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Zach's Journey at Hull's Baby Unit

An Ironman 70.3 to raise money for Hull Baby Unit for Baby Unit Fund because we want to help other premature babies like Zach!

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  • Team members: Caroline & Will Latus
  • Event: Ironman Mallorca 70.3, 12 May 2018

Baby Unit Fund

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Charity Registration No. 1011376

Story

Here’s a story of our little hero Zach Latus, born 15th July 2017 at 8 weeks premature weighing a tiny 1.19kg which is 2lbs 7oz.

So, let’s put that into perspective, a bag of sugar only weighs 1kg which is only 2lbs 2oz!

Zach was delivered at 5.11am through an emergency C-Section due to Caroline having a severe case of Preeclampsia which is life threatening condition for mother and baby.

After Zach was stabilised in the delivery room, Will managed to get to see him and take his first ever photo to share with Caroline. Zach was then whisked away in a special incubator to get settled into his new home within Hull’s Neonatal ward.

Zach’s 6 week journey in the Neonatal ward began. Our brave little boy spent three nights in the high dependency Red Room and one night in the step down Blue Room. He then spent the remainder of the 6 weeks in the Special Care Baby Unit.

It was with huge thanks to all the staff at Hull’s Neonatal Ward who helped care for his progression, that we finally brought Zach home on 22nd August. We’re so grateful to all the staff at Hull Royal Infirmary, and particularly in the Neonatal Ward, for the support and care they showed to Zach and us as parents through all the difficult times that, as a thank you, our family would like to raise money for the ward to help them care for more premature babies and families like ours in the future.

Will and Zach's Uncle Sam are embarking on an Ironman 70.3 in May 2018. This is their first ever triathlon race, and seeing how they both love  to push themselves they've gone big! The Ironman 70.3 event consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike course and a half marathon run to finish. With Will being a cycling novice and Sam being challenged by the swim, they both have some obstacles to overcome in order to finish, let alone to post a competitive time like they hope to do!

As Zach was born weighing 2lbs 7oz, we think raising £2700 is a fitting  target....to start with! 

We’d appreciate any donations to support our cause.

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