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£3,650raised of £700 target by 76 supporters

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

    Vicki Bee

    4 days ago

    Vicki Bee

    Guys, Abi and I would like to say a massive THANK YOU !!! I think at this point parts of us are starting to ache and hurt and reality is kicking in so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This means the world to us xxx

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  • Vicki Bee

    Vicki Bee

    14 days ago

    Vicki Bee

    Omg guys, I am in tears, happy, amazed tears, we are up to an astonishing £3,500. Thank you so so much you incredible people! This means so much to us, the schools can use this money to purchase equipment and toys that will help so many children. Thank you so very very much xxxxx

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  • Vicki Bee

    Vicki Bee

    a month ago

    Vicki Bee

    Hi Hi guys! Sorry for lack of updates. Training just starting up again due to a calf injury. Wanted to say a mahoooosive thank you for all your donations. I am swimming the length of the marathon too...have managed 2.4 miles this week at Farnborough pool. Anyway, hope you all had a fab Christmas and 2017 started well. Vicki xxx

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  • All the Hays

    All the Hays

    Feb 22, 2017

    Brilliant - I hope you enjoy the run!

  • TINA LAING

    TINA LAING

    Feb 22, 2017

    Good luck with your run Abi and for such a great cause from Tina Phil and Louis Laing Y4 Frensham Heights

    £10.00

  • Lucy Scott-Petrie

    Lucy Scott-Petrie

    Feb 21, 2017

    Good luck with your run, Abi and Vicki. Best wishes Lucy and Cal Petrie

    £30.00

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Fleet, United Kingdom

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