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£12,373
raised of £500 target by 182 supporters

    Weʼve raised £12,373 to give back to all the charities and medical staff who have helped us through the last year 💛 Forever thankful to each and every one of them.

    Funded on Tuesday, 16th January 2024

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    Story

    Our baby girl, Grace Rose Deery was born on the 17th October 2022 at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. She was very unwell when she was born and was critically ill. At 2 days old, we were told a mass had been found on her adrenal gland which had spread to her liver. We were told she had a type of cancer called 'Neuroblastoma'.

    Grace spent the next 6 weeks in the Neo-Natal unit where she received her first round of chemotherapy. She was transferred to the Haematology and Oncology Unit in The Children’s Hospital where she would stay for a further 4 months. She received further two rounds of chemotherapy; one in December and another in February. During her third round of chemotherapy, she battled a sepsis and e-coli infection and had to be admitted to PICU.

    The third round of chemotherapy took it's toll on Grace. So much so, that her liver had been badly damaged. When she was discharged from PICU at the end of February, we had to make plans to go to Birmingham Children's Hospital where Grace would be assessed for a liver transplant.

    In the middle of March, Grace was well enough to travel to Birmingham where we stayed for four weeks. We underwent various tests and tried new medications. Grace was approved for a liver transplant but was too unwell for one just yet. We were told to wait and get Grace stronger. Grace was transferred back to Belfast and was finally deemed well enough to be discharged home; 6 months to the day, and almost to the minute, after she was born.

    Since Grace has been home, she hasn't looked back. She remains on the transplant list, though not live at the moment. There is no longer any active Neuroblastoma cancer, either on her adrenal gland or in her liver. She is putting on weight and is beginning to thrive.

    Things for Grace are starting to look up. We still have a journey ahead of us but we are so proud of our amazing Grace. She loves watching Toy Story, playing with her dolls and will shout if you don't offer her a bite of your biscuit! She is the most magical girl who will do it all.

    We are hoping to raise some money to give something back to all those charities and amazing people that helped us along our journey. This October, myself and my husband Daniel will walk and run 100miles each as the start of our training to run the Belfast Marathon with our family and friends for Grace.

    Thank you for taking the time to read Grace's story. Please feel free to share it far and wide.

    We can never thank you all enough 💛

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    • Laura Deery2 months ago
      Laura Deery

      Laura Deery

      2 months ago

      We met recently with Grace’s doctors,who are absolutely delighted with her progress-quoting it as “the best Christmas present”.Please continue to share Grace’s story.We are hoping by the end of May to have raised over £16,000.It would be incredible🥰 Lastly,we keep saying it but we really are so thankful to you all.We couldn’t do this without you.Christmas is looking positively different to last year and we are excited for family time at home.We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and happy new year.Love Laura, Daniel and Grace (Miss Claus) xx

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    • Laura Deery2 months ago
      Laura Deery

      Laura Deery

      2 months ago

      This month,we are delighted to be able to use this money to start giving back,starting with the Ronald McDonald house in Birmingham,where we stayed while Grace was in hospital there😊 We will keep you updated with what we are doing and our plans for continuing to give back😊 In May 2024 we are taking part in the Belfast Marathon.Currently we have a team of 56 people running and a number of others walking.The support we have had from our friends and family offering to run for Grace has been amazing.We are very lucky to have them in our lives 🥰✨

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    • Laura Deery2 months ago
      Laura Deery

      Laura Deery

      2 months ago

      In September,Creggagh Field Target Club held a fundraising day in memory of Grace’s Granda Martin.Granda Martin sadly and unexpectedly passed away two days after Grace was born.Creggagh raised £6500 and donated it to Grace’s fundraising campaign.Granda Martin absolutely loved this club,making many friends and memories along the way.He would be delighted to know his club were involved with raising awareness and fundraising in his granddaughter’s name💙As it stands £15,968 has been raised in Grace’s name.Thank you so much for making this happen🥰

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    Supporters

    182

    • Debbie caulfield

      Debbie caulfield

      Jan 6, 2024

      £5.00

    • Jack & Lynn Cowden

      Jack & Lynn Cowden

      Nov 26, 2023

      £40.00

    • Emma McAllister

      Emma McAllister

      Nov 25, 2023

      £20.00

    • Paul Flannagan

      Paul Flannagan

      Nov 24, 2023

      Fair play

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 19, 2023

      £10.00

    • Aisling Walls

      Aisling Walls

      Nov 17, 2023

      What an amazing little girl 💞 Good luck to all involved 💪

      £26.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 17, 2023

      £10.00

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