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Kirstine Dellbridge

Kirstine and Ian Dellbridge fundraising page

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My story

[p]Once again I find myself asking my friends, family and strangers to help raise awareness of Meningitis and the aftermath it leaves in its wake. I suppose I am one of the 'Lucky ones', both my girls survived this illness, Jenny walked away unscathed and Grace lost her hearing and this makes us lucky! Lots of people, babies, toddlers, school children, teenagers, middle aged and the old can be hit by Meningitis. It's not fussy who you are but the results can be devastating from just being poorly, losing hearing, limbs and in far too many cases, death. My story is one about a little girl, who was perfectly happy playing out in the snow with her sister one day and in hospital fighting for her life three days later. We didn't know if she was going to make it through the night. I remember being told that she would have died if we hadn't taken her to hospital and I’m thankful everyday for my gut instinct! After 4 weeks in hospital Grace was allowed to come home. My independent little lady could no longer sit up on her own, hold a cup, walk or even crawl. She had to learn how to do all these things again and she did. However, she lost her hearing to this illness. She had a cochlear implant at 2 years old. We had lots of trips back and forth to various hospital appointments followed by years of speech therapy. She is now your average 13 year old. Sometimes she hates being deaf but mostly she gets on with life. She is an amazing young lady who we are proud to call our daughter. Without Meningitis Now constantly raising money for research, our babies wouldn’t be vaccinated nor would our teenagers as they set off to University just beginning their life journey. Not to mention all the families they help with funding for equipment, counselling and promoting awareness. This is my story, I pray none of you ever have to go through what we did or suffer the after effects. Please donate what you can it might just be the vaccination that protects you, your child, your neice, nephew or a friend's life......... [/p][p][br][/p][p]Once again I find myself asking my friends, family and strangers to help raise awareness of Meningitis and the aftermath it leaves in its wake.[/p][p][br][/p][p]I suppose I am one of the 'Lucky ones', both my girls survived this illness, Jenny walked away unscathed and Grace lost her hearing and this makes us lucky! Lots of people, babies, toddlers, school children, teenagers, middle aged and the old can be hit by Meningitis. It's not fussy who you are but the results can be devastating from just being poorly, losing hearing, limbs and in far too many cases, death.[/p][p][br][/p][p]My story is one about a little girl, who was perfectly happy playing out in the snow with her sister one day and in hospital fighting for her life three days later. We didn't know if she was going to make it through the night. I remember being told that she would have died if we hadn't taken her to hospital and I’m thankful everyday for my gut instinct![/p][p][br][/p][p]After 4 weeks in hospital Grace was allowed to come home. My independent little lady could no longer sit up on her own, hold a cup, walk or even crawl. She had to learn how to do all these things again and she did. However, she lost her hearing to this illness. She had a cochlear implant at 2 years old. We had lots of trips back and forth to various hospital appointments followed by years of speech therapy. She is now your average 11 year old. Sometimes she hates being deaf but mostly she gets on with life. She is an amazing young lady who we are proud to call our daughter. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Without Meningitis Now constantly raising money for research, our babies wouldn’t be vaccinated nor would our teenagers as they set off to University just beginning their life's journey. Not to mention all the families they help with funding for equipment, counselling and promoting awareness.[/p][p][br][/p][p]This is my story, I pray none of you ever have to go through what we did or suffer the after effects. Please donate what you can it might just be the vaccination that protects you, your child, your neice, nephew or a friend's life.........[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Oct 29, 2016

Anonymous

£113.00 plus £28.25 Gift Aid

Oct 14, 2016

Kim M

So proud of you, Kirst - knew you'd smash it. Ian is just a show off with these runs anyway ;) Well done nutters. Great cause, too! xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2016

Joe & Nick

Run Forest Run

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2016

Jenny

Go girl. So proud of you. Xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2016

Claire Gillett

Good luck sweetie. X

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2016

Emma Bigg

Good Luck to you both xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2016

Jo

Not a lot hun i know but hope it helps

Oct 4, 2016

Kaz

Well done Kirstine! Love Kaz Xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2016

Ma and Pa

Well done :)

£10.00

Sep 28, 2016

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£10.00