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Closed 03/05/2017

raised of £990 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,025 to For the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hull Women & Children's Hospital (£10 for every day that our daughter Alice spent in the unit)

    Hull, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

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    I'm training to run the Hull 10k on 18/06/2017 to raise money for the Hull NICU, to say Thank You to the people who saved our daughter, who took such good care of her for the first 14 weeks of her life, and supported us throughout her NICU journey. This is a huge challenge for me as I am not a runner, I am following a 14 week running programme meaning that starting on Alice's birthday (today, 02/01/17) theoretically could mean that by the anniversary of her discharge from the NICU (11/04/17) I would be capable of running 10k! However I will be taking it slowly as this will take me much longer!

    Alice was delivered by caesarean at 26 weeks + 5 days, weighing 2lb 5oz, and was given only a 60% chance of survival. The day she was born, as she was rushed to the NICU, I was put into a medically induced coma, on a ventilator in the ICU whilst I battled pneumonia. Alice had to be delivered to give us both a chance of survival as without treatment neither of us would be here today. I spent 13 days in a coma, and as I was fighting for my life, Alice was fighting for hers, her strength and determination amazes me. When I was woken up I was unable to speak or move, I was confused, scared, frustrated, and angry that I couldn't be with my little girl. But the kindness of my daughters nurses shone through, they regularly sent letters detailing how she was doing and what was happening to her, they also sent photographs and her hand and foot prints. As well as caring for Alice, the nurses supported my husband, and our young sons (then 4 & 6) when they visited their tiny sister in hospital, and were so supportive when I was finally able to meet my daughter for the first time. They were there for us as Alice fought for her life, battling infections, and learning to feed and breathe, explaining her condition, procedures and equipment, and teaching us how to care for her. These special nurses became like friends helping us through our NICU journey. They are Angels in Blue!



    • Kate Foy3 years ago
      Kate Foy

      Kate Foy

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      So my just giving page has now closed with aft and total of £1025.00 raised for the NICU at hull women and children's hospital. This is an incredible amount and has smashed my target of £990. So I'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has sponsored me, shared my page and encouraged me to keep going. I will be setting up another page shortly to continue to fundraise until I have completed the run. We have also raised £565.00 offline, meaning our current total stands at £1590!!! Thank You again you are all amazing! Xxxx

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    • Kate Foy3 years ago
      Kate Foy

      Kate Foy

      3 years ago

      Wow! Thank You to everyone who has sponsored me and donated to this fantastic cause! I can't believe I have reached my online target this is absolutely amazing! Running is hard going but I'm putting everything into it and now working to increase my distance and endurance. 3 months to go so let's see what my total will be by race day! You're all amazing! Much love xxx

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    Page last updated on: 5/2/2017 11.19



    • Terri Chambers

      Terri Chambers

      May 2, 2017

      My new granddaughter is in NICU in Cambridge. They do a great job.

    • Anonymous


      May 2, 2017


    • Elaine Major

      Elaine Major

      Apr 3, 2017

      Hi Kate,Keep up the good work!mum xxx


    • Lisa Duncan

      Lisa Duncan

      Mar 22, 2017

      Well done kate 💖💙


    • lyn powell

      lyn powell

      Mar 21, 2017

      I have every faith in you xx


    • Claire route

      Claire route

      Mar 19, 2017

      Excellent cause & so proud of what you've achieved a true inspiration Katie. Xx


    • Helen Johnson

      Helen Johnson

      Feb 28, 2017

      Am so proud of you, after not knowing if u or Alice would pull through you have done so well and both of you are fighters.


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