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Not many people know this as it has an been extremely hard time for us as a family but even more so for my brave sister and her amazing husband, who sadly lost their baby boy at 36 weeks pregnant on 04/10/2017. My sister contracted a very rare condition called 'Acute Fatty Liver in Pregnancy' unfortunately due to the rarity of this condition it has gone unheard of especially with pregnant woman, the main reason for my fundraising is to raise awareness of this virus as I do not want anyone to go through what they have been through this past month.
Unfortunately this all happened very quickly and baby Ailbe died, spreading the virus to Emma and nearly killing her as well, if it wasn't for Kettering General Maternity quickly operating on her and performing an emergency c-section Emma would have also died. Thankfully she never and is still here today giving us all hope, David still very fortunately has his wife due to the quick action and response taken by the staff on the maternity ward. Kettering General have been amazing throughout supporting my sister and her husband and also allowing us all to say goodbye and spend precious time with our baby Ailbe a son, a grandson and a nephew.
Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is a rare complication that occurs in the third trimester, only affecting 1 in 20,000 woman, it is more common in first pregnancies, baby boys and twins. Early diagnosis of AFLP sometimes can be difficult because it shares features with other common conditions such as pre-eclampsia, viral hepatitis and cholestasis of pregnancy. The main symptoms are nausea and vomiting , lack of appetite , abdominal pain and indigestion , non-specifically feeling unwell , excessive tiredness , jaundice – a condition in which the whites of the eyes go yellow and, in more severe cases, the skin also turns yellow and excessive thirst.
I will be doing various things to raise money for Kettering General Maternity Ward. I just wanted to set this up now to start raising awareness of this very rare virus and help other woman so no one has to go through what my sister has been through.
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Alex McGinty2 months ago
After the success of Woofs & Wellies supporting SANDS in February 2018, we’re hosting another for the Maternity Ward @ Kettering General Hospital in memory of Ailbe 🦋 The walk will be held at 1pm Sunday 1st July at East Carlton Park. All dogs & humans welcome!! You can chose to do a 2K or 4K walk, and there will be goody bags for your furry babies, games and a raffle 🐶 fancy dress is optional and a winner will be picked 😁 We do suggest a £10 donation per family going to an amazing cause and something very close to our hearts 💙
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Jul 6, 2018
It’s looking good!! Keep on fundraising!!
Jul 4, 2018
Jul 2, 2018
Sorry it couldn’t be more but hope this helps. For a wonderful family 💖💖
Jun 28, 2018
The last walk was fun so looking forward to the sunshine on Sunday. I know some of the hardworking midwives at KGH. The unit and staff will love to receive any funds you can provide.
May 15, 2018
Apr 20, 2018
From my generous colleagues at Corby borough Council
Feb 2, 2018
Such a wonderful charity, hope you have a lovely day on Sunday. Lots of love to you Emma & Pugs. Laura & Boney xx
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Corby, United Kingdom
My name is Alex, I am raising awareness for acute fatty liver in pregnancy and donating money raised to Kettering General Hospital for saving my sisters life 🦋
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