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Paula Hudgell

Paula Hudgell is crowdfunding

raised of £150,000 target by 5032 supporters

Weʼre raising £150,000 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 Hudgell21 days ago
    Paula Hudgell

    Paula Hudgell

    21 days 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 Hudgell10 months ago
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    Paula Hudgell

    10 months 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: 10/31/2020 12.06



  • Nadine Seward

    Nadine Seward

    Oct 31, 2020

    What an amazing little boy you are blessed with. So brave and selfless he deserves the best life. All my love xxxxx


  • Christa


    Oct 31, 2020

    You are the best Tony!


  • Janice Riddell

    Janice Riddell

    Oct 31, 2020

    You are raising a strong spirited boy who will go far after a horrible start in life. He is lucky to have you.


  • Caroline Price

    Caroline Price

    Oct 30, 2020

    What an inspirational little boySending him lots of love and healing hugs xx


  • June Dowles

    June Dowles

    Oct 30, 2020

    To the bravest boy I know. I wish you a very very happy life. God bless darling boy xx


  • Anonymous


    Oct 30, 2020

    You are doing a fab job, he is a lovely little boy.


  • Mick Friend

    Mick Friend

    Oct 30, 2020

    What an inspiration, and what a lovely boy with Such lovely adoptive parents.


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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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