Recom are raising funds for this little cutie! We are aiming to raise as much as we can to help towards her ongoing treatments and therapies.
Hi, my name is Quinn (aka The Mighty Quinn). I am 20 months old. I was born 15 weeks early via emergency c-section. My mummy wasn’t in labour, but I desperately wanted to meet everyone and in my excitement the doctors think I may have kicked my umbilical cord out of my mummy’s tummy. I was blue when the doctors got me out and had to be given some breaths; my oxygen levels were at 35% (they should have been between 90-95% from birth). The doctors told my mummy & daddy I had a brain injury that is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain and I had bleeds on the brain and a cyst and a brightness on my brain so not a good start to my life really.
I was also born without a gag reflex and therefore have an unsafe swallow. I have GORD (aka the mother of all reflux) so I have to be linked up to a feed 13 hours a day, the tube goes into my nose and down into my small intestine. It can be uncomfortable, so I tend to pull it out a lot which means a trip to A&E for an x-ray to make sure its back in my intestine and not my tummy as when I was fed into my tummy, I was at high risk of getting pneumonia / chest infections.
I also have chronic lung disease and because of an infection I ended up in intensive care for a couple of weeks in May 2018, that wasn’t fun! I need a ventilator and oxygen at night to help me when I’m sleeping. I have low tone in my arms and torso and it’s really hard for me to push up my arms when on my tummy or sit by myself, crawl or stand up. I’m inching forward though, and my Mummy & Daddy said that’s brilliant.
To read more about the charity and about Quinn, please have a look at the Just4Children Fundraising Page
We are taking donations here, as well as selling tickets to our race night event (tickets sold separately - please ask for details).
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