Weʼve raised £185 to #HopeForIsabel
- Christchurch, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 31st May 2017
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Isabel was born extremely premature at 25 weeks weighing only 830g. Throughout Isabel's 5 and a half month stay in the neonatal intensive care unit she was ventilated, had 3 laparotomy operations to remove her dead small intestine caused by NEC. She also caught Septicaemia at the same time and was on full life support, she had steroids and had seizures.
The family were told many times that she wouldn't have any quality of life and to turn the machines off, but they refused to give up on her. Isabel is a true fighter, but from everything that she’s been through, sadly she is now severely disabled.
Isabel has been diagnosed with…
Short bowel syndrome
Cystic Periventricular Leukomalacia
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Grade 2 Retinopathy of Prematurely
Continuous pump fed
Also, over half her brain has been damaged and is now gone.
Isabel has had 3 operations so far and has to have another major operation this year (2017) to place Gastrostomy then Gastrojejunostomy extension tube. She will be peg fed continuously through out the day and night.
The family urgently need to raise funds for specialist and sensory equipment for Isabel, like special seating, sensory toys, go to seat, a specialist car seat, bath and splints. And the list will keep going as she grows.
Please help Isabel and her family by donating today, every little bit helps them.
- 2 years ago
Claire Smith2 years ago
On May 18th I will be attempting to be the first UK woman to finish 10 iron distance triathlons in 10 days (a Deca Triathlon). I also hope to be the first person to do a Deca on a recumbent bike! I want to use this as an opportunity to raise much needed funds for Isabel and her family.
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Hubert T Trochimowicz
May 30, 2017
It's a great way to show people that they can reach for their dreams, inspire other, achieve own goals and at the same time act for the benefits of others
May 21, 2017
Thank you so much 😊 you are amazing 😉 doing this for my granddaughter Isabel xxx
May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017
You've got this, training, great crew and great motivation!
May 18, 2017
Good luck Claire. Thank you for doing this. Lots of love from Jane, Phil and Matty xxx
May 18, 2017
Good luck Claire - hope you smash your fundraising target for little Isobel. I can't image completing one IronMan, let alone 10 in a row!
May 17, 2017
Best of luck Claire! X
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
I am attempting to be the first UK women to finish 10 Ironman distance triathlons in 10 days in May this year. I will also be doing this on a recumbent bike! In my 'spare' time I also run Brutal Events... ;-) www.brutalevents.co.uk | www.brutalclaire.co.uk