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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help my daughter Charlotte. Charlotte is 14 month old and suffers with Chronic Kidney Disease (Stage 5).

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Charlotte's Story;

Charlotte was born 7/9/15, 5 weeks premature. At only 36 hours old she was separated from her mum who was herself kept in hospital due to complications at birth and transferred to a hospital over 2 hours away.

Charlotte was initially diagnosed with bilateral hydronephrosis and at only 5 days old underwent her first major life saving operation. It was at this point that Charlotte was also diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis, meaning a narrowing of the artery from her heart to her lungs, a condition which has now worsened.

Charlotte was then diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5, and required urgent dialysis. She has since undergone life saving surgery a further 7 times.

Over the past 14 month Charlotte's condition has literally split and is continuing to split our tiny little family in two. Charlotte has spent the majority of her short life so far in hospital over 2 hours away with her mum Rachel, meaning she is away from her sister Emily who has suspected autism and her Dad John.

Rachel has had to give up work to become Charlotte's full time carer. Charlotte requires life saving medication to be administered every day and can only be fed via a tube into her stomach.

The picture on this page is of Charlotte taken on 31/10/16, 14 month old.

Charlotte attends hospital over 2 hours away for dialysis 3 times a week, every week of every month until she is big enough, strong enough and old enough to have a transplant.

We never fully appreciated how much her condition was going to affect our family. Financially it has hit us extremely hard as we never expected things to be so stressful and severe, as a young family we have financial commitments and debt like most do. Our home requires modifications and improvements to help make it a safe environment for Charlotte to play, grow and develop. We would really appreciate it if anyone could help us give Charlotte the things she needs.

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  • John Newton

    John Newton

    20 days ago

    John Newton

    One of our Christmas wishes this year was granted, which was to have our brave little girl home with us for Christmas. After such a horrid 2016 we struggled to believe having Charlotte home for Christmas was ever going to happen, thankfully I am happy to say that Charlotte has had a lovely Christmas this year and has been spoilt rotten with lots of presents. Rachel and I will be on BBC Radio Sheffield tomorrow morning (28/12/16) at 9.50am talking about Charlotte's story, please listen in if you can, help share Charlotte's story.

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    a month ago

    John Newton

    Rachel and I would like to thank everyone who has kindly donated to our page. It is very very much appreciated. We never expected to be on the front page of the Barnsley Chronicle, it was to our amazement that they even wanted to run our story. We are hopeful that the media coverage Charlotte gets from this helps us towards reaching our target. Charlotte has multiple needs and requires much love and support which we are doing our very best to give her. Thank you everyone for your support.

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    2 months ago

    John Newton

    Just to let everyone know, Charlotte is now home again! After another stressful couple of weeks we have our little family together again. We have hope that we will now all be together for Xmas and New Year, and that apart from the life saving dialysis visits which have to happen every week, that we don't have any more lengthy stays in hospital for some time. We have to now turn our attention to the changes we need to make to our home. Please help like + share Charlotte's story, every little helps us towards making the changes she needs.

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  • Greg Pursehouse

    Greg Pursehouse

    Dec 29, 2016

    Good luck, we hope you get everything you need. Much love from Greg, Jess and Bump XX

    £11.00

  • zoe butterworth

    zoe butterworth

    Dec 28, 2016

    I wish you all the best x

    £20.00

  • Sarah Stone

    Sarah Stone

    Dec 28, 2016

    Love Laraine & Richard Stone

    £20.00

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