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Closed 30/12/2020

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£11,263
raised of £15,000 target by 269 supporters

    Weʼve raised £11,263 to Help Bella learn to eat

    Chelmsford, Essex
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th December 2020

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    We are raising money to help our daughter learn to eat. She is nearly 4 and has been tube fed since 6 weeks old due to failing to thrive and chronic vomiting. She has never eaten or drunk anything in nearly 4 years!  She has an undiagnosed genetic condition that affects her size, growth and her development. She vomits daily and because of this she is tube fed into her intestines over 16 hours at night. 

    The first step to help Bella eat and stop the vomiting episodes is to have another tube placed into her stomach. It is to help and hopefully stop the vomiting. Along with other family members we have covered the cost in taking her private for this procedure. The waiting list on the NHS is 12 months and we can not wait another year watching Bella vomiting daily.  We are all hoping that this is the first step to wean her off the tube and hopefully learn to eat independently. Feeding therapists believe the daily vomiting had caused food aversions. We fear that the longer she is tube fed and the longer the daily vomiting continues the harder it is going to be to wean her off the tube.

    The second step is where we need your help, this is to take her to Marcus Autism Center based in Atlanta, America. They are very successful on weaning tube dependent children off there tube and onto oral eating and drinking on there own. 

    We need your help to raise the money to give Bella the best chance possible in weaning her off the tube! This kind of treatment is not available on the NHS or in the UK  but will give Bella the best chance to learn to eat and enjoy food!  Even though she vomits many times a day you would never know as she always has a big smile and carries on as normal. She's small but mighty with a huge personality and brings joy to anyone she meets! We would love for  her to have the opportunity to enjoy food and have pleasure in eating and a positive experience with food and drink. We would be very grateful for any donations towards what would be life changing for Bella.

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    • Bella Cole1 year ago
      Bella Cole

      Bella Cole

      1 year ago

      We are constantly thinking of ways to raise money throughout lockdown for Bella. We have an exciting new fundraiser luanching in the next couple of weeks 😁 Keep an eye out as we these super cute t-shirts will be on sale very soon 😊😍 We teamed up with a local artist to help create these adorable graphic tees! All profits will go directly to Bellas fund to #helpbellalearntoeat They will be available in a range if adult & children's sizes 😊 💞 #togetherwecandothis 💞

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    • Bella Cole1 year ago
      Bella Cole

      Bella Cole

      1 year ago

      Thank you all for your support so far. We hope your all keeping safe! Unforantally the fundraising plans we had for Bella will most likely not go ahead till towards the end of the year! So Bella & her little brother are holding a little table top sale of some of there toys they no longer play with 😊 There will be a table out the front of our house from tomorrow with toys for sale. Take what you would like & just leave little donation via just giving or via the donation tin. All toys have been antibical wiped and cleaned 😊

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    • Bella Cole1 year ago
      Bella Cole

      Bella Cole

      1 year ago

      If you didn't know Bella you wouldn't think she had any medical issues, you may think she is younger than she is due to her small size & development. Her feeding tube is hidden as her clothes cover it. Due to being fed as night time no-one sees her attached to her pump. Now she understands alot more she dosent like being attached to the pump as it restricts her, she also vomits a little while after starting the pump. She says 'no tube mummy no milk' it brakes our heart! This is why it is so important for her to get the specialist treatment.

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    Supporters

    269

    • Lyndsey O'Hare

      Lyndsey O'Hare

      Nov 9, 2020

      £4.00

    • Tia

      Tia

      Oct 19, 2020

      Good Luck Bella

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 15, 2020

      Good luck Bella

      £10.00

    • Guy

      Guy

      Oct 9, 2020

      £10.00

    • Elizabeth

      Elizabeth

      Oct 5, 2020

      Best of luck! :)

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 4, 2020

      All the best

      £350.00

    • Philippa Holliday

      Philippa Holliday

      Oct 4, 2020

      Hoping you reach your target soon

      £50.00

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