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£2,815
raised of £4,000 target by 50 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,815 to help provide little Eliza with the life saving equipment crucial for real time monitoring of her Glucose levels.

    Bristol, UK
    Funded on Friday, 22nd June 2018

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    Story

    Eliza was rushed into hospital this Christmas (2017) after her pancreas stopped producing insulin. Because of this her blood became poisonous and started attacking her organs. She was hours away from intensive care and a life threatening situation but luckily was caught just in time. Type 1 diabetes is a condition that needs constant monitoring - for life.

    All was going well after leaving hospital until Eliza had a seizure. Caused by hypoglycemia the seizure put my brother Tom in a situation that I could not imagine. Eliza stopped breathing. Tom gave Eliza mouth to mouth resuscitation allowing the paramedics to take over on arrival. Thankfully Eliza pulled through like a warrior but scared all the family half to death. The NHS are amazing at providing most everyday equipment crucial for injecting insulin and manual monitoring but this is limited. What is not available is resources to provide real time monitoring.

    After the fit Tom set out to get the best available care for Eliza no matter what the cost. He immediately paid for a device which has been brilliant. The unit is the key to limiting the current and future effects of Type 1 allowing accurate continuous glucose monitoring. The system provides real time data every 5 minutes via a needle attached to a device on Eliza's back. It sends data to Tom's phone, tablet and watch that will enable him to prevent emergency visits to the hospital and maintain a good quality of life for Eliza.

    Our Target of £4000 will pay for the Dexcom G5 device with all associated sensors, transmitters, and pads for the next two years!!

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    • Michael Alexander2 years ago
      Michael Alexander

      Michael Alexander

      2 years ago

      https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-toddler-who-developed-diabetes-1316131

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    • Michael Alexander2 years ago
      Michael Alexander

      Michael Alexander

      2 years ago

      A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to Eliza's fund with donations and messages of good will. Shortly after the fund went live I was contacted by a representative from Just givings PR department who asked if there was anything they could do to help raise awareness. Jane used her media contacts to link Tom and Eliza up with the Bristol Post. So a big thanks to Jane E!!! Mike

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    • Michael Alexander2 years ago
      Michael Alexander

      Michael Alexander

      2 years ago

      Massive thanks to everyone who has formed part of Eliza's fundraiser. Because of the good cause and huge first week amount reached the fund has drawn in some media interest around promoting awareness for type 1 diabetes. watch this space for updates!!

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 3/20/2018 11.43

    Supporters

    50

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 20, 2018

    • Joelle

      Joelle

      Mar 17, 2018

      Un abbraccio little angel!!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 10, 2018

    • rob

      rob

      Mar 9, 2018

      Good luck. I hope your daughter and your family can adjust to living and managing Type 1 ok-I am sure that you will. I'm type 1 & had a severe hypo last summer. I now use a CGM and its revolutionary

      £5.00

    • Jade Timberlake

      Jade Timberlake

      Mar 9, 2018

      £15.00

    • Debbie Yarrow

      Debbie Yarrow

      Mar 9, 2018

      I hope you manage to reach your target. Type 1 diabetes is a constant worry. Good luck x

      £10.00

    • Richard Craven

      Richard Craven

      Mar 9, 2018

      £10.00

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    Michael Alexander

    Michael Alexander

    Bristol, UK

    I am Toms big brother Mike! Tom very rarely asks for help but we all need it every so often. I know that the messages and donations from this fund will give my brother a boost in this tough period of adjustment in his life. Thanks for taking the time.

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