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raised of £1,000 target by 562 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,300 to help two charities... TOF (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula) and The Bristol Rovers community trust.

    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

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    Please read this story of our about our best friends little girl. This is only a snippet of what they as a family have been through. So proud of all of them and the reason I'm taken on this huge challenge. I am splitting the money with the Bristol Rovers community trust which works with a wide spectrum of the community including health, education and sport projects.

    Hi my name is Halle! I was born on 28th August 2019 at 11.04am weighing 7lb 4oz. Shortly after my birth my mummy and daddy noticed that I didn’t want any milk and seemed very bubbly, my midwife just put this down to mucus. Later on that evening I still didn’t want any milk so my mummy and the midwife both tried feeding me. I then started to struggle to breath and was taken to NICU where they put a little oxygen mask on me.

    Before I knew it I was taken into the intensive care room and put in an incubator, lots of doctors and nurses gathered around me trying to understand what was happening.

    We were told that they suspected that I had TOF (Trachea Oesophageal Fistula) this is where my Oesophagus ends blind and my stomach tube is attached to my wind pipe, when looking at the X-rays they could see that the feeding tube just coiled up and didn’t go anywhere. This condition requires surgery that would need to be done in the next 48 hours. However the consultant didn’t end there, I was also showing signs of having something called VACTERL, when doing my X-rays they also noticed that I had an extra rib and a few were fused together (V in VACTERL stands for Vertebrae defects) The consultant explained all the conditions associated with VACTERL and then went on to say that my anal passage was in the wrong place (A in VACTERL stands for Anal malformation) I would have further tests done before and after my surgery to see if I was showing anymore signs. However at this point my suspected TOF was the thing that needed to be dealt with first.

    Thanks for reading my story!
    Halle Steele

    Thank you



    • Nik Weeks4 years ago
      Nik Weeks

      Nik Weeks

      4 years ago

      Can't believe I'm on £760 already and I haven't even started the challenge yet! The challenge starts on Monday 3rd August 2020! Please share my page when you get the chance! Thank you everyone x

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    • Nik Weeks4 years ago
      Nik Weeks

      Nik Weeks

      4 years ago

      Thank you everyone who has donated so far.. Little update. Training going very well and starting my longers runs (up to 12 miles) with the current covid-19 situation the challenge is under review at all times so I can adjust my training. Still hoping for July, if not hopefully a small delay by a month or two. Once again thank you all for your support and please share with everyone you know what I'm doing. 👍🏻 Nik

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    • Simon Steele

      Simon Steele

      Sep 25, 2020


    • The Exeter

      The Exeter

      Sep 24, 2020

      Well done on your efforts from everyone at The Exeter.


    • Simon Foster

      Simon Foster

      Sep 24, 2020

      Fair play mate well done From Simon (Dobby the cleaner)


    • Real Razor

      Real Razor

      Sep 16, 2020

      Up the gas!!!


    • Shaun @BRFCKits auction

      Shaun @BRFCKits auction

      Sep 15, 2020

      Well done Nik!


    • K Webb

      K Webb

      Sep 1, 2020

      From K Webb


    • Shaun @BRFCKits

      Shaun @BRFCKits

      Aug 19, 2020

      Well done Nik!


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    Nik Weeks

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    In July 2020 I will be running to and from work for one working week (Coalpit heath - Portbury) 15 miles each way! Total of 150 miles for the week. Over 5 marathons. To raise money for TOF's and Bristol Rovers Community Trust.

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