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Weʼre raising £700 to split fundraising between Little Elves Preschool, Fleet and Henry Tyndale School, Farnborough for all their help and support with Alex Bee.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Firstly, apologies for the novel !

On Sunday 19th March 2017, I will be running in the Fleet Half Marathan in order to raise money for two incredible schools; Little Elves Preschool in Fleet and Henry Tyndale School in Farnborough. The final amount raised will be split equally between the two schools.

Alex was born prematurely at 26 weeks weighing 1lb9oz with 0% chance of survival due to infection and under-developed lungs. He managed to beat the odds but not before battling NEC and losing 50% of his bowel and taking 3 bowel operations to save him. In between brain bleeds, fits, lungs collapsing, chronic lung disease, severe liver failure, kidney disease, duplex kidneys, clubfeet and multiple infections, Alex also developed ROP resulting in complete blindness in his left eye and severe visual impairment in his right eye. During this time Alex contracted sepsis due to infection in one of his long lines. For the third time we were told that Alex would not survive the night.

Alex spent 8 months in four different hospitals, 5 months of that in intensive care. His strength and stubbornness was incredible. All hospitals, Doctors, specialists, nurses, surgeons and entire neonatal and childrens wards staff were outstanding.

Just before Alex's 2nd birthday he had major craniofacial surgey where he literally had his head reshaped to correct premature fusing of his skull, a horrific surgery and tough recovery, both physically and emotionally for him.

Let's jump to the present. In their own different ways both Little Elves Preschool and Henry Tyndale School are helping Alex to learn, communicate in his non-verbal voice as he cannot speak, grow, play, eat, drink, swim and enjoy life to the full. It is these two incredible schools that I would love to raise lots of money for, to say a massive thank you from all of us. We cannot thank them enough for how much they have helped and changed our family for the best.

Vicki, Nick, Dani, Amy and Alex Bee xxxxx

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    Vicki Bee

    17 hours ago

    Vicki Bee

    Cannot believe donations are still coming in. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! You lot are absolutely amazing and so generous! Getting excited thinking about the next stage of the schools receiving their monies! Truly grateful to be a part of all this!! Thank you love from Vicki and Abi xxx

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    Vicki Bee

    5 days ago

    Vicki Bee

    Well what can I say, what a cracker of a day! Thank you so much for all your incredible donations, words of support and encouragement and love. Thank you to all of you for making this dream come true. Lots of love from Vicki and Abi xxx

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    Vicki Bee

    6 days ago

    Vicki Bee

    Wowzers guys the donations just flew in last night. Thank you thank you thank you!!! You guys have raised £4,665 !!!!!!! Just unbelievable and incredible all in one! Abi and I would just like to say thank you again. Little Elves have given us huge recovery goodie bags with lotions and potions and alcohol! The t-shirts are printed, nails painted in school colours and last pre-race run done. We are rocking and rolling! There are not enough thank you's in the world to explain how much this means to us. We will see you on the other side! xxx

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 23, 2017

    £20 from the lovely Lesley Johnston and family! Thank you so much guys xxx

    £20.00

  • Margarita O'Malley

    Margarita O'Malley

    Mar 23, 2017

    Good luck with the fundraising! Great cause. Margarita

    £25.00

  • Alistair Mackintosh

    Alistair Mackintosh

    Mar 23, 2017

    £20.00

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