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faye stapleton is crowdfunding

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£6,453
raised of £6,000 target by 246 supporters

Weʼre raising £6,000 to raise money for patients currently on ICU with COVID-19 to communicate with family members at this difficult time.

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2020 we woke up to blue lights flashing, looking out the window we were shocked to see my Dad walking towards the ambulance which is outside our home, this was on the 28/03/2020 at 1.30am.

Today it’s been almost 4 weeks, and we are in absolute devastation. Dad is one of COVID-19s victims but he is still fighting strong. We have been unable to do anything. We miss him so much, and we feel helpless as we can't help him fight this battle.

We took a call from Intensive Care at Bristol Royal Infirmary and they suggested FaceTiming my Dad as this would potentially increase his brain activity. They hoped a familiar voice would stimulate a response in his rehabilitation.

As heartbreaking as it was, it was incredible for us to see our Dad as it has been a heartwrenching four weeks. My mum, his wife has never spent more than four nights apart from her husband in over 50 years. It gave her great strength when seeing his face again on FaceTime. Despite only starting this FaceTime call a week ago, we have seen small but hopeful improvements which can give us the strength to carry on.

We are privileged to have such things like Facetime, but there are many that don’t. At a time where we have no physical contact, or even that voice we miss so very much, having an iPad so that we could see loved ones would mean so much.

Our story continues and my Dad is still fighting the fight of his life, we want to help our ICU departments in getting iPads into the units to give families hope and patients the determination again.

We can’t sit side by side, hold their hands, or even deliver a much needed I LOVE YOU, but an iPad and a FaceTime could give a superb alternative.

Thank you for listening, any donation would be appreciated to help us on our journey in delivering iPads to the ICU departments.

Stay home, stay safe.

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246

  • Christine Williams

    Christine Williams

    Jun 20, 2020

    Best wishes to you and all your family - so pleased your dad is home.You are an amazing fundraiser! xx

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 19, 2020

    I'm so pleased your dad has made a good recovery.

  • Cheryl Brown

    Cheryl Brown

    Jun 19, 2020

    £20.00

  • Hilary Taylor

    Hilary Taylor

    Jun 19, 2020

    Hope your Dad continues to fight this horrible disease. Thinking of you xxx

    £20.00

  • Deborah Elsom

    Deborah Elsom

    Jun 19, 2020

    What an amazing man your dad is Faye.Hope this helps.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 17, 2020

    Amazing story, Faye. I'm so pleased for you, your family and your dad :)

  • Skye (Ravenhill Road)

    Skye (Ravenhill Road)

    May 21, 2020

    I saw you on TV and was so shocked and upset at how ill your dad has been and what you must have been through as a family. I admire you so much for raising money in spite of this. Love to you all.

    £10.00

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