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Weʼre raising £500 to donate to the PICU ward of the Royal Children's Hospital Belfast

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Taran was born on 27/12/18 with a right sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia.Scans had shown his liver and bowels in his chest cavity, his heart pushed to the left side of his chest and his right lung severely under-developed. From his first scan at 23 weeks he was given a 50/50 chance of survival. Unfortunately for Taran only 10% of CDH cases are right sided which made his case more complicated.

As soon as Taran was born he was intubated and put on a ventilator as he was unable to breathe for himself. He stayed in the NICU in the Royal Victoria Maternity hospital until he was 4 days old and was then transferred to the Royal Childrens hospital for repair surgery.

After a successful surgery he remained in PICU for 5 weeks and 5 days. His CDH journey included Taran being re-intubated twice a second repair surgery where a patch was inserted, two blood transfusions, several central lines and infections that resulted in him being septic, in under 6 weeks Taran overcame it all to come home to his big brother and we all got to be together for the first time.

Taran had one more stay in hospital after all of this but he decided he liked being at home more. We will forever be so grateful to all the staff in the Royal Victoria Hospital in both the NICU and the PICU. Without them we would never have been able to have Taran home with us. We want to be able to donate to them to show our appreciation for all they have done for us. In the process we hope to raise awareness of this awful birth defect that takes the lives of 50% of babies diagnosed with it. All our love James, Helen, big brother Fynn and our CDH warrior Taran xxx

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  • James Goss2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Hi folks just another quick update, Lee carried out his water tread yesterday and managed to hit the 6 hour mark that he had set for himself after a monumental effort and a serious amount of Jelly babies to keep the energy levels up! Thanks to everyone that showed up to support Lee and also thanks to Queen's for the use of the facilities. All of your donations are greatly appreciated!

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    3 months ago

    http://www.queenssport.com/sport-news-events-belfast-queens%20university/CharityTreadWaterfortheRoyalChildrensHospital.html

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  • James Goss3 months ago
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    James Goss

    3 months ago

    Hi everyone thanks for all of the donations, myself and Lee did the Spartan race on 26/05/19 it was great fun but really hard and lee had an epic beard as you can see below, next up for Lee is a water tread on 06/07/19 in Queens PEC he is aiming for 6 hrs! Next up for myself will be a 10k on 29/09/19, again I would just like to say we are all overwhelmed by your generosity. Thanks James

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Page last updated on: 9/12/2019 07.28

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  • Sarah Elizabeth

    Sarah Elizabeth

    Sep 12, 2019

    Fabulous place. Our son was also treated here before being sent to great Ormond street. The doctors and nurses were outstanding. So glad to hear ur little guy is doing so well.

    £10.00

  • michael Mc Entee

    michael Mc Entee

    Sep 11, 2019

    YNWA tatan

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    Declan Duffy

    Aug 31, 2019

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    Aug 8, 2019

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    Nicola Sherry

    Jul 25, 2019

    £10.00

  • Elaine Murphy

    Elaine Murphy

    Jul 14, 2019

    £5.00

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    Joanna Relf Lee

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