift there is; life.

    We are raising funds to be shared between the Alder Hey Kidney fund and also the Alder Hey bereavement team who's amazing service has allowed us to find some comfort in what is the darkest of times.

    There's more to Olivias story; maybe Jayne will update this page in the coming days; it's late and I'm so tired, endless tiredness.

    Thank you for reading.
    Jayne, Rob, Grace & Olivia



    • robert tonnessen7 months ago
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      robert tonnessen

      7 months ago

      Pt7. Thank you all for reading the update, for supporting us through the last couple of weeks, for all the donations, messages and well wishes and for showing your love for Olivia.

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    • robert tonnessen7 months ago
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      robert tonnessen

      7 months ago

      Pt6. It is an unbearable pain which many people have told me, I will learn to live with. So that's the future, a life missing Olivia, a life filled with pain I must learn to live with and amongst all that still try and be the best mum and wife I can be to Grace and Rob. We are overwhelmed with the donations people have sent. How people have shared the link with others to keep Olivias memory alive and in doing so hopefully help in some way the kidney fund and the bereavement team at Alder Hey.

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    • robert tonnessen7 months ago
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      robert tonnessen

      7 months ago

      Pt5. Everything I loved about our life has changed and it may take forever to find a new way to live. It is hard, I do miss her so so much, I do want to hug her, I do want to tickle her, I do want an Olivia kiss, but all I have left is memories of all those things and whilst it is a comfort it is not and never will be the same.

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    Page last updated on: 3/16/2024 09.48



    • Nanny Joan

      Nanny Joan

      Mar 16, 2024

      Olivia, you will always be loved and remembered. x


    • Anonymous


      Mar 15, 2024

      Gone too soon.Olivia, you will never be forgotten.


    • Claire & Ava

      Claire & Ava

      Mar 15, 2024

      Happy heavenly 3rd birthday beautiful Olivia xxx


    • Lottie Taylor

      Lottie Taylor

      Mar 15, 2024

      happy birthday olivia! 💗 im will forever miss your smiley face at nursery x


    • Paul & Hayley

      Paul & Hayley

      Mar 14, 2024

      Our beautiful niece, forever in our hearts X X X

    • Jane Simkins

      Jane Simkins

      Mar 2, 2024

      Amazing way to remember your beautiful daughter. XX


    • POIW


      Jan 25, 2024

      God Bless Olivia


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