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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help Ash on his road to recovery....

Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon

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I believe it is time to explain the surreal situation that my family and I have been going through the past 5 weeks. Those of you who know us, know that we are all a very close family and we would all agree that this has been the most difficult time we have all experienced together. My eldest brother Ashley, aged 29 went to work New Years Eve (Monday) and by the 3rd January 2019 (Thursday), he had to be intubated for mechanical ventilation on ITU at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hosiptal (NNUH). This was due to contracting Swine flu (H1N1) which rapidly developed into severe pneumonia and sepsis. Ashley was put on extracorporeal life support (ECMO machine) and transferred to Leicester hospital to be monitored and cared for by specialist ECMO nurses. He was diagnosed with severe acute respiratory failure which later caused multi-organ failure. Whilst Ashley was in Leicester hospital, he had a Tracheostomy fitted and finally came off the ECMO machine after 11 days which meant he could then be transferred back to the NNUH which is where he remains currently. I cannot begin to describe the rollercoaster of emotions that we have all been on but emptiness is one of them. Ash is currently off sedation and trialling a speaking valve most days. He is also doing amazing with the physiotherapists, taking several steps and sitting out in his chair for a couple of hours each day. Our brother has the strength of an Ox and the heart of a Lion...he has come incredibly far already yet we know he still has a long journey ahead of him. We still do not know the extent of damage that has been done to Ash's lungs however, we are informed that he will be out of work for at least a year due to his condition, which leads me on as to why I am writing this. Grahame and I (and anyone who wishes to join us) will be running the Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon on the 7th April 2019. We hope to raise as much money as possible for Ash and his little family to take the financial stress and strain out of his challenging journey ahead. Any donation will be greatly appreciated, no matter how small.

Thank you for all the support that we have already received from family, friends and colleagues through this difficult time.

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  • Neesha Bloomfield1 month ago
    Neesha Bloomfield

    Neesha Bloomfield

    1 month ago

    Look who's home! 😄 Ashley has come so far in his journey already and continues to do so. We are all super proud of him, he's been such a fighter...so glad he's back home to recover ❤ enjoying his KFC 😂 We love you loads Ashley ❤ https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ashleysjourney/update

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  • Neesha Bloomfield1 month ago
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    Neesha Bloomfield

    1 month ago

    Look how amazing our brother looks 😄 this was a couple of days ago...tube free 😍 Told he can eat and drink a normal diet. Truly amazing 😊 such a fighter! https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ashleysjourney/update

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  • Neesha Bloomfield1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Firstly our family would like to thank everyone for their generous donations...we have already nearly doubled the fundraising target for Ash 😍 Ashley was very touched and clearly overwhelmed by peoples generosity, kind words and support. With Ash's permission, we thought it'd be nice to upload a photo showing his first outing since this ordeal started. This photo was taken about a week ago. Since then, he has had his tracheostomy removed and getting stronger and stronger each day. Ash is showing lots of positivity towards his recovery 😊

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Page last updated on: 3/8/2019 12.40

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115

  • Neesha Bloomfield

    Neesha Bloomfield

    Mar 8, 2019

    Sharon

    £20.00

  • Neesha Bloomfield

    Neesha Bloomfield

    Mar 5, 2019

    Rixie, George & weatherly's

    £50.00

  • Charlene Turner-Evans

    Charlene Turner-Evans

    Mar 5, 2019

    Good luck Ashley and family, wishing you all the best in your recovery. Charlene x

    £10.00

  • Neesha Bloomfield

    Neesha Bloomfield

    Mar 1, 2019

    Bonde 😁

    £5.00

  • India

    India

    Feb 27, 2019

    Good luck in your recovery

    £5.00

  • Neesha Bloomfield

    Neesha Bloomfield

    Feb 25, 2019

    Martin Haynes 💙

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 21, 2019

    Good luck on your run and hope The family are taking care and Ashley is steadily improving thinking of you all Michelle and Chris Jeffries x

    £20.00

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Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon

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