For Eloise | Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

For Eloise

For Eloise

This fund has been set up for Eloise

02 Jun 1996 - 05 Sep 1997

We first heard about Rainbow Trust in 1997 when my daughter Eloise was diagnosed with a terminal illness. My wife went into labour 10 weeks early and our twin baby girls were born premature, Eloise weighing in at just 1b 10oz and Naomi 2lb 5oz.

At the time Naomi seemed the most sick of the two, suffering from a stomach infection. However, at one week old Eloise became seriously ill and was rushed to hospital where she was diagnosed with Necrotising Enterocolitis - a disease that affects the intestines. She had many operations, each one removing more and more of her intestines, and suffered two brain haemorrhages from all the operations, medication and treatments. It got to a stage where we just thought, enough is enough, no more.

Eloise’s condition was terminal and we just wanted to take her home and look after her as much as we could, rather than see her spend her whole, short life in hospital. In September 1997, when she was 15 months old, Eloise died at home.

“I was trying to hold down a full time job and Eloise needed our constant attention. We learnt how to administer her medication and the complicated process of feeding her, but she needed care through the night. Just by enabling us to get a few nights rest a week, Christina’s help was immeasurable.”

We've raised £32,527.29 for Rainbow Trust so far

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