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Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin) is crowdfunding

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raised of £27,960 target by 153 supporters

Weʼre raising £27,960 to purchase a Dräger Babyleo® TN500 incubator or similar (as chosen by the unit) for the NICU at the Leeds General Infirmary (1170369)

Leeds, United Kingdom

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On the 13th January 2022, due to a complication of TAPS we welcomed Leo and Luca into the world at just 29 weeks gestation. Both boys came out fighting and have continued to overcome multiple setbacks. Luca is now at home and a proud graduate of the Neonatal Intensive care Unit where his little brother Leo remains.

Leo has had to contend with multiple surgeries, blood transfusions and severe necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) leaving him with just 42cm of bowel remaining.

Without the outstanding care of the nurses, doctors, consultants and carers in the NICU, neither of the boys would be with us today! Alongside the 24 hour care from professionals we also have to acknowledge the life saving equipment that has been used to help the boys thrive and grow outside the womb.

Did you know.... Its costs around £1500 PER DAY to care for a sick baby in the NICU

Specialist life saving equipment is expensive... and as we know the NHS has struggled for funding for many years. So, as a HUGE THANK YOU on behalf of Leo and Luca, their family and friends and all sick babies who have required life saving care we want to raise money to purchase a specialist Incubator to donate the Leeds General Infirmary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (LGI NICU).

We have chosen Crowdfunding so we can donate the money, on behalf of the boys in one lump sum to purchase the incubator. Anything raised above our target will be shared equally between the following charities:

NEC UK Registered Charity 1181026 and the TAPS Support Foundation.

As the song goes: I never held my hand out and asked for something free I got pride I could roll out for miles in front of me

so... a large group of Family, friends and co workers are taking on the YORKSHIRE 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH 2022 In order to push our own limits (as Leo and Luca have and continue to do) to help raise these funds.

All FUNDS WILL BE DONATED... 100% TO THE CHARITIES MENTIONED ABOVE.

On Behalf of Leo, Luca, Natalia and Ashley.... THANKYOU! Lets MAKE A DIFFERENCE and help to SAVE OUR FUTURE!

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  • Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)8 days ago
    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    8 days ago

    Our amazing T-shirts are ready! Designed and printed by the very talented Laura Sedman! We can’t wait to wear them! Huge thank you to the Aspire Property group, The Yorkshire Green Team and Mollie Sharps Cheese Shop for our sponsors and to TAPS Support and Leeds Hospitals Charities for their ongoing support and help! Just 47 sleeps until our challenge! #letsdothis 💪🏼

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  • Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)17 days ago
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    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    17 days ago

    Day 192 and the day the Hallums family have been dreaming of! Today they left the hospital with both Leo AND Luca! Many people take the below picture for the baby album, usually within a couple of days(or even hours) if birth! Day 192 for this family makes the milestone even sweeter 💙💙

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  • Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)23 days ago
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    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    23 days ago

    Just 2 months today until we take on our challenge! Our group of fearless warriors will be walking the Yorkshire 3 peaks on Sunday 18th September to try and reach our financial goal of buying an incubator to thanks the NHS and especially Leeds General infirmary NICU for looking after these 2 very special boys! Please help us reach our goal by sponsoring us, sharing this post or joining us 💙💙

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3 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/5/2022 10.37

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153

  • Mark

    Mark

    Aug 5, 2022

    Good luck and great cause :-) m

    £40.00

  • Hayley Roscoe

    Hayley Roscoe

    Aug 4, 2022

    Good Luck Jenna! xx

    £10.00

  • Charlotte Smee

    Charlotte Smee

    Aug 4, 2022

    Good luck Martin

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 3, 2022

    £20.00

  • Mollie Sharp’s Cheese Shop

    Mollie Sharp’s Cheese Shop

    Aug 2, 2022

    Those 3 peaks don’t stand a chance.🏔🏔🏔🚶‍♀️Good Luck for the walk, we all know you’ll smash it. From Lee and the team at Mollie Sharp’s 💙

    £100.00

  • Laura & Reece

    Laura & Reece

    Aug 2, 2022

    We can do it team 😁

    £60.00

  • Nana and Auntie Val

    Nana and Auntie Val

    Aug 2, 2022

    Good luck with the walk x

    £100.00

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Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

Leeds, United Kingdom

Hi, we are Leo and Luca! We came into this world early due to a complications of twin anaemia polycythaemia sequence. At almost 4 months old now our journey continues as we fight the effects of prematurity and other complications. BUT.. ITS TIME TO GIVE BACK!

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