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Kirstine and Ians fundraising

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Team 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]

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May 26, 2018

Jamie

A fantastic cause, good luck guys

£20.00

May 25, 2018

Emma Bigg

Good Luck you crazy pair. Em x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Alan Tavernor

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Tom

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Steve Smith

Good luck to both of you - great cause

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

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£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Steven Datt

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Pie

Always for a great cause. Good luck in the run!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Alan Jenkins

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 22, 2018

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Kirstine Dellbridge

Kirstine Dellbridge