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Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin) is crowdfunding

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£4,430
raised of £27,960 target by 134 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)7 days ago
    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    7 days ago

    Day 164 and Leo has had his first trip outside 🥰. A momentous day for the whole family. Leo now has 5 hours a day unconnected right his intravenous feed so the family can now do simple things such as go for a walk! For this special family the simple things are BIG things ❤️❤️

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  • Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)14 days ago
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    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    14 days ago

    158 days old and this little fighter has just come out of his 5th surgery! Leo’s feeding line had dislodged and a new one was needed! 5 operations in 158 days! And that’s why we are raising money to buy much needed and expensive equipment for the NHS! One less thing for them to worry about so they can concentrate on caring for Leo and babies just like him! To those who have raised funds Thank you! To those who have donated Thank you! To the drs, nurses and carers Thank you! 💙💙💙

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  • Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)22 days ago
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    Leo and Luca Hallums (Emma Curtin)

    22 days ago

    Yesterday we made front page of the Yorkshire evening post! It also happened to be our 5 month old birthday! It’s exhausting being famous at 5 months old 😊 The YEP were amazing and we really hope the story helps us get closer to our goal 💙💙

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2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 7/5/2022 20.13

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  • Nelson family

    Nelson family

    Jul 5, 2022

    Good luck Matt and Amy Church, and all the team. x

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 5, 2022

    £20.00

  • David Flannigan

    David Flannigan

    Jul 2, 2022

    £20.00

  • Josie Hughes

    Josie Hughes

    Jul 1, 2022

    £30.00

  • Will Stewart

    Will Stewart

    Jul 1, 2022

    £30.00

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    GBC

    Jul 1, 2022

    £30.00

  • Amanda Bax

    Amanda Bax

    Jun 26, 2022

    Good luck Amy you can do it! X

    £5.00

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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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