Weʼve raised £470 to help provide funds for the Neonatal Unit at James Cook Hospital, Teeside.
- Funded on Thursday, 22nd August 2019
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This is copied across from the original JustGiving Page of Calum and Ellen. Please read :). As part of the fundraising event happening on May 4th I will be (along with Cal) having my chest waxed...my pain threshold is non-existent so this could be entertaining! Please give all you can to a great cause.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I have set this page up in the name of our son Joshua James Titley who sadly passed away in our arms on 03/02/19. Myself and Joshua's mum Ellen want to create a legacy in Joshua's name and dedicate our life to fundraising for the Neonatal Unit at James Cook Hospital, as they provided Joshua the most fantastic care and supported me and Ellen throughout. We will forever be indebted to all the nurses and doctors who looked after Joshua. I would also like to give special recognition to Dr Kumar, the consultant that was in charge of Joshua's care, he is truly one of the most remarkable human beings that we have ever met. We are in no doubt whatsoever that everything that could have been done for Joshua was done.
We will be doing a number of different fundraising events in the future and will also be asking other people to fundraise in the name of Joshua. All details of these events and more will be posted and shared. So far myself and Ellen have organised a fundraising night on Saturday 4th May (please see the poster in the update section below). We will also be joined by 12 other runners in doing the Great North Run on Sunday 8th February. Myself and Craig Daniels will also be taking part in Runstock on Saturday 8th June where we are attempting to do 50km.
Joshua James Titley was born at 3.20pm on 27/01/19. He was born at 23+5 weeks (16 weeks premature), weighing 1lb 8oz. We gained a son, Oliver and Isla a little Brother, Grandparents another Grandson, Uncles and Aunties another Nephew and Cousins another Cousin.
After surviving the birth Joshua was incubated and put on a ventilator. He was transferred to the Neonatal Unit within James Cook Hospital and was placed in the intensive care section on the unit. Joshua had to have lines inserted through his belly button so he could receive the nutrition and medication that he required. Joshua had a head and heart scan which showed that he had an open PDA and some bleeding on the brain but this was to be expected given his gestation age. He was tolerating his feeds well and things seemed to be fairly stable, although we knew the odds were against Joshua we remained optimistic, he was showing that he was a little fighter.
Sadly Joshua soon developed Sepsis and NEC (Necrotizing Entercolitis) which is serious childhood intestinal condition that is common in premature infants. Joshua deteriorated very quickly and tragically lost his brave fight on 03/02/19. Although we are heartbroken we are also thankful for the week we had with Joshua. We are so proud of the fight that Joshua showed and will never forget our time with him. He will always be part of our family.
The South Tees Hospitals Charity states that:
"The NNU at James Cook includes intensive care and high dependency facilities and is where we care for sick and premature infants. We have ten intensive care/high dependency cots and a number of special care cots and carry out various forms of respiratory support and other intensive therapies including infant cooling.
The unit is relatively large and we have an array of specialised equipment for use to keep our babies warm, monitor them and support them during their stay.
Donations given to the South Tees Hospitals Charity are used to enhance patient care over and above the core services and facilities which are funded by the government.
Public donations are used for a wide-range of purposes but the role of the charity is not to replace NHS funding but to help provide those little extras over and above what the NHS can provide.
We have big ambitions to make a difference to the experience of patients who need to be cared for in the trust’s hospitals and community services. With your help we want to:
Keep our hospitals at the forefront of care provision; delivering the best possible care to the region’s population by purchasing state-of-the-art equipment
Enhance our staff’s training to keep our teams up-to-date on medical advances
Create the best environments for patients and staff
We can only do this with the help of patients, carers, staff and local communities who organise fundraising events and give donations and legacies."
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Thanks for taking time to read our story and we will be so grateful for any contribution you can make in name of our son Joshua.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Calum and Ellen xx
PS. We would also be extremely grateful if you would be able to share this page on any of your social media accounts to raise awareness of our fundraising.
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Well done Pan
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Well done Horler!
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Mad!...but great cause, welol done.
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