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    Weʼve raised £635 to help Marc & Amy, the parents of Eliza Jane Young, who fell seriously ill with Streptococcus Pneumococcal Meningitis on holiday in Gozo.

    Accrington, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 26th September 2017

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    We are raising funds to help our friends Marc & Amy, who went on holiday to Malta nearly 10 weeks ago now on Wednesday 24th May, with there daughter Eliza Jane, who was 10 months old at the time.

    Eliza hadn't been well since Sunday 21st May, but as her only symptoms were a high temperature and being generally unwell, (no rash) they put it down to a bug or a cold of some sort. After a visit to their GP's on Tuesday 23rd May, it was thought to be a viral infection and she was safe to fly.

    Sadly, on the day they arrived in Malta, Eliza was rushed to hospital with Streptococcus Pneumococcal Meningitis. After an awful 9 weeks of ventilators, seizures, septicaemia, transfusions, antibiotics, 5 MRI and 3 CT scans, 3 operations, blood tests and Eliza having to spend her 1st birthday (11th July) going back to theatre for another operation, Eliza is now stable. However, she has been left partially blind and deaf in her left ear, and unfortunately we've been told Eliza will be left with significant brain damage, the extent of which we won't know until she grows up. Our little EJY (Eliza Jane Young) has gone from being the happiest and bubbliest little girl, to having been left with the devastating after effects of meningitis.

    Unfortunately, as of yet, Eliza's parents have had their insurance claim refused twice. The insurance company are claiming that it was 'an underlying condition' prior to the holiday, even though a diagnosis had never been made and they'd been told they were safe to fly.

    Thankfully the healthcare in Malta is free, but now Eliza's parents are not only having to deal with this nightmare situation, but also have the added financial burden of having to pay for accommodation, car hire, food etc, all not knowing when either of them will be back in work. We are also unsure as to the cost of flying Eliza back to the UK, as soon as she is safe to do so, and any aftercare, rehabilitation, or special equipment she may need once she's home.

    Therefore any donations, no matter how big or small, would be be truly appreciated. We'd be forever grateful for your help and support.



    • Jon Haworth1 year ago
      Jon Haworth

      Jon Haworth

      1 year ago

      “Eliza's progress is amazing so far. We are waiting to see if she is eligible for a cochlear implant as she's completely deaf in her right ear. This will then help her recovery with her speech and development.” “I'm hoping anyone reading Eliza's story feels that there is light at the end of the tunnel for you. Eliza's strength and determination has fought back against this horrible illness that attacks you so very quickly.

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    • Jon Haworth1 year ago
      Jon Haworth

      Jon Haworth

      1 year ago

      This is a short extract from an update on Eliza's condition Miracle baby “Eliza is known as the miracle baby and captured all the hearts of everyone in the hospital with her fighting spirit. We still have a long way to go with her left hand side as that's got minimal movement at the moment, but with physio a few times a week we can already see her using it more.” “The next milestone is to get her on her feet. The staff and everyone who came into contact with Eliza were truly amazing.

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    Page last updated on: 9/12/2017 6:46 PM



    • Laura Vaughan

      Laura Vaughan

      Sep 12, 2017


    • Helen Collard

      Helen Collard

      Sep 12, 2017

      I heard about your daughter from my niece Tessa Palffy.


    • Janet Blount

      Janet Blount

      Sep 12, 2017

      well done Jon, amazing effort!!


    • Dan Blackburn

      Dan Blackburn

      Sep 12, 2017

      Well done mate, good on u, from time and the lads at D.Blackburn Contractors ❤️




      Sep 12, 2017


    • emma haworth

      emma haworth

      Sep 10, 2017

      Good luck today boys. Please come back in one piece! Love you Jon lots and very proud of you for doing this xxxx


    • Sarah Gabriel

      Sarah Gabriel

      Sep 9, 2017

      Good luck boys! X


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    Jon Haworth

    Jon Haworth

    Accrington, United Kingdom

    Myself & Andrew Gabriel will be taking on the North West Tough Mudder course in September for this cause. Anyone that knows me will know that me and long distance running don't mix well so a 12 mile obstacle course is a massive challenge for me but one I am proud to take part in

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