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£1,560raised of £500 target by 89 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,560 to help raise money for 'octopus for a preemie'.

    Funded on Wednesday, 10th October 2018

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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




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      • Tom Adams

        Tom Adams

        Oct 9, 2018


      • niki


        Oct 8, 2018



      • Martina Harding

        Martina Harding

        Oct 7, 2018

        Well to all of you for completing the half today!! Your shinning star James was cheering you from above.


      • Leanne Riley

        Leanne Riley

        Oct 7, 2018

        Amazing achievement Shawnee for such a beautiful charity... all my love to you and Laura xx


      • David Young

        David Young

        Oct 7, 2018

        True champ. Great seeing you today you smashed it. Da iawn


      • Becky Peters

        Becky Peters

        Oct 7, 2018

        Good luck Shawnee and Joe! Becky and Luke x


      • Lorna Mcatee

        Lorna Mcatee

        Oct 7, 2018

        Good luck Shawnee. 🐙 💙 xx


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