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[p] In 2011 Aimee-Rose was born with a rare blood condition known as Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia. After a normal pregnancy with no complications Aimee-Rose was born via emergency c-section weighing just 4lb 11oz. Shortly after birth Aimee-Rose turned blue. She could not keep her blood sugars or temperature stable and was transferred to the NICU for further investigation. She was placed on antibiotics for suspected infection. After a full blood count test it was discovered that Aimee-Rose only had a platelet count of below 12k (a normal count range is between 150-400k). More antibiotics were administered whilst they did further tests. Two days later a doctor suggested Aimee-Rose may be suffering from Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia. A condition where the mothers body produces antibodies which in turn attack the babies platelets in utero. To confirm this blood work had to be taken from Mummy and Daddy. The results would take six weeks. In the meantime “emergency” platelets were given via an IV. These were generic platelets which brought her counts up for a short time but they dropped again rapidly. “matched” platelets were then ordered. The risks of this condition include internal bleeding in the brain and stomach and risk of stroke. Aimee-Rose had a total of 3 brain scans, numerous blood tests and platelet transfusions. Luckily she has no lasting effects and is fully recovered. She spent a week in intensive care before she could come her to her Mummy, Daddy and big sister. Following her diagnosis Mummy went online and found naitbabies. A charity set up by parents of children affected. They were an incredible support to us as a family during the worst time of our life and continue to support families around the world. They have campaigned for testing as this is not standard and also sit on the board for numerous health organisations. [/p][p]Last year Aimee-Rose decided to cut off her beautiful long blonde hair and donate it to the little princess trust so that children treated for cancer can benefit from wigs being made. As if this wasn’t enough, she decided to ask for sponsors to cut her hair and donate all the money to naitbabies so that they can continue their incredible work and help many more families. We would be so grateful if you could support our beautiful daughter to get to her target.[/p][p]Thank you for reading. Please take a moment to have a look at the naitbabies website and read the incredible stories of these amazing families.[/p][p]Aimee-Rose will have her hair cut at 5.30 pm on Monday 15th July with her family supporting her.[/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE; Aimee-Rose's original target was £150, she smashed this within days and raised it to £300 then £400. Due to all your generosity and the fact she wants to raise as much as she can, she is raising her target one more time to £500. We have a lot of people also raising money offline with sponsorship forms and we are grateful for everything that people have given. Thanks again guys. You are all amazing. xx[/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE: Dance shows are over, we have done our final hair wash and blow dry and are all set for the big event tomorrow. She is still determined to get to her big target of £500!!! Thanks guys for all your generosity xxx[/p]