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Freddie McGill

Freddie McGill

Fundraising for Bliss

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  • Event: Ross McGill's fundraising
  • Team: Freddie's Fans

Bliss

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

Story

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).

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....Freddie's blog does just this and has had over 27,000 readers in 12 weeks....if everybody who read Freddie's story, paid just £1, that would be an amazing unthinkable achievement.


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.

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

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So please dig deep and donate now. It really is simple.

Ross, Jenni & Freddie

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