I am Ted, and I am 7 years old. I have been having checkups at The Alder Hey Cardiac Unit since I was 1, when my parents found out I had a heart murmur and sub-aortic stenosis. Just before Christmas in 2012 we found out my condition had deteriorated and I needed emergency open heart surgery.
I spent 24 hours in intensive care and 6 days on Ward K2 where the most amazing nurses and doctors looked after me. They gave me special medicines to make me better ( I didn’t like the taste of some of them so they kept changing the medicine until they found one that I liked), they shared their lunch with me, got me ice-cream and the doctors even came in the night to visit me to make the pain go away. They even let my mum stay with me all the time that I was in the hospital. A special nurse even played games with me and made my stay as fun as it could be.
I had 3 months off school and I am now back at school playing with my friends all because the Alder Hey Cardiac surgeons have made my heart better, and the nurses took special care of me on ward K2.
I was made an ambassador for Alder Hey hospital to help fundraise for the new hospital, so that all children will have a chance to get better quickly through play and family support.
UPDATE - I AM NOW 10 YEARS OF AGE AND TO CELEBRATE I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE £1,000 FOR EVERY YWAR I HABE BEEN ALIVE. I WOULD LIKE TO RAISE £10,000 FOR ALDER HEY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL by running in the Alder Hey charity race, cake sales, show is your bear events and asking everyone to #wearRedforTed on December 15th. If you can support me at all I would be very grateful and so would all the children at Alder Hey Children's hospital that will also have their lives saved.
A group of my friends are taking part in the scootathlon at tatton park for alder hey children hospital - we have to scoot, run and ride our bikes around a course. Please sponsor us so that we can help lots of children in hospital to get better - or
All I'm asking you to do is update a photo of your favourite Teddie bear (your childhood teddy bear, your children with their teddy bear, your pet with their favourite teddy bear, any ted's - I want to see them all) - you can be in the photo too- share it on any social website and add the #showusyourbear #Tedsforalderhey and spread the word - please send a text to 70070 with the code teds60 and £3 to make a donation.
share your pictures of your Teddies on my facebook page too - just dont forget to donate - your spare change will make a difference to all the Ted's on the wards of Alder hey.
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