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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help the 4 places that helped Harry

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Hi!

We're hoping to raise money for the 4 places that really helped Harry, and ourselves, during his premature arrival.

Worthing Hospital - Beeding Ward SCBU - Harry was born here at 26 weeks and 3 days on 14th June 2016 weighing 1lb 14.5oz (865g). Due to his size he did not return here until 5 weeks later and stayed for 7 weeks before coming home on 2nd September.

Brighton Hospital - Trevor Mann BU - Harry was taken here about 10 hours after he was born as Worthing is not equipt to care for babies his size. On his 3rd night in Brighton he suffered a pulmonary haemorrhage. The staff managed to stabilise him that night, but we were told the next 24 hours were critical. The best we could hope for was for him to remain stable. He actually improved and continued to for the next 3 weeks until it was decided he would need a PDA Ligation op - to close a valve in his heart that usually closes after birth. Due to his prematurity it wasn't closing naturally and was causing extra work for his little heart.

Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton - NICU - we arrived on eve of Monday 4th July, didn't sleep, saw Harry in the morning before his PDA op, spoke with the nicest, most flamboyant anaesthetist in the NHS, waited extremely nervously for an hour in a waiting room, then the 2 most nonchalant Italian surgeons informed us it went perfectly, said ciao, then left to have an espresso.

Ronald MacDonald House, Brighton - all the time we were in Brighton we were lucky enough to stay in here within The Royal Alexander Children's Hospital. This allowed us to stay in Brighton so we could see Harry a lot more without the hassle or expense of accommodation/parking.

Harry is doing really well and is growing up to be a cheeky little man, which wouldn't be possible without these organisations and the amazing, professional, committed staff that work within them.

All of these places rely heavily on donations, so please give whatever you can. Many thanks Ben & Claire x

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  • Ben Ellis

    Ben Ellis

    3 days ago

    Ben Ellis

    Me: Mummy's just about to change my nappy, I should have a poo now. Me to Me: No, wait until she's just changed you, then force out a poonami.

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    5 days ago

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    NEWS EXCLUSIVE! A long lens photo has caught notes from an important government meeting between Harry Ellis, Minister for Puke, and Teddy McFathead, Minister for Tedxit. The notes don't reveal much about the government's negotiating strategy for Tedxit but it does reveal an unexpected focus on the dairy industry.

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    6 days ago

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    Hi! Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. Here's a couple of little cheeky monkeys, Harry with a Ronald McDonald House teddy. You can buy these teddies at McDonalds with the money raised going to Ronald McDonald house. If you want to find out more about them then watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzB-icp3274 - featuring good friends of ours, Jo and Alex, whom we met at Brighton whilst staying there. We saw them last weekend and their son, Ethan, is doing great too.

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  • mc ellis

    mc ellis

    Dec 3, 2016

    Wishing you all the very best, enjoy your first Christmas together. Lots of love Matt, Claire, Olivia & Henry xx

    £50.00

  • Damo, Jules & Lyla

    Damo, Jules & Lyla

    Nov 30, 2016

    Great idea doing this guys. Nice to give something back. Fingers crossed you get to your target. I'd personally sponsor Ben to listen to Del Amitri's classic hits non stop for 24 hours if it helps? x

    £20.00

  • L Gunn

    L Gunn

    Nov 30, 2016

    Sending all our thanks and support to all the organisations that helped you both bring Harry home 😊

    £50.00

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