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Ceinwen Howell will be doing an online launch of Forever products on the 4th Septemeber 2015. From all products bought at this launch Ceinwen will be kindly donating 50% of the profits made. 

Our daughter Poppy was born 30th of May and had an extremley tough birth which caused her to be born not breathing and was without oxygen for 12 minutes. When she was finally brought to life she was unable to breathe and had suffered organ failure and brain damage. She was transferred to the Royal Gwent for life saving cooling treatment where she was placed on a cooling matt for 72 hours. Once warmed back up Poppy was taken off ventilation and was able to breathe alone and her brain activity was back to normal and her organs had healed and were all working normally. Poppy spent 5 weeks in hospital and is now 7 months old and is meeting all developmental milestones so far. She is perfect and amazing! I can not stress enough that without this treatment Poppy would not be here today. The sooner babies get put on the cooling the better outcome so for cooling to be put in to the transport its so important and can save so many babies lifes and give them a better outcome for their life.

What is the cooling technique?

The cooling technique - A pioneering treatment that can save lives. A baby who is oxygen deprived at birth (Asphyxia ) Has a high chance of severe brain damage. Brain damage does not occur straight away. Cells can take hours to die after birth. If the cooling technique is started within 6 hours of a baby being born there is a chance brain damage can be prevented or reduced. The baby is placed on a blanket. The blanket has tubes running through it supplied with water. The baby has a probe in their bottom which provides the machine with their core temperature reading. The machine can then calculate how cold the water which pumps through the tubes should be. The babys temperature is kept low for 72 hours. Lowering the temp and slowing the whole body function is very beneficial. As well as the brain, all the organs are able to repair themselves after trauma. Asphyxia puts the whole body under strain so cooling really can make a difference. The baby is sedated and on morphine so they should not feel discomfort although they will shiver regularly They also will have probes placed into the scalp which will feed information to a Cerebral function monitor. This machine will monitor brain waves and can detect fitting. Fitting can occur when baby is warmed up and needs constant monitoring so doctors can treat the baby correctly. A cooling machine costs around £15,000. The blankets and other wires and probes cost around £300. A cerebral function monitor costs £16,000. So for around £31,000 *hundreds* of baby's lives can be changed and even saved .

Thank you for taking time to read our story and please donate all you can to help xxx

Updates 6

And they did it!! Fantastic effort both! In the short time you have had to train (in Jonathan's case no training at all!) 2 hours 20 was a fantastic time! Thank you to all that have donated, great to have other people on board helping us achieve our goal. Enjoy your beers men!

05/10/14 06:24

And they did it!! Fantastic effort both! In the short time you have had to train (in Jonathan's case no training at all!) 2 hours 20 was a fantastic time! Thank you to all that have donated, great to have other people on board helping us achieve our goal. Enjoy your beers men!

05/10/14 06:24

So it's run day tomorrow! Lots of pasta has been cooked in this house today! Thank you to everyone who has donated to our cause. It means so much to us to help future cooling babies get the treatment as quick as possible. Best of luck Jonathan and Darren xx

04/10/14 09:07

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Jonathan and a colleague from work Darren are now going to take part in the Cardiff half marathon to help us raise even more money!

08/09/14 11:32

Amazing job by the guys doing the walk yesterday! Started at 7.50am and finished at 10pm! Thank you so much for all your donations. Means so much to us to help future babies do as well as Poppy has xx

06/07/14 10:15

Raising money for

Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board

Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board

Charity Registration No. 1098728

An umbrella charity that uses funds to enhance services delivered by Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board, formally Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust . Funds are utilised for patient welfare and amenities, purchase of equipment and staff education and welfare. Every donation is gratefully received and makes a big difference to individual services and the care each hospital provides.

Raising money for

Run by Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board

Charity Registration No. 1098728

Donations 105

Donation by Donna West on 26/08/15

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done both

Donation by Michelle on 07/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

I want to see video evidence that you actually did it otherwise I will change the pounds to banana skins !!!

Donation by Pat Rush on 06/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Bonjour mon cherry - well done Darren - sorry it's late !!!

Donation by Sue Redding on 06/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done Jon, and well done Me!! tough going at times but all in all a good job done. Didn't trouble the Kenyans but gave the bananas and the super heros a run for their money!!!

Donation by Darren on 06/10/14

£40.00

+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Well done both:)

Donation by Lucy Carey on 06/10/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done Darren and Jonathan

Donation by Paul and Carol on 06/10/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done to you both. Such a good cause. Xx

Donation by nicola screen on 05/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go 'MoDaz'!

Donation by Anonymous on 04/10/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck Dazzie, mum, Shaz , Callum xxx

Donation by Sharon kelly on 03/10/14

£20.00

When the going gets tough on Sunday just remember how brave Poppy was and draw strength from her...good luck!!

Donation by Anonymous on 02/10/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Good on you

Donation by Nichola And John Foley on 02/10/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Jonathan and Darren on the Half Marathon Sat! Top men. For a well worthy cause indeed!

Donation by DAMIAN SCRIVEN on 02/10/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

(SPONSORSHIP VIA DARREN KELLY)

Donation by REBECCA CALHOUN on 30/09/14

$30.00

Go MoDaz and MoJo!!!!!

Donation by Anonymous on 27/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck - a really worthwhile cause

Donation by Paul Hipkiss on 26/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck to you both and well done in raising funds for such a worthy cause

Donation by Ann @ Blackwood Engineering Ltd on 24/09/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

good luck and enjoy the pain !

Donation by richard winterton on 24/09/14

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck & Well Done

Donation by Blackwood Engineering Ltd on 24/09/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Well done Both!

Donation by Steven Kerr on 23/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck

Donation by Becky and Ade on 23/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done guys...........

Donation by Clare Simner (Blackwood Engineering) on 22/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great effort & great cause. Good luck Darren!

Donation by David, Jo, Jessica & Hollie Winterton on 20/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck for the half marathon.

Donation by Tony & Sue Winterton on 19/09/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great cause, hope the half marathon goes well! x

Donation by Kate Kelly on 19/09/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,420.39
  • Offline donations£110.00
  • Text donations£60.00
  • Total raised£1,590.39
  • Gift Aid£321.50

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