Weʼre raising £500 to Provide Christmas Care Packages for NICU families at Queens Hospital, Romford
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My name is Ola, I have two beautiful girls who were born at 23 weeks and 29 weeks respectively. My first daughter was born at 23 weeks, with no chance of surviving, she spent nine months in five different hospitals, came home on oxygen and a feeding tube, with lots of hospital appointments. My NICU experience with my daughter inspired me to start a support group for families in similar situations.
I found the NICU journey very hard and disheartening. I felt I had no where to turn to the first time around and the second time, I had to rely on my experience with my first child and ideas and observations of friends who weren’t even preemie mums. Seeing how tedious and mentally, physically, emotionally draining the experience of having a preemie baby was for myself, my family and other families I encountered, it became imperative to have a support group for families of preemie and sick babies where ideas, experiences, challenges and solutions can be shared. My second daughter was born at 29 weeks exactly a month after starting the group, which eventually became Colourful Beginnings.
I have delivered christmas care packages to three different hospitals in the last three years and this year, i will be delivering 32 christmas care packages to Queens Hospital, Romford for the second year and i need you help to make this possible. Christmas is a time of celebration with family and friends and i believe no one should spend christmas in hospital, especually not next to a baby fighting for his/her dear life. Ive spent christmas in NICU with my girls two years in a row and i know how hard and loneky it is, and thats why i am putting the christmas care packages together, to give the parents something soecial to look forward to and let them know they are not alone.
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Colourful Beginnings is a UK charity whose entire purpose is to bring love, hope and support to families of premature and sick babies in NICU and in the community. More information can be found on our website www.colourfulbeginnings.com