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Fundraising for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

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Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

We provide support services and work to reduce the number of baby deaths

Charity Registration No. 299679 & SC042789

Story

So this is something I’ve not shared before but I think the time is right and people may wonder why I raise money and awareness for SANDS so here’s my story. I hope I can be help to other families who have gone through the same that I have. I’m always happy to listen and help my best to others. We are all in this together 💙❤️

I gave birth to my son teddy on the 28th December 2014 stillborn at 38 weeks. Not knowing I was pregnant (very bizarre I know, I still had regular periods and no bump so we thought no different) I carried him to 38 weeks where then I developed pre eclampsia and a whole body infection. I was rushed to hospital on Boxing Day if 2014 with what we thought was a water infection not knowing I was in labour! I was sent home with antibiotics to then on that very day of the 28th December I collapsed at home, I was rushed in again to then of given birth to teddy in the hospital toilets but unknown to anyone I was moments from death. My white blood count had rocketed and my body was going into a state of shock. I was rushed into intensive care where from that moment it was all a blur and still to this day I can’t remember much because of being in shock but all I remember was his gorgeous little face and that memory will stay with me for a life time. I couldn’t thank the maternity staff at queens but as for the a&e doctor who couldn’t get me out that hospital fast enough with no tests carried out! I will never forgive her and I hope she doesn’t have to go through what I did. She was working there to help people but she left me to go home seriously poorly! But that’s a different matter which is being taken care of still to this day! As the days months and years pass teddy will always and forever be in my heart and I think speaking out about this is a massive relief and can be a help to other families who have been through the same pain. The pain will never fade. I hid away from the world not opening up for a good year or so, not knowing how people would react or if I could handle the questions. I’m happy to talk about him now as his my son and I’m proud to of gave birth to the most beautiful boy in the world. Wherever I go or wherever I am teddy will remain in my heart forever and I hope I make him proud in life.

So by Raising money and awareness for such an amazing charity will help other bereaved parents like myself. All donations are much appreciated and I couldn’t thank everyone for the support across the years. I will continue to raise awareness for sands x

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