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Paula Hudgell

Paula Hudgell is crowdfunding

raised of £15,000 target by 81 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to Give Tony (Bear) the best possible equipment, walking aids and therapy at Home & School. A lot of which has to be privately funded.

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Baby Tony at 41 days old was admitted to hospital with multiple fractures of all his limbs, dislocations of various joints, blunt trauma to his face and multiple other injuries. He had been left anything upto 10 days before he was taken to the doctors in an unresponsive state. By this time his poor body had given up to the injuries and he developed Sepsis, toxic shock and multi organ failure. He was on the brink of death and if it wasn't for the amazing NHS working so quickly and tirelessly on him for the next 3 months he would not have survived. Sadly in 2017 due to the injuries and infection he had to have both his legs amputated..... He will still need multiple operations going forward for the rest of his life. He is also deaf in one ear, but he is a happy 4 year old that loves life.

Tony came into our lives at 4 months old when he was well enough to leave hospital. We then went on to adopt him in 2016 and we couldn't be prouder to call him our son. His strength and determination is incredible.

Unfortunately he is left with major life changing injuries - he is a double through knee amputee, has part of his left hip socket missing, is deaf in his right ear and motor problems with both thumbs and his left wrist.

The funds raised will go into a bank account in Tonys name and will help to fund equipment needed for him at home and school. We are currently adapting our home to cater for all Tonys needs with a bedroom, wetroom and a lift and it will be able to give him the independence he will want when he is older. We will always strive to give him the best.

We would like to thank everyone of you helping to make Tonys life a truly bright one.

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  • Paula Hudgell20 days ago
    Paula Hudgell

    Paula Hudgell

    20 days ago

    Happy New Year to you all. We can not thank you enough for all the amazing support & fundraising in 2019 we are truly humbled by everyone's kindness. We are hoping 2020 will be a fantastic year for Tony he has settled into mainstream school extremely well. Appointments & physio is a weekly occurrence still & although hard work we aim to make it fun too. Tony is having 2 new sets of stubbies made (prosethics) one set he is so excited about as they are going to make him feet!!!! Yes feet so we have been to purchase his first pair of trainers 🤗

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Page last updated on: 1/15/2020 10.00



  • Pauline


    Jan 15, 2020

    What a lovely little boy and so brave, good luck for the future x


  • Anonymous


    Jan 11, 2020

    I only just read your story on Sky News. Tony sounds like an incredible young boy and I wish him every success in his school.


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    Jan 4, 2020

  • Louise Brice

    Louise Brice

    Jan 4, 2020

    Sending love to you all x


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    Jan 4, 2020


  • Julia Norris

    Julia Norris

    Jan 3, 2020

    So inspired by you x


  • John Euesden

    John Euesden

    Jan 1, 2020

    I was completely blown away by this story,and must congratulate you and your family for what you do and are doing ,all the best for the future in this on going story ,I am going to Donate .


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Tony Hudgell now 5 years old was at 41 days old so horrifically abused by his biological parents that he was left on life support with multiple fractures, sepsis, toxic shock and multi organ failure. Sadly in 2017 his legs were so badly damaged he had to have them amputated.

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