Reggies fundraising

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Reggie was born in July 2019 and left hospital with an undiagnosed heart defect. He became critical and required emergency open heart surgery at 10 days old. He recovered really well, still requiring some treatment on his aortic valve in the future and regular check ups. 

During Reggie's recovery he spent a lot of time laid on his back while his chest healed and this sadly has caused compression of his skull forming a nice rounded shape. His head is very flat and his forehead protrudes slightly on the front right side. It is possible that the shape of the head could become rounded still as the skull generally remains soft and supple up to 2 years old. However, for the most effective treatment of plagiocephaly the time frame is best between 4 months and 14 months old. 

Plagiocephaly treatment is considered to be cosmetic and so the NHS do not fund this treatment for just any body. It costs approx. £2,000 and Reggie would be required to wear a band or helmet during the day for however long the treatment would take (months). 

We simple don't have the funds available for this - it would take us longer to save than the time we have for the most effective treatment. So we look to you with support from our friends at Tree of Hope to help us out after the rough ride we've had with little Reggie. Anything you can donate would be truly and forever appreciated. 

Thank you from Reggie and family x

7.5%
of all donations to Tree of Hope in relation to this appeal will be allocated
to the general charitable purposes of Tree of Hope to cover our core operating
costs.

If we raise insufficient funds, or surplus funds, then the funds will be used,
if appropriate, to fund support for our child’s needs in accordance with Tree
of Hope’s charitable objects.  If in those circumstances we are unable to
use all or part of the funds for the benefit of our child in accordance with
Tree of Hope’s charitable objects, then any funds that cannot be used will be
transferred to be used for the general charitable purposes of Tree of Hope.

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