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Six years ago, thanks to one incredible, courageous, selfless family, Rosie received her lifesaving gift of a new heart. Lots has happened in the past six years, ups and downs, twists and turns but Rosie has continued to smile and laugh throughout, absolutely making the most of every day and her precious gift. 

Covid meant that sadly Rosie was unable to attend school, which she loves. It also meant her physio sessions had to stop. 

Rosie also had some tricky Gastro issues which meant she missed lots of school and resulted in more trips to see Gastro Consultants at GOSH, in addition to regular Cardiac and Neuro appointments. 

Thankfully for the past few months, Rosie has been able to return to school full time and is back having weekly private physiotherapy   sessions.  Rosie has also recently started weekly Hydrotherapy sessions (physio in warm water). She absolutely loves being in the water and while she still works incredibly hard at her physio whilst in there, she has lots of fun.  Rosie has also started eating puréed food and loves chocolate, just like her Mum! 

We really appreciate the continued love and support of family and friends. Without this, we wouldn’t be able to pay for the private therapies, that are giving Rosie the best quality of life possible. Thank you x

Rosie’s Gift of a new Heart

Imagine that you or one of your family members needed an organ transplant in order to continue living. The majority of us would accept an organ without giving it a second thought but due to a lack of awareness hardly any of us are registered as an organ donor.

Even fewer have signed up our families to the register.

 

As a result, each year the harsh reality for thousands of people in the UK waiting for an organ transplant is that sadly many of them may never get the call telling them that a suitable organ donor has been found.

 

If you wouldn’t think twice about accepting an organ to save a life, you shouldn’t think twice about registering to donate an organ to save a life.

 

Please consider organ donation for you and your family (children can be donors too) and share your decision with loved ones.

 

Register as an organ donor via; 

www.organdonation.nhs.uk 

 

Or call; 0300 123 23 23

We are sharing Rosie’s story to encourage more people to consider organ donation and to remind people to have the conversation with their loved ones to ensure they are aware of their wishes

We want to do everything we can to get Rosie as good as she can be. We therefore want to purchase specialist equipment and pay for private physiotherapy sessions for Rosie.

Nearly 300 children have died in the past ten years while waiting on the organ donor transplant list. 

If you have any fundraising ideas or want to help spread the word, get in touch..!

Thanks to organ donation and an amazingly courageous, selfless family, Rosie received her gift of life and has now finally been able to return home. The multiple strokes Rosie suffered whilst waiting for a heart have left her with severe brain damage and she is currently unable to sit unaided, stand or communicate.

 

We want to do everything we can to get Rosie as good as she can be. We therefore want to purchase specialist equipment and pay for private physiotherapy sessions for Rosie. Our incredible family and friends have already been so generous in thier love, support and donations to various charities on our behalf, so we do not expect them to further donate. However, we would really appreciate it if you could share this link and pass it on to any wealthy individuals or businesses that may be able to help.

 

Thank you all so very much for your continued love and support x

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/RosieDay1