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£13,879raised of £20,000 target by 360 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to help Ruth recover from her sepsis, become mobile and find and adapt a home to live with her family. To be a Mum.

Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK

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In March this year the Quilietti-Bird family; Ruth, Mark, Lucia (7) and Isabella (4); started living everyone’s worst nightmare .
Out of the blue, previously healthy Mum; Ruth; became desperately ill with sepsis and they were told to prepare for the worst. However, Ruth’s fighting spirit saw her through a horrific journey of near death experiences and of moving hospitals seven times to receive specialist treatment for her respiratory, heart and renal failures. Mark was trying to juggle being with Ruth and maintaining some form of normality for their young children. Her 40th birthday was spent in Intensive Care rather than on a planned family break.
Mark was told he should say goodbye, Ruth had a do not resuscitate notice added to her health records. Ruth fought back.
When Ruth finally woke up from her coma, after 10 long weeks, her hands and feet were black and dying. Ruth, an artist, still has her hands but both legs have been amputated below the knees. Ruth’s family had more time to process this heart-breaking situation, but Ruth had little time to come to terms with the news.
Ruth’s recovery has been remarkable and she is exceeding all medical expectations, but as a final adversity she cannot return to the family home as their flat is unsuitable, being an old build with an outdoor, communal stair.
You can help us crowd fund towards helping Ruth and her husband, Mark, convert a suitable family home where their 2 small girls Lucia and Isabella can live as normal a life as possible; and to provide a mobility scooter for those more difficult days when they happen.
Your support will help make sure that Ruth does not become a prisoner in her own home.
Please give what you can to this crowd-funding campaign, please share with friends and family – when a community pulls together great things can happen and you can be part of that.

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  • Jacqueline Campbell3 months ago
    Jacqueline Campbell

    Jacqueline Campbell

    3 months ago

    With only a couple of weeks to go, it would be amazing if we could all do one last push and share Ruth’s Page again? Many thanks for all your support 🧡

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  • Jacqueline Campbell3 months ago
    Jacqueline Campbell

    Jacqueline Campbell

    3 months ago

    Hello Everyone. Ruth’s Page is drawing to a close now. We’ve achieved an amazing 65 % of the goal, that’s almost £13,000 (after page fees) to help Ruth be a Mum. This wouldn’t of been possible with out all the generosity, support and kindness of you all. Ruth, Mark, Lucia & Isabella would like to extend their heartfelt thanks ❤️

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  • Jacqueline Campbell5 months ago
    Jacqueline Campbell

    Jacqueline Campbell

    5 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Ruth and Mark have found a house 😀. Now your money can be put to good use adapting it. It needs a wet room, wider kitchen and access ramps to start with. All your kind and generous donations will make a huge difference to them 🙏🏻 Please continue to share so we can ease the strain.

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7 months ago

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Page last updated on: 12/8/2018 11:07 AM



  • Carol Hudson

    Carol Hudson

    Dec 8, 2018

    Well done raising for such a wonderful cause.


  • Anonymous


    Nov 23, 2018

    From the staff at PL. X


  • Anonymous


    Oct 11, 2018


  • Lisa Mc Geehan

    Lisa Mc Geehan

    Oct 2, 2018

    Hi Mark, I hope your Ruthie is on the mend xx


  • Kasia


    Sep 29, 2018

    Good luck!!!Fingers crossed!!!

  • Chris Rankin

    Chris Rankin

    Sep 27, 2018

    For great causes


  • darren robertson

    darren robertson

    Sep 25, 2018

    You are an inspiration Ruth. Take care, with love A Campie Family xxx


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Musselburgh, East Lothian, UK

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