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Daniel Maddocks and Charlotte Lane

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Our Story – Our Angel[/b][/p][p]This October 14th we will be running the Royal Parks half marathon for a brilliant cause in memory of our beloved baby girl Angel and our Friend’s boy Hendrix. The date is of particular importance as Hendrix would have been 10 on the day of the race, his amazing mum Kirsty will also be taking part along with a group of 10 friends.[/p][p]Following the loss of Charlotte’s dad to cancer during Christmas 2013, we very soon found out that we would be expecting a baby. This was a light at the end of a very dark tunnel and something positive for the family to focus on. Everything seemed to be going well with the pregnancy, we had a normal 12 week scan and were delighted to share the news and images with our family. At 20 weeks we were thrilled to find out that we were expecting a little girl. Her growth had slowed a little but we were told not to worry and had regular scans to monitor this.[/p][p]As with any expecting parents we continued preparations for her arrival – Buying little clothes and nursery things whilst excitingly discussing possible names.[/p][p]In early may 2014 things took a turn for the worse and Charlotte developed excruciating pains to her stomach and upper right side, along with nausea and vomiting. This was followed by trips to the hospital where she was told to go home to rest and take pain killers. Eventually Charlotte’s breathing was affected and Danny decided enough was enough.[/p][p]At hospital Charlotte’s blood pressure was through the roof and blood tests revealed that her platelets had dropped to a dangerous level. From this point she was admitted into hospital and was straight on medications and blood transfusions. Monitoring of our baby girl showed that she was alive.[/p][p]Charlotte was soon diagnosed with HELLP syndrome which stands for:[/p][p]H=[u] H[/u]aemolysis (red blood cells can rupture)[/p][p]EL=[u] E[/u]levated [u]L[/u]iver enzymes (leading to liver damage)[/p][p]LP= [u]L[/u]ow [u]P[/u]latelets in the blood (blood doesn’t clot properly).[/p][p][br][/p][p]It affects less than 1% of pregnancies but it can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated.[/p][p]In effect it was now the pregnancy that was causing Charlotte to become critically Ill. Her life was in danger and the only way to save Charlotte’s life was to deliver our baby girl. This was a massive dilemma for us as our little girl was 25 weeks and would be unable to survive at her current weight. Whilst things developed in the hospital we prayed that she would gain weight and somehow a miracle would occur.[/p][p]Charlotte was undergoing some serious treatment and was desperately unwell. She was given a cocktail of medicines and doctors were gearing up for her induction. Unfortunately, due to the stress of all of this, our little girl didn’t survive. This was heart-breaking.[/p][p]Charlotte gave birth and for the days that followed we were given the opportunity to spend time with our little girl. She was truly beautiful.[/p][p]We are running this race in her memory and to raise awareness for HELLP Syndrome and the research by Tommy’s into premature baby deaths. Our friend Kirsty’s story is heart-breaking as her pregnancy was normal and went full-term – Yet her baby boy Hendrix was also born sleeping. [/p]

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Event

2018 Royal Parks Half Marathon

2018 Royal Parks Half Marathon

14 Oct 2018

Charity

Tommy's

Tommy's

Supporters

16-Aug-2018

Jord and Georgia

Well done we are proud of use!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

07-Aug-2018

Steve Carey

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

06-Aug-2018

Steve Bird

Good look both of you! Such a good cause. All the best xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

31-Jul-2018

Richard Davis

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

28-Jul-2018

Aunty Jo Uncle Paul

Hope this goes a little way to help you reach your target love so others don't go through the trauma you both had to endure. xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

27-Jul-2018

Anonymous

£20.00

27-Jul-2018

Georgie

Run, run run! So incredibly proud of you.x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Jul-2018

Simon C

Dan - a truly gut-wrenchingly sad story, and one I hate that you and your family had to endure. Fantastic that you're getting out and racing in memory, when I think all I would still want to do is curl up and hide. 255 characters isn't enough - good luck!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

26-Jul-2018

James F

Good luck with the race!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

26-Jul-2018

Melanie Palombi

Sending you both lots of love xx

£30.00