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£780raised of £600 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £780 to Help raise funds for Oliver Cameron's life saving heart surgery.

    Funded on Tuesday, 10th October 2017

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    Please sponsor my half marathon run for Olivers heart. ❤️

    On the 31st of January 2017 Oliver was born at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Within minutes of birth Oliver had difficulty breathing. Oliver was rushed to the neo-natal intensive care unit where a number of scans and tests were carried out. It was discovered that Oliver had a large mass within the wall of his heart and further diagnostics were needed.

    On day two of his life he was transferred to Southampton General Hospital. Once at Southampton Oliver suffered two episodes of Ventricular Tachycardia and immediatley needed to be sedated and shocked to bring his heart back into a normal rythm.

    It was discovered that Oliver has a Cardiac Fibroma in the left ventrical wall of the heart. This means that he has a mass in the left side of his heart, which is larger than his heart itself. This type of tumour places Oliver at risk of his heart arythmias which are life threatening.

    Oliver suffered his third Ventricular Tachycardia on the 27/02/17 where once again he was sedated and shocked back into rhythm. A heart breaking experience for any parent to witness.

    As this type of tumour is extremely rare the NHS have only seen a couple of cases. Unfortunately, the NHS are therefore unable to offer Oliver the operation to remove the tumour as they do not have the expertise in his condition. Having researched Olivers fibroma his parents found a number of cases have been reported in America, mainly at Boston Childrens Hospital. A study revealed between 1990 and 2013, 20 children presented with this condition and all underwent surgery. All 20 patients survied the surgical removal of the tumour and were Ventricular tachycardia free following surgery.

    As the NHS are unable to offer this to Oliver his parents are desperate to raise sufficent funds to take him to Boston for this life saving treatment so that our beautiful little man has the chance of a long and happy life.

    Please donate to help give Oliver a chance at life! ❤️

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      23

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Oct 9, 2017

        well done Jess and am already waiting for the next one you and Ellei :) do...

        £130.10

      • Helen Beveridge

        Helen Beveridge

        Oct 8, 2017

        Well done Jess xxx

        £40.00

      • Emma Platt

        Emma Platt

        Oct 8, 2017

        Well done!! xx

        £10.00

      • Clare Towse

        Clare Towse

        Oct 8, 2017

        £50.00

      • Sarah

        Sarah

        Oct 7, 2017

        Good Luck Jess, you can do it!!!xx

        £20.00

      • Kate Uttridge

        Kate Uttridge

        Oct 7, 2017

        Good luck Jess!!

        £20.00

      • Sam Howells

        Sam Howells

        Oct 7, 2017

        Break the world record! Good stuff!

        £50.00

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      Jessica Howells

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      Please sponsor me whilst I attempt to run the Oxford Half Marathon on 8th October 2017.

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