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£4,175raised of £5,000 target by 92 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,175 to assist with Thea's journey home and on-going care and development

    Armadale, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 15th November 2017

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    Thea Jean Scott was born on 24th August 2016 after a relatively normal pregnancy for Lynsey and Mark.
    She was delivered at St Johns hospital in Livingston but it soon became apparent that there were problems with movement and breathing. She was intubated for ventilation and transferred to the neonatal until at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
    It was assumed through nerve testing that Thea had a condition called Congenital Myathenia Syndrome (CMS) and this was later confirmed by genetic testing.
    Thea was transferred to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at the end of October where she is receiving a medicine for her condition and remains ventilated through a tracheostomy put in place just before Christmas.
    Thea has been through a huge amount. On top of this Thea was born with talipes affecting her left foot and dislocated hips, which have been associated with the muscular condition.
    The talipes has been corrected and is now managed through boots and bars which she wears overnight to prevent a relapse of the foot.
    The first 4 months of this year were particularly tough for the Thea and her family as she struggled with decreased movement and interaction.
    However since beginning of May Thea's movements have been improving slowly and she appears to be getting stronger.
    The family have been given an estimated discharge date of 2nd October for Thea to come home with her ventilator support and care package and everyone is working towards making her home environment fit for a princess.
    We are funding with Justgiving to give Thea the best start possible when she is home. This will involve extensive support of professionals, family and friends and is likely to cost a significant amount to give Thea the best possible outcomes.
    We are trying to ensure that Thea and her family get everything that they need, whether that be sensory toys to aid development, monitors to ensure that her safety and care are the priority and support for the family should it be required.



    • Jen McCartney11 months ago
      Jen McCartney

      Jen McCartney

      11 months ago

      Thea had her first visit home today with her Mum and Dad and everything went really well, another step in the right direction towards the goal of getting her home. 😍 We have also received an amazing £1000 donation from a local company Bulkweld Ltd which will help ensure that Thea gets excellent care and therapy when home.

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    • Jen McCartney1 year ago
      Jen McCartney

      Jen McCartney

      1 year ago

      We are now at more than 60% of our traget. We can only thank you all from the bottom of our hearts at your generosity towards our fund to support Thea on her journey home and beyond. Any further shares of our page are much appreciated as are any ideas to help raise further funds ❤️

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    Page last updated on: 9/27/2017 7:58 PM



    • susan Dunlop

      susan Dunlop

      Sep 27, 2017

      So pleased Thea is coming home to her amazing parents and brother. Lots of love and best wishes


    • Karolina Kasprzyk

      Karolina Kasprzyk

      Sep 19, 2017


    • Marilyn Nickerson

      Marilyn Nickerson

      Sep 16, 2017


    • Marilyn Nickerson

      Marilyn Nickerson

      Sep 16, 2017


    • Angela Ross

      Angela Ross

      Sep 15, 2017

      Lots of love Jen. And love to this wee girl xx


    • Carol Barnes

      Carol Barnes

      Sep 7, 2017

      With all our love xxx


    • Jonathan Anderson

      Jonathan Anderson

      Sep 5, 2017


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    Jen McCartney

    Jen McCartney

    Armadale, United Kingdom

    I have been friends with Lynsey & Mark since 2005 and am proud to know the family including Logan(4) big brother to Thea. We want to support Lynsey & Mark in getting Thea home and providing the best possible care. I will be working with other friends to raise as much as we can.

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