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£140raised of £2,000 target by 3 supporters

    Weʼve raised £140 to help this beautiful, bright, bubbly 17 year old girl rebuild her life after meningococcal meningitis

    Funded on Tuesday, 19th September 2017

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    On Tuesday 09 May 2017 Maddy was at work at the racing stables, a job which she loves. Getting paid to work with horses? She was in heaven! She had recently graduated from the Northern Racing College and was now working in a job she loved.

    The following day she was feeling a bit sick with aching joints and by the early hours of Thursday 11 May she was in the Intensive Care Unit of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia. She was intubated and fighting for her life. The hospital could make no promises to her parents, other than they would do their best but, privately, nobody thought that she would survive.

    Today (20/05/2017) she is still in ICU. She is weak and has fluid on her lungs but she is now conscious and is able to eat and drink again.

    Has she beaten this horrible bacterial infection? Not yet but she is getting there, although she has a long, tough road ahead of her.

    When she gets back home she will be cared for by her parents, both of whom are qualified paediatric nurses who have cared for other people's children for years, and her three brothers but, although the family are rich in love, they are by no means millionaires. Her mum, Ali, recently gave up nursing and became a foster carer but she will be unable to do that whilst she cares for her beautiful girl because this infection does not leave quietly!

    This horrible infection has left Maddy with necrosis to her extremities which can only be resolved by amputation which will change her life for ever.

    Maddy is a fighter and WILL beat this and come out the other end just as strong, bright and bubbly as she was two weeks ago but, although she is surrounded by love and positive thoughts, these do not pay the bills, nor do they make any adaptions to the house that she will need.

    Every pound received will be spent on giving Maddy back her independence and helping the family to make ends meet whilst they nurse her back to full health



    • Martin Chapman1 year ago
      Martin Chapman

      Martin Chapman

      1 year ago

      Maddy underwent hours of surgery yesterday so today is the first day of the rest of her life. She is currently in intensive care and has a long, hard road ahead of her to get back to living her life. Life will obviously never be the same for her but she is a fighter and WILL live her life to the full, with or without all her extremities but she WILL need help to buy all the things she needs and to make all the necessary adaptions she will require.

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    • Martin Chapman1 year ago
      Martin Chapman

      Martin Chapman

      1 year ago

      It's the 26th of July and Maddy is in extreme pain, taking oramorph two hourly and getting from A to B in a wheelchair, pushed by her ever attentive mum. Maddy was placed on the waiting list for theatre yesterday and after 2-3 weeks she will be admitted for amputation. They don't know how much of her extremities they are going to have to amputate and will not until she is in theatre but it is something that they have to do to remove the necrotic flesh and to ease the pain as much as they can.

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    • Martin Chapman1 year ago
      Martin Chapman

      Martin Chapman

      1 year ago

      Today we discovered that car parking is costing £16 per day and her mum is having to pay for all her own food. Add that to the fuel to and from the hospital for the parent not staying and the decrease in income means tat this family may have to sell their home to make ends meet. This is the home that they bought to be able to care for foster children, after dedicating years of working in hospitals to care for sick kids in there when they were in need.

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    Page last updated on: 9/1/2017 9:50 AM



    • Chris Ashenden

      Chris Ashenden

      Jun 15, 2017


    • Sam Bangert

      Sam Bangert

      Jun 8, 2017


    • Morna Hutchison

      Morna Hutchison

      May 23, 2017

      Hope this helps xxxx


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