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Richard Warren

Leeds Childrens Hospital 100 Miles Ride

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My story

[p][lt]img title="Leeds Childrens Hospital Appeal" src="http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/images/logo-lcha.jpg" alt="Leeds Childrens Hospital Appeal" width="427" height="124" /[gt][/p][p]Hi,[/p][p][span=background-color: #00ff00;][b]UPDATE (5-SEP) !!! : Good news!...Following my serious accident at the beginning of August, I now think the broken bones and stitches have healed enough to continue with this 100 miles ride.  Phew.[/b][/span] [/p][span=font-size: x-small;][p]Final submitted guesses for times closeest but under (@05:00 20-SEP-15)[/p][ul][li]8h00m (Adam)[/li][li]7h10m (Yvonne)[/li][li]7h00m (Michael)[/li][li]6h55m (Adam)[/li][li]6h50m (Neil)[/li][li]6h40m (Peter)[/li][li]6h30m (Sarah, David)[/li][li]6h20m (Alex)[/li][li]6h10m (Mike)[/li][/ul][p][lt]span style="background-color: #ffffff;"[gt]I'm rider 70 (52nd place):[/span][/p][p][span=background-color: #ffffff;][url=http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=61&RId=150]http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=61&RId=150[/url][/span][/p][p][span=background-color: #ffffff;]or directly:[/span][/p][span=font-size: x-small;][lt]span lang="EN"[gt][p][url=http://www.racetecresults.com/MyResults.aspx?CId=61&RId=150&EId=1&AId=85737]http://www.racetecresults.com/MyResults.aspx?CId=61&RId=150&EId=1&AId=85737[/url][/p][p] [/p][/span][lt]/span[gt][p]Official chip-time 6h50m24s...[/p][p][url=http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/OfficialTime.jpg][lt]img title="Official Time 6h50m24s" src="http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/OfficialTime.jpg" alt="Official Time 6h50m24s" width="400" height="NaN" /[gt][/url][/p][p]For those interested, the Strava ride can be found at: [url=https://www.strava.com/activities/396228848]https://www.strava.com/activities/396228848[/url] [/p][hr/][p] [/p][lt]/span[gt][p]I'm supporting the Leeds Children's Hospital Appeal because of the great support that my Daniel received from the LGI Neonatal Unit when he was 3 months premature.[/p][p]For more information, please see [/p][ul][li][url=http://www.ridewozzy.com/Leeds100-2015.html]www.ridewozzy.com/Leeds100-2015.html[/url][/li][li][url=http://www.facebook.com/RideWozzy]www.facebook.com/RideWozzy[/url][/li][li][url=http://www.twitter.com/RideWozzy]www.twitter.com/RideWozzy[/url][/li][/ul][hr/][hr/][lt]span class="right"[gt][url=http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/DSC01403.jpg][lt]img src="http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/DSC01403.jpg" alt="" width="300" /[gt][/url] [lt]/span[gt][p] [/p][p]Daniel spent his first months of life at the Leeds General Infirmary / Peter Congdon Neonatal Unit, where he fought through intensive care for about 6 weeks, on to high dependency for a month then the last few weeks progressed to home nursery before heading home still on oxygen support and daily contact with the unit's outreach nurses. [/p][p]I'm sure many parents go through the similar journey and in most cases I would assume, as with Daniel, you'd never guess the battle they had as babies to earn their right to life. However, on their side they have the genuine care and expertise of all the medical staff on the ground.[/p][p]Many times we'd arrive at Daniel's side for the day, to find a nurse either offering comfort or a little prayer for him.[/p][lt]span class="left"[gt][url=http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/DSC01745.jpg][lt]img src="http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/DSC01745.jpg" alt="" width="300" /[gt][/url] [lt]/span[gt][p]Daniel's journey through the unit started well when he was 27 weeks (+5) term, even pulling off his own CPAP on the first day - which got the staff on their toes :-). He was lucky enough to be the first one to trial a new Giraffe incubator with all the mod-cons including motorised lift and movement (which might be why he loves theme park rides so much these days!)[/p][p]However, after only a few days, he contracted septicaemia...this is bad news for most people, never mind one so young. Out of the multitude of daily photos we have, it's hard to find a palatable one for a number of weeks and still has scars which were the result of this period. We also have the memories of his battle including those night-time calls to say there's been a turn for the worse and to return to his side.[/p][p]With the staff's support, he bloody fought though.[/p][p]I still say that during his time in hospital, I could see his tenacious character and within a minute of turning up each day, would spot whether he'd have a good day or not. Looking through his old photos shows the machines with a real cocktail blend of drugs which I hope he never returns to in his life![/p][lt]span class="right"[gt][url=http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/DSC01758.jpg][lt]img src="http://www.rwwebsite.webspace.virginmedia.com/lds-100-images/DSC01758.jpg" alt="" width="300" /[gt][/url] [lt]/span[gt][p]It was as an (exhaustedly) happy day to bring him home after 3 months. In some ways, we were lucky in that we’d had plenty of practice and support at nappy changes etc. and still had daily support from the fantastic outreach nurses in the early weeks as well as the occasional ‘support call’ back to the neonatal doctors.[/p][p]We are truly thankful to everyone involved and I’ve long-wanted to begin to show our gratitude. This 100 miles ride I hope is just the beginning of that process.[/p][p]Cheers,[/p][p]    Richard[/p]

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Event

2015 Big Leeds 100 Bike Ride

2015 Big Leeds 100 Bike Ride

20 Sep 2015

Charity

Leeds Hospital Charitable Foundation

Leeds Hospital Charitable Foundation

Supporters

21-Sep-2015

Neil the time-guess winner!

£30.00

21-Sep-2015

Martyn

Well done Rich!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

21-Sep-2015

Anonymous

I "guess" 6h50m. ;) Well done!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

20-Sep-2015

Anonymous

£20.00

20-Sep-2015

Julie and Daniel

£20.00

20-Sep-2015

James G

Good luck Rich (not sure if too late to put down a time, but 6:40?)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

19-Sep-2015

Alex Marland

Good luck! 6:20

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

19-Sep-2015

Michael Kennedy

My guess 7 hours

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

18-Sep-2015

Adam Oldfield

Good luck! 6:55.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

18-Sep-2015

Neil Eaton

6hr 50min

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid