Weʼve raised £435 to support families with premature and/or poorly babies on the Neonatal unit.
- Warrington, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 5th October 2017
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Mia is 5 years old and has challenged herself to raise money to help babies in Neonatal care.
Her little sister Darcie was born at 37 weeks with a rare, life threatening condition called hydrops fetalis which basically means she had a build up of fluid in her tiny body, surrounding her organs and causing her so much pain. We nearly lost her at birth but thanks to the medical team and her fighting strength she made it through the first 24 hours and was transferred to a level 3 NICU hospital which could deal with her complex needs. The two weeks that followed were a roller-coaster of emotions but after a blood transfusion, chest drains, blood gasses, tears, sleepless nights, endless pumping, and lots of support, she was transferred back to our local hospital's special care unit where she stayed for a week before finally coming home on August 10th. This may seem like a small amount of time; and compared to some babies it is - but it felt like a lifetime.
We were the lucky ones, we got our baby home.
To mark a year since her journey in neonatal, her big sister will be taking part in challenges between 21st July - 10th August.
Mia will start her challenges with a fun run (me and her Aunty will also be running with Darcie in her pram!) on Sunday 23rd and end with a bike ride on August 9th.
Mia's ideas to raise her money:
*baking cakes to sell
* running half a mile in fancy dress
*selling old toys and books
*sponsored silence (She is a chatter box so this will be difficult!)
*pizza challenge (she will make a pizza along with a few family members which will then be scored the lowest ranked pizza's get a cream pizza in the face!)
All the money raised will be donated to the neonatal unit to help other families.
It's going to be a fun couple of weeks!
If anyone has any idea's for more challenges or want to challenge themselves to help, please let us know!
Thanks for reading!
Proud Mum of Mia and Darcie.
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Sep 6, 2017
Fabulous idea, well done
Sep 5, 2017
Sep 4, 2017
What a little star. Well done mimi
Aug 18, 2017
Well done Mia for everything you have done so far!
Aug 7, 2017
Well done Mia Xx
Aug 4, 2017
Aug 4, 2017
Good luck xx
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Hi, I'm Meghan, my daughter was born with hydrops fetalis. I am part of support groups to help raise awareness and hope after hydrops and I volunteer at my local hospital after watching their amazing work in neonatal. My eldest daughter also wants to help make a difference!
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