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Nik Weeks

Nik Weeks is crowdfunding

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£13,300
raised of £1,000 target by 562 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help two charities... TOF (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula) and The Bristol Rovers community trust.

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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
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  • Nik Weeks4 months ago
    Nik Weeks

    Nik Weeks

    4 months 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 Weeks6 months ago
    Nik Weeks

    Nik Weeks

    6 months 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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9 months ago

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Page last updated on: 9/25/2020 09.44

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562

  • Simon Steele

    Simon Steele

    Sep 25, 2020

    £40.00

  • The Exeter

    The Exeter

    Sep 24, 2020

    Well done on your efforts from everyone at The Exeter.

    £300.00

  • Simon Foster

    Simon Foster

    Sep 24, 2020

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

    £10.00

  • Real Razor

    Real Razor

    Sep 16, 2020

    Up the gas!!!

    £250.00

  • Shaun @BRFCKits auction

    Shaun @BRFCKits auction

    Sep 15, 2020

    Well done Nik!

    £50.00

  • K Webb

    K Webb

    Sep 1, 2020

    From K Webb

    £15.00

  • Shaun @BRFCKits

    Shaun @BRFCKits

    Aug 19, 2020

    Well done Nik!

    £10.00

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Nik Weeks

Nik Weeks

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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