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Children's Heart Surgery Fund Sky Dive For Evan

Sponsored Sky Diving for Children's Heart Surgery Fund because Evan Massheder had open heart surgery at 14hrs old

129 %
raised of £5,000 target
by 325 supporters
  • Team members: Steven Massheder, Aaron Horner, James Bichard, Maria Vine-McCabe, Tracey Brown, Sommer Moore, Emily Marchant
  • Event: Children's Heart Surgery Fund Skydive, 16 Sep 2018

Children's Heart Surgery Fund

We support the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit to improve the lives of those with CHD

Charity Registration No. 1148359


Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page

Any help or donations you can provide would be amazing and will go a massive way in the support of the Childrens Heart Surgery Fund. 

Please could you write on your donation who your are sponsoring if possible. This helps us allocate the sponsorship to each persons individual target or you can mention its for the whole group 👍

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We are politely asking any frontline ambulance staff if they would considering donating one 'subby' to this fantastic cause

The team of 7 friends & colleagues comprising of Yorkshire Ambulance Service Paramedics & Technicians & a Pinderfields A&E Nurse all from Wakefield are taking part in a charity skydiving event to raise funds for the Childrens Heart Surgery Fund @ LGI.

 Facing their fears in one of the most extreme ways possible for the exceptionally brave Children who undergo life saving heart surgery each year. 

The charity has a very personal bond with Steven Massheder and wife Debbie after their newborn baby boy, Evan, underwent surgery at just 14 hours old. Heres their story...

When my son, Evan, was born all seemed normal. He then became poorly and was taken to intensive care. We were quickly told the devasting news that he had a congenital heart defect and required complex open heart surgery to survive. 

The doctors and nurses involved in his care were unbelievably amazing. Just hours later, Evan, was taken for emergency open heart surgery. Thankfully all went well. It was an unbelievably difficult time for my wife Debbie, and I. 

His surgery was funded and supported by the Childrens Heart Surgery Fund.

This was then followed by a week, In which we can only describe as from hell for him, in the PICU at LGI. Collapsed lungs, Pulmonary oedema and constant monitoring. Through all this the charity continued to support us and the ward staff were amazing. He then spent a week on High dependency ward, where the unwavering support continued.

This charity and the fantastic team of doctors, surgeon, nurses and specialists are the reason my son is now 11 months old. He is now doing very well and faces a fantastic future. We are now able to treasure every moment with him.

This charity needs every bit of support we can all give for the future of children with diagnosed and undiagnosed congenital heart disorders. Words can not describe how sincerely grateful we are as a family.

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