This is our beautiful son Michael.
At 14 weeks and 3 days old he went to bed like any other baby. But at 5am he had suffered heart failure.
Words cannot begin to describe the pain we felt in that moment.
watched our baby breathless, gasping for air while his heart stopped
and paramedics worked to save his life. In that moment I did not think
Michael would make it through.
Yet I am so so blessed to be here
telling you that he survived!! ❤️ He survived an out-of-hospital
cardiac arrest which only 7% patients do!
He was diagnosed with a
CARDIAC FIBROMA attached to the septum within the left chamber of his
heart. This is so rare that only a handful of patients have ever been
diagnosed with this is in the UK.
We are fundraising to pay for surgery which is not available in the UK and unfortunately is not routinely funded by the NHS.
Children’s Hospital, ranked #1 paediatric hospital in the world, has
quoted us $2500 which. The cardiac surgeons at Boston are *Fact* the best cardiac
surgeons in the world and they have done this operation several times.
They are confident that they can drastically improve, or even cure, his
condition by resecting the tumour.
Please please help us by
donating whatever you can to this cause. My baby needs this operation to
have a chance at living a normal life. He currently has an internal
pacemaker and defibrillator, but this has caused physical development
delay and is currently at max threshold, which means it is not working
as effectively as it should.
The dream is to get him to Boston as soon as we can.
Every day we worry if it will be our last with Michael. Please help us to get his tumour removed ❤️❤️❤️
picture was taken moments after Michael awoke from his coma. The first
thing he did was smile at his daddy He truly is our miracle***