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Weʼre raising £2,500 to Enable Emma to spend time caring for for her son Theo after his operation on a Cavernoma in his brain and to help with aftercare equipment.

Epsom, UK
16 days to go

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I am fundraising so that a colleague of mine Emma can take time off work to look after her little boy Theo, who is 8 years old, after his brain operation to try to improve some of the many Cavernomas he has. It will also relive the burden of any equipment needed to make Theo comfortable and hopefully have something left to buy him some treats :-). Please see the link below for more information on Cavernomas, but in short they are weaknesses in the blood vessels that form blackberry shaped bubbles that leak blood either slowly or they can burst causing a hemorrhage or stroke.

This illness has affected Theo for quite a while now, it has affected his personality and he suffers from seizures regularly. Emma has had to take a lot of time off work to look after Theo and attend many appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

As this is a major operation, Theo will need time to recover and have the care from Doctors, but most importantly the care that only a mother can give. The only option that is available is to take an unpaid sabbatical, and at this very stressful time, the added financial burden is not something the family should have to worry about. There are additional financial burdens, such a new pushchair as Theo often becomes tired and needs rest, hospital parking, overnight stays at the hospital.

This horrible disease is something close to my heart too as my Mother suffers the same, but as she is in her 70's they will not operate.

Please help me raise this money to so that a family can spend time together during such a stressful time. This will no doubt not be the last of Theo's treatment but it will hopefully be a big step towards his recovery and the chance to live a normal life.

Thank you in advance for any donations.

Cavernoma Society

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  • Michael Ravenhill9 days ago
    Michael Ravenhill

    Michael Ravenhill

    9 days ago

    Dear All, Please find below a message that Matt and Emma have asked me to post: Hello Everyone From Theo, myself and Emma can I just say a massive thank you to everyone from the bottom of our hearts. Massive thanks to Mike and Zahir who set this all up and got to say totally overwhelmed by the response. Really did not expect anything like this to happen and must say it will really help in this very stressful time. It’s the big day tomorrow so everything crossed. Once again thank you all so much. Matt, Em and of course Theo.

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  • Michael Ravenhill13 days ago
    Michael Ravenhill

    Michael Ravenhill

    13 days ago

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, the page is set to be open for 30 days (the minimum they do) so you still have time to share. It has been a phenomenal response in just a few days and I know how much they appreciate it. Theo came into the office today and looked really well, so hopefully he can keep his strength up for the Op. Keep up the good work, we are nearly up to the target :-)

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  • Michael Ravenhill15 days ago
    Michael Ravenhill

    Michael Ravenhill

    15 days ago

    In less than 24 hours we are 60% of our way to our target, thank you sooooooo much to everyone who has donated. Changing lives in just a little way makes a huge difference.

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Page last updated on: 8/16/2018 3:05 PM



  • Anonymous


    Aug 16, 2018

  • George Billings

    George Billings

    Aug 15, 2018


  • Bernadette McGrath

    Bernadette McGrath

    Aug 14, 2018

    Thinking about you all. Wishing Theo a speedy recovery. Bernie. X


  • Indi


    Aug 13, 2018

    Thoughts are with you Emma. Wishing Theo a speedy recovery love indi xx


  • Caroline


    Aug 11, 2018

    You're on our thoughts and prayers Theo.


  • Pavlin Naidoo

    Pavlin Naidoo

    Aug 8, 2018

    Emma - You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we wish Theo a speedy recovery.


  • Alesha Wright

    Alesha Wright

    Aug 8, 2018

    Good luck Theo, I hope those magnificent doctors and nurses make you feel better then you ever have done before. To Emma and Matt, I send you all the love in the world xxxx


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