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Weʼre raising £1,000 to give back to the people who have helped us when we needed it most.

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Our Story.

Our journey began on 6th February 2018. Our 3 year old little girl Bede had not been feeling well. She had been poorly on and off since October 2017 which we put down to her starting nursery. Bede has sensory processing issues which makes it impossible for her to be examined, luckily our doctor agreed a home visit. He was immediately concerned about her colour and temperature. He referred us straight to the local hospital in Durham for further tests. We presumed she was anemic and thought she would be given iron and sent home.
After a few long hours at the hospital we were told our little girls blood factory wasn't working properly and would need further investigation at the great North Children's hospital. We were told one of the likely causes of this could be Leukaemia. Nothing could have prepared us for this.

An ambulance was called and we were rushed to the RVI in Newcastle, one of the scariest things I have ever experienced.
Once there, we were taken into Children's A & E and seen by a doctor. Bede was then given her first of many blood and platelet transfusions. Having given blood in the past it really hit home just how important blood donation is. Bede had become very weak but within minutes of receiving blood she started to become her usual fiesty self, something we never thought we would be so relieved to see! I didn't leave her side that night, and haven't since! The next afternoon our worst fears were confirmed. Our daughter was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.

Since diagnosis our lives have taken a different turn. It now includes regular hospital visits and stays, administering treatment at home, keeping a constant check on her temperature and missing out on a lot of things healthy 3 year olds do. This will now be our lives for the next 2 years. We will never be able to thank the people who have given us so much love and support, there are so many of you and it means the world to us knowing you are there.

Bede is now 15 weeks into treatment which involves numerous procedures and drugs including chemotherapy both at home and in the hospital. I'd like to say she takes it in her stride but having sensory processing this is not always the case. However she is dealing with whatever is thrown at her incredibly well. The team at the RVI in particular wards 4 and 14, are amazing and for this reason we want to give something back. We'd also like to help anyone else that has supported us along the way including CLIC sargent, Beads of Courage, Tom's Gift, Supershoes, Mason's Smile and Brandon Boxing Club for providing invaluable support for Bede's brother Jude.

Ironically on the 7th of February, the day of Bede's diagnosis I received an email to confirm I had been given a place in the Great North Run. So on the 9th of September I will be running for team BD! I thought gaining a ballot place would mean less pressure to fundraise! How wrong could I be?!

Bede's older brother Jude will also be completing his first 10k in Durham in July.

If anyone has any fundraising ideas or would like to help out in any way please get in touch. I will keep everyone updated on Bede's progress and where any money is donated. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.....

Let's do this........team BD X

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  • Sharon Darter

    Sharon Darter

    Jul 18, 2018

    £5.00

  • SARAH O'Hare

    SARAH O'Hare

    Jul 18, 2018

    Well done Jude xx

    £10.00

  • Emma Evans

    Emma Evans

    Jun 27, 2018

    £5.00

  • Joanne Parker

    Joanne Parker

    Jun 17, 2018

    Well done. Such a brilliant cause. Wishing Bede a speedy recovery xx

    £10.00

  • Edna Chapman

    Edna Chapman

    Jun 13, 2018

    What a brave little girl. Best wishes to Bede & all the family.

    £10.00

  • Darren Seed

    Darren Seed

    Jun 10, 2018

    All the best and Good luck to you and your family on your fundraising adventures.Kick cancers ass..

    £30.00

  • Clare Grey

    Clare Grey

    Jun 8, 2018

    All out love Clare,Marc,Harry & Lauren xx

    £20.00

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