Alison Anstee

Charity

Tree of Hope
The Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment, therapy and equipment in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. Reg. In England and Wales No 1149254 Reg. In Scotland No SCO4261 http://www.treeofhope.org.uk
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Alison Anstee's fundraising page

Fundraiser: 
Alison Anstee

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlisonJAnstee

Hi! Thanks for visiting my page. I'm running the London Marathon and have chosen to support a charity called SDR4SEB.  Seb is local and his Dad works here at Mercedes AMG PETRONAS.  I'm sure when you read his story (below) you'll understand why I've chosen to support his cause and kindly donate any amount you can!  This will be my first ever marathon and I've been training hard with regular long runs and my other usual fitness activities.  Update! Marathon completed in 4h05m34s, page still open for donations now I've actually completed the challenge.

Seb was born 14 weeks too soon, he had many things to battle against whilst he endured a 4 month stay in the special care baby unit in Northampton General Hospital.

He was unable to breathe for himself so was reliant on a ventilator for the first 6 weeks of his life, he had a hole in his heart which eventually managed to heal for himself, he also had a lung collapse and white out! At 3 days old he was given a routine brain scan which revealed that he'd had a bleed on his brain, they measure severity of these on a scale of 1-4 (4 being the worst) Seb had a level 3 on his left side (controlling the right hand side of his body) and a level 4 on the right side of his brain (which controls the left side of his body). The doctors couldn't say exactly how this would affect Seb in the years to come, but the worst was explained to us and if we were lucky he would have minor paralysis down the left hand side of his body, after a year this was confirmed by the consultant and Seb was diagnosed with Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy, he has physio and come on leaps and bounds. Seb cannot sit, stand or walk unaided, so we're raising money for a life changing operation that will change his life forever, after intensive physio and the SDR surgery Seb should be able to lead a perfectly normal life and run and walk like any other child.

If you'd like to read more about Seb and his operation please have a look at his website and main fundraising page - link below.  Sponsorship for this event will still go to the same place as his main page, so thanks for reading and please please dig deep!!!

http://sdr4seb.co.uk/ 

UPDATE:

After 6 months of fund raising the day finally came when we had raised enough for Seb's life changing operation in America.  Now having spent five weeks in St Louis where Seb had his operation the longest part of the journey is still in front of us! 
The operation Seb had was to reduce the spasticity in his legs that is a result of him having cerebral palsy.  The operation went as planned, with the surgical team pleased with the outcome.
In the short  time since coming back there has been some notable changes already little things that some would take for granted, like being able to sit in a chair normally and have movement of your feet. There is a 20% chance that Seb will have to go back to St Louis to have another operation to lengthen his hamstrings, hopefully with intensive Physio this won't be the case.
The aftercare needed like the operation is not funded by the NHS, this is why we are still fundraising to get Seb to his goal to walk independently. It's not just a dream it's a reality with hard work, strength training and physio, Seb will walk his surgeon is also confident that he will also run and play sports! All within 2 years. We've had an amazing journey so far and it's only just begun.

I hope reading Seb's story has inspired you to donate - any amount would be wonderful, I will be thinking of Seb when I plod around those 26 miles!

Thanks for reading. x x


Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Recent donors

17.05.12 Well Done Allison!!!A really great effort. Take the dog next time!

07.05.12 Kindly donated by Paks

07.05.12 Well Done..

03.05.12 Thanks for all your help.

30.04.12 Well done Alison, from Teresa (BTFC)

30.04.12

30.04.12 Kindly donated by friends/customers at Skins Cafe Brackley

30.04.12 Kindly donated by Spike (2) regular at BTFC

30.04.12 Kindly donated by Richard Stevens

27.04.12 Kindly donated by Wendy Jones

27.04.12 Kindly donated by Steve Cotterill

25.04.12 Well done mudder, great effort

24.04.12 Well done I had complete faithin you

23.04.12 Well done Alison. Great effort.

23.04.12 Hope it went well and that you are not hurting too much today.

23.04.12 Great effort, well done!

23.04.12 Well done Alison!

22.04.12 Well done Ally. xx

22.04.12 Good Luck Alison, hope you enjoy today!

21.04.12 Definately worth it. Good luck!!!

21.04.12 Will be thinking of u tomorrow. Good Luck xx

21.04.12 Good luck x.

21.04.12 Good luck

20.04.12 Good luck Alison!!

20.04.12 Good luck on Sunday

£1,168.20

Running total

Target:
£1,500.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,326.95
Total donors:
56
Biggest donor:
Anonymous
£200.00  
Last donor:
Mark Ewart
17.05.12  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00