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Freddie McGill

I'm paying 1 days care for my survival in Neonatal for Bliss because I wouldn't be here without the medical team.

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Bliss

We help premature and sick babies in the UK to give every baby the best possible future

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Freddie is our newborn premature baby boy, born Saturday 21st May 2011 @ 17.42pm, 28 weeks+2 gestation, weighing just 730 grams (1lb 9ozs) - He was born 11.5 weeks premature.

It costs £3500 a day to look after Freddie in Neo-Natal Intensive Care...he was in hospital for 82 days, a total of £287,000! (6 weeks in Intensive Care and 6 weeks in Special Care)

Background: Prior to birth, Freddie was transferred from Royal Free in Hampstead, London to the NICU (Neonatal Incubation Care Unit) & delivered at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent...the only incubator available, 86 miles away!... We traveled to visit him everyday....& finally, after 35 days & an exhausting 3000 miles, he was transferred to Barnet Hospital, just 4 miles away from home!...Another 6 weeks later, after a total of 12 weeks (82 days) at hospital, Freddie was finally allowed to go home, on oxygen support for his due date - his 0th birthday - on 11th August 2011. He has also had two hernia operations.

Freddie's website is: http://freddiemcgill.blogspot.co.uk

We wish to raise money for Bliss Charity, by making our friends aware of his story; to raise awareness of how common and traumatic, premature births are. Using our experience, we want to help other parents...

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