Weʼve raised £80 to Gifts of Hope to Neonatal Unit at Luton and Dunstable NICU on or after 20/12/2017 for Christmas where my 23 weeker Daughter was cared for
- Bushey, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 23rd March 2018
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We had our baby girl in Nov 2010, born at 23 weeks weighing 1lb3oz (540g) and she is doing well, thanks to Luton and Dunstable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit who proved their worth with their expertise and provide life saving interventions.
Christmas of 2010 was the worst time ever as a family, our daughter at one month had already had a major surgery to close the whole in her heart PDA ligation two days before christmas. What should have been a celebration that she would be given a better chance of survival left us watching her go into renal failure post op and being transferred back to her unit, to wait and see on Christmas eve. From then on we realised the true meaning of life never to be taken for granted, and have realised the how to offer hope. Hence this Christmas we would like to give Hope to families who spend time during Christmas in NICU by giving them gifts of Hope! We can't do this without your help.
L&D NICU and its networks have pulled us through the hardest challenge of our lives where we experienced a whirlwind of emotions the fear of the unknown. The staff are exceedingly efficient and professional, we were reassured that we left our baby in caring hands. Unfortunately the service is not fully funded by the NHS and needs valuable funds to keep the service going and expand the service to provide for more vulnerable sick babies. This is why we are involved in fundraising events to raise money and awareness of the need of such a service at Luton and Dunstable Neonatal Unit so please dig deep and get involved in our events :)
Lets do more to keep Neonatal Units going!!!! Every little goes a long way so please give this worthy cause, L&D NICU really looked after us when we were most vulnerable!!!!!
This is how far we have come http://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/news/bed-manager-audrey-mitchell-nee-rugge-wins-women-purpose-award/
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We could like to achieve charitable enterprise status to achieve much more funds for neonatal units
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Susu & Bekki
Dec 23, 2017
Giving is always the best gift of all 💜
Dec 2, 2017
Well done Audrey on championing such a great cause.
Dec 2, 2017
You are an inspiration. Hope you and team have a lovely Christmas
Nov 6, 2017
Such a fantastic cause. Our little family will be eternally grateful to the staff and care provided at UCLH & Watford General hospitals - 26 week premmie twins - April 2012 xx
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Bushey, United Kingdom
Audrey's journey started at Luton and Dunstable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after having a 23+5 weeker 1lb 30z in 2010 and then had another brief preemie encounter at WGH SCBU after having a 35+2 5lbs 3oz weeker in 2015.