Weʼre raising £21,000 to support the Sunderland City Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to help with the care of premature and poorly babies
- Sunderland, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
- Time left
- 22 days to go
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Our little boy Theo Samuel Dawes was born at 30 weeks gestation making him 10 weeks premature and weighed just 2lb. Theo has spent much of the last 6 weeks in Sunderland City Hospitals Neonatal Intensive Care unit in an incubator and has been on respiratory care including CPAP, Humicare & Oxygen. Theo was very poorly when first born and has had his fair share of ups and downs over the last 6 weeks with his health due to his lungs being premature and weak, and picking up infections and has required the help of antibiotics, CPAP etc. Just one week ago he required a blood transfusion as he had low level of red blood cells which, his body cannot reproduce like the rest of us. This has helped him significantly but he still requires oxygen and is fed breast milk and fortifier through a small tube mostly.
We are very grateful to the amazing staff of doctors and nurses etc for the care they have given to our son and the support they have given to both his dad and I. Without them and the equipment they use there is a very strong possibility our little boy would not be here today. Our aim is to show the Neonatal Unit how appreciative we are for what they have done for our little boy so far, not to mention other babies who have also been in the ICU with Theo and those who will continue to be admitted to the ICU. We are looking to raise as much money as possible via charity events with performances from musicians and comedians etc and through donations received with the aim to purchase a new incubator and equipment such as heart rate & respiratory monitor and a transfusion machine which administers milk feed and antibiotics to sick babies. One of these units can cost up to £17,000 alone and with all other equipment it will be around £20,000 plus.
Please help us to raise as much money as possible to support and help other babies who are born prematurely and are poorly just like our little boy. All donation amounts are welcome no matter how big or small they are.
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Nov 28, 2016
Good luck xx
Nov 28, 2016
Good luck in raising money for this much needed fund . Wishing all new babies and their parents a happy and very healthy life . Xxx
Nov 28, 2016
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