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Team Violet

3 team members

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]My two brothers, Scott and Carl, and I are running the London Marathon as a team to raise money for the amazing Evelina London Children's Hospital, which has a massive place in our hearts after they saved my daughter Violet's life in 2017. [/p][p]On 20th July 2017, a routine midwife appointment resulted in my daughter Violet having to be delivered 12 weeks' premature by emergency C-Section at our local hospital after discovering that her heart rate was extremely low. After Violet was born, weighing a tiny 3lb 1oz, she was whisked away to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and was diagnosed with Complete Heart Block, which was the reason for her low heart rate. Her heart beat at a rate of around 50 beats per minute, which is around a third of what it should have been. We were warned by our local hospital that Violet had a very small chance of survival due to her serious heart condition, coupled with being born so prematurely. Our local hospital was not able to do anything for her and told us that her best chance of survival would be for her to be transferred to the Evelina London Children's Hospital and she was transferred there by ambulance the day after she was born. [/p][p]The first few days of Violet's life were touch and go but as the days went on and thanks to the expert care at the Evelina, they became more optimistic about her chance of survival and, against all the odds, Violet proved that she was a little fighter by overcoming so many different complications. Violet's stay at the Evelina was a real roller-coaster but the dedicated staff were amazing; not only did they take such great care of Violet, but they also helped to guide us and pick us up when our spirits were low. [/p][p]When Violet was finally big enough at two months' old, she had her operation to have a pacemaker fitted and PDA ligation and then, just over a week later, after a total of over ten long weeks in hospital, she was finally able to come home and since then has come on leaps and bounds. [/p][p]We will never be able to repay the Evelina for what they did for Violet but we would love to raise as much money as possible for them to say thank you for the wonderful care that they gave to Violet and to other sick babies. Without their care, Violet almost certainly would not be here today. We would really appreciate any donation that you can give to this amazing charity so that they can continue helping to save other sick and premature babies' lives.[/p][p]Thank you so much.[/p][p]Grant Fryer[/p]
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Aug 28, 2019

Anonymous

From Mr B

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 12, 2019

Jason Chatt

£20.00

Jun 17, 2019

Laura

May 8, 2019

Anonymous

Money raised through the Battersea bake sale

£33.40

May 6, 2019

Ken and Lois

Well done to the three of you.........

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Harry Davies

£30.00

May 2, 2019

Felix

Well done, sorry for donating so late!

£100.00

May 1, 2019

Sarah

Well done, boys!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Hele

Well done guys! x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

GRANT FRYER

GRANT FRYER

Scott Fryer

Scott Fryer

Carl Fryer

Carl Fryer