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£515raised of £500 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £515 to For a family who’s little girl has undergone major cranial surgery to give them a wonderful Xmas.

    Chepstow
    Funded on Tuesday, 25th December 2018

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    Story

    Ive set up this page to help a very brave little girl and her family. I‘ve known them for many years through dance teaching and general Mummy type stuff. They have been through such a hard time as a family and dont know what‘s ahead for their daughter.

    Not once have they complained or asked for anything and have instead tried to raise money for the Ronald Mcdonald House who helped them during hospital stays. Dad even shaved his head to raise funds and make his little girl more comfortable.

    They deserve a lovely family Xmas and some back up funds to help their daughter get through the next 6 months.

    Their journey below!

    Their beautiful little girl Bethany was born with frontal Orbital Advancement. (the front of her head protruded forward abnormally and many not hrow correctly. As a family they were adamant that they were not going to have any surgery on any cosmetic basis but decided to meet with surgeons so they could explain to Bethany when she was older that they had looked at every option and made informed choices for her.

    Her lovely Mummy has written the rest:

    We were referred to Birmingham children’s hospital where they said she needed the operation and it would have to be done within 6 months! There was a high chance of pressure on the brain which would lead to learning difficulties & behavioural problems. I asked the surgeon ‘if she was your daughter would do this?’ He replied simply ‘without a shadow of a doubt’

    This left us with a difficult choice to make but knowing lack of surgery could impeed her development we had to go forward.

    On October 31st we travelled to Birmingham late at night after saying goodbye to the rest of the family, the next morning we were waiting on the crani facial ward at 7am. Bethany was taken to theatre at 9.10 where they removed her front part of her skull, reshaped it and replaced it 7 hours later I was in recovery holding her hand. 2 days later with drains in her neck the bandages came off, they had to shave all her lovely blonde hair off so it was a BIG shock to see her. Her head was so swollen she couldn’t see us, instead she listened for her big brother when they played together in her hospital cot.

    We stayed in Birmingham for 5 days until they were happy enough to let us come home, we stayed at the Ronald McDonald house which is really lucky because they don’t charge you for staying, but staying away and both being unpaid for the time off the operation and recovery has taken its toll.

    Bethany has a skull of a new born baby with soft spots etc but she has the attitude & determination of a 2 year old who wants to climb everything in sight. We are hoping she won’t need anymore operations and there is no damage already caused but only time will tell.

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    • Alexis Francis-Lang6 months ago
      Alexis Francis-Lang

      Alexis Francis-Lang

      6 months ago

      Little Bethany is doing amazing and is super excited for Xmas x

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    • Alexis Francis-Lang6 months ago
      Alexis Francis-Lang

      Alexis Francis-Lang

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      All you donations mean so much for this family. Please continue to help and share xxx

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    • Alexis Francis-Lang6 months ago
      Alexis Francis-Lang

      Alexis Francis-Lang

      6 months ago

      We are absolutely overwhelmed with everyone who has helped & shared this, I don’t know everyone to be able to thank them personally but I hope you all know how much we appreciate your generosity 💗💜

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    Supporters

    35

    • Stephanie Saker

      Stephanie Saker

      Dec 3, 2018

      I hope your friends have a happy Christmas 🎄💗 Xx

      £5.00

    • Katie Rickwood

      Katie Rickwood

      Dec 3, 2018

      From My Auntie Pat who’s given me the cash. She wishes you all the best xx

      £10.00

    • Rachael Digby

      Rachael Digby

      Dec 3, 2018

      Sending you guys all the best hopefully this will help xxxx

      £18.00

    • Jill Harris

      Jill Harris

      Dec 3, 2018

      Great cause Alexis 😘

      £10.00

    • Sharon jerromes

      Sharon jerromes

      Dec 3, 2018

      £20.00

    • Lucy Roberts

      Lucy Roberts

      Dec 3, 2018

      I hope your friend can enjoy the magic of Christmas with her little girl xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 2, 2018

      £5.00

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