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£1,232raised of £5,000 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,232 to raise funds for Addenbrookes Liver Transplant Association (ALTA) and Addenbrookes Transplant Unit

    Funded on Friday, 31st August 2018

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    On 15th March 2017 James took to his bed with flu like symptoms. Unknown to us was the beginning of a long Journey that would result in a Liver Transplant on 20th July 2017. James had suffered a spontanious infection in his liver which caused both his Liver and Kidneys to fail. Our lives changed overnight!

    On the 15th of March 2017 James took to his bed with Flu like symptoms, 6 days later he was in the Critical Care Unit in Colchester General Hospital with Liver and Kidney failure and he was fighting for his life. James was Transfered to Addenbrookes Intensive Care unit On 26th March 2017, the journey caused him to deteriorate, his lungs filled with fluid and he was put on a ventilator with a 5% chance of survival and a prepare for the worst conversation with the Consultant. 2 days later James started to show signs of improvement and a week later was transferred to High dependancy in the Transplant unit. His Kidneys started to recover and the transplant team worked to get James well enough to go through transplant surgery. James was able to come home on 9th May and after many tests and assessments, on 13th June it was confirmed that James was on the transplant list. James was re-admitted to Colchester General hospital 14th July after having a sickness bug and his health had declined and required several blood transfusions. At 1am on18th July we had the first phone call from Addenbrookes they have a liver for James at 10am we are told the liver couldn't be used. Then came a second call at 7am 19th July, we are told ETA 2pm we waited and waited and finally James is wheeled down to theatre at 8.30pm the walk was mentally the longest walk I have ever done. The Surgeons work through the night and James moves to recovery around 6am and then we were together again at 10.30am. If it wasn't for the wonderful doner and the fantastic team at Addenbrookes James wouldn't be here today. To mark the anniversay of James transplant we are organising a sponsered shave on 20th July and a pier to pier walk on 21st July. James and my Father will be shaving Their beards and hair which has been growing since James transplant and I will be walking between Clacton and walton pier with a group of people to raise money for Addenbrookes Liver Transplant Association and for Addenbrookes Transplant Unit.



    • Lucy Taylor-Norman3 months ago
      Lucy Taylor-Norman

      Lucy Taylor-Norman

      3 months ago

      Thank you to everyone who has contributed and help with the fund raising. We have a grand of £1822 which will go a long way. Addenbrookes are raising money for a machine that will test a liver before transplantation which will enable more liver transplants to take place and save more lives.your help is is much appreciated. Love to you all James and Lucy

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    • Lucy Taylor-Norman4 months ago
      Lucy Taylor-Norman

      Lucy Taylor-Norman

      4 months ago

      A big thank you to everyone who has donated and taken part in the fundraising. We are leaving the just giving page open a little longer as we have made it into the local weekly paper which is out today. We will update everyone with the final total when we close the page.

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    • Lucy Taylor-Norman5 months ago
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      Lucy Taylor-Norman

      5 months ago

      We made it, James met us all at Walton pier. Many thanks to everyone who took part in the walk. The walk took 2.5 hours and was starting to get very hot. So well done. The next stop well deserved donuts and a drink!

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    • Sue & Rupert

      Sue & Rupert

      Aug 10, 2018

      Congratulations on doing the walk!


    • Elaine and Herb

      Elaine and Herb

      Aug 4, 2018

    • Gavin And Liz - friends of Alison,Simon and Aideen

      Gavin And Liz - friends of Alison,Simon and Aideen

      Jul 31, 2018

      Congratulations on completing your walk


    • Nicky Williams

      Nicky Williams

      Jul 26, 2018

      A very worthy cause that I am proud to be asked to support , best wishes to Simon and Angela


    • Joe Twinn

      Joe Twinn

      Jul 24, 2018

      Well done to all of the walkers - and good work on the hair growing by Captain Birdseye & Uncle Bulgaria


    • Phil and Jo Whyte

      Phil and Jo Whyte

      Jul 23, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Jul 22, 2018

      Well done all of you 🎆 xx

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