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Paula Hudgell

Paula Hudgell is crowdfunding

raised of £185,000 target by 5494 supporters

Weʼre raising £185,000 to Give Tony (Bear) the best possible equipment, walking aids and therapy at Home & School. Wet room & lift adaptations to home.

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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 Hudgell4 months ago
    Paula Hudgell

    Paula Hudgell

    4 months ago

    Tony Bear would like to thank each and everyone of you for making this year his best yet. We would love to wish you all a Merry Christmas & a healthy New Year. We have also had many up & downs but the whole country came together and the support we received is truly incredible. Stay well and we look forward to many more antics from Bear in 2021 we also have a lot planned which we will let you all know about nearer the time. Please feel free to follow us on FB, Instagram & Twitter Bears Journey or Tony Hudgell Bear

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  • Paula Hudgell6 months ago
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    Paula Hudgell

    6 months ago

    Hi We hope everyone is staying safe & well during these crazy times. We just wanted to say a massive thank you to each & everyone of you who have donated & the lovely messages it really means so much, sorry we can't message everyone individually but we are truly grateful to you all. So this week Tony Bear turned 6 wow were did that time go? He has had such an amazing year from starting to walk for the first time to raising over 1.5 million for the hospital that saved his life, & becoming not a only a national treasure but a global one!

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  • Paula Hudgell1 year ago
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    Paula Hudgell

    1 year 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: 4/15/2021 15.10



  • Tim


    Apr 15, 2021

    Best wishes to Paula and all the family


  • Anonymous


    Apr 8, 2021


  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith

    Apr 5, 2021

    Happy Easter Tony💕🐣😘


  • Mandy Morris

    Mandy Morris

    Apr 1, 2021

    Dear Paula Tony and familyPlease find a small monthly gift - I have read your story (in tears) and honestly what an amazing family you are, my heart goes out to Tony for what he has been through.


  • Sophie Bagley

    Sophie Bagley

    Apr 1, 2021

    Tony you are a little legend, huge congrats on what you’ve raised to help the hospital who helped you. You deserve a little back. Keep up the awesome work too Paula. All the very best to all of you x


  • Helen Corbett

    Helen Corbett

    Apr 1, 2021

  • Mommo Rubina Lange

    Mommo Rubina Lange

    Mar 31, 2021

    Insha’allah sadaqa jaariya kabool kareh ammi ke liye

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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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