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Weʼre raising £500 to help raise money for 'octopus for a preemie'.

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Our son James Frank Thomas was born prematurely at 28 weeks weighing 3lb2. He was absolutely perfect and put up a huge fight to survive. As soon as he was born James was placed in an incubator on the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the Royal Gwent Hospital. James was given a crochet octopus to keep him company in his incubator and look after him when Laura and I were not by his bedside. The octopus is given to premature babies to stop them pulling at the leads in their incubator, to stop the baby becoming distressed and anxious and also to give them a sense that they are still in the womb and pulling at the umbilical cord.

I am planning to run the Cardiff half marathon on Sunday 7th October 2018 to raise money for this ‘Octopus for a Preemie’ charity but also in memory of my son James. Unfortunately James had severe bleeds on his lungs and brain and he peacefully passed away in our arms at 5 days old. I would be grateful for any money that you can spare me for this fantastic charity and also to keep the memory of James alive.

Thank you

Shawnee

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    • Krisha Hendra

      Krisha Hendra

      Jul 13, 2018

      Best of luck Shawnee! Lots of love to you both! Xx

      £20.00

    • Andrea Halls

      Andrea Halls

      Jul 10, 2018

      Best of luck to you all with your training and the run. Looks a lovely charity. All our love xx

      £20.00

    • Andrea Halls

      Andrea Halls

      Jul 10, 2018

      Good luck all xx

      £20.00

    • Sonia Goddard

      Sonia Goddard

      Jul 4, 2018

      ~Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.~Wishing you a blister-free run for a super cause.

      £10.00

    • Chloe Hopkinson

      Chloe Hopkinson

      Jul 4, 2018

      Lots of love x

      £10.00

    • Katie Pyne

      Katie Pyne

      Jul 2, 2018

      Best of luck!

      £10.00

    • Tarik Filali

      Tarik Filali

      Jul 2, 2018

      Wishing you the best of luck.

      £10.00

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