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£2,915raised of £1,000 target by 126 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,915 to help Ash on his road to recovery....

    Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon
    Funded on Wednesday, 1st May 2019

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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 Bloomfield3 months ago
      Neesha Bloomfield

      Neesha Bloomfield

      3 months 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 Bloomfield3 months ago
      Neesha Bloomfield

      Neesha Bloomfield

      3 months 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 Bloomfield3 months ago
      Neesha Bloomfield

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      3 months 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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    3 months ago

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    126

    • Hollie Bancroft

      Hollie Bancroft

      Apr 28, 2019

      Apologies for late donation, watching the London marathon reminded me! Such a great run guys, smashing PB’s and for such a worthy cause. So inspiring. Well done to you all xx

      £10.00

    • Neesha Bloomfield

      Neesha Bloomfield

      Apr 17, 2019

      £20.00

    • Daisy Norman

      Daisy Norman

      Apr 9, 2019

      Well done with your run! Wish Ash all the best on his recovery journey. He’s lucky to have you both x

      £20.00

    • Carol and Chris xx

      Carol and Chris xx

      Apr 8, 2019

      Well done Neesha, Grahame and Sarah. Great effortXx

    • The Folkards

      The Folkards

      Apr 7, 2019

      Good luck to you all with your run today. Hope Ash’s recovery continues to go well xxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 4, 2019

      £50.00

    • Auntie T

      Auntie T

      Apr 3, 2019

      Love you guys xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

      £50.00

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    Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon

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