My son was rushed to hospital at just 10 days old. We had no idea what was wrong with him. He was transferred by ambulance to the Evelina hospital in London where they found out by further tests that it was a problem with his heart and the aorta being much too narrow so the blood couldn't circulate through his heart properly. There were other issues too but this was the main problem and this is what needed to be dealt with. He had to have open heart surgery at 11 days old and was put on heart bypass.
He is such a fighter that he survived that big operation and was back home one week later! He is now 8 months old, strong and healthy.
This is Riley just before going into surgery
This is a happy and healthy Riley now
We just want to raise some money for them so we can give something back, and so that they can continue to help other families who are unfortunate enough to be in the same position as we were.
I have set up a just giving page here so please feel free to donate via this page or by sending a text to 70070 with the code MCRA99 and the amount you wish to donate. For example MCRA99 £5. We are aiming to reach a target of £500 and then we can have a leaf on their 'tree of life' and have Riley's name put on it. The tree of life is in the Ronald McDonald house and you can donate money to have a leaf which is actually a plaque. You can then choose what words go on the plaque and everyone who visits that house will be able to see it.
I will be doing some more fund raising events to help reach this target so will update here on my blog.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this post.