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Our little Elly has had one tough life from the very start.
Elly was born 10 weeks premature which meant she spent her first 10 weeks of life fighting for survival, she had to overcome many hurdles such as poor lung development along with other undeveloped issues that come with premature babies.
After overcoming this, another major curve ball was thrown her way when she was 18 months old. Elly got her hands on a cleaning chemical and unfortunately drank it, this chemical has caustic soda in it which is a strongly irritating and corrosive chemical, It causes severe burns and permanent damage to any tissue that it comes in contact with.
This resulted in server burns to her mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach which instantly damaged all these areas and put Elly into serve pain. It wasn’t until 4 days later after medicating her pain levels and waiting for swelling to reduce to examine Elly’s health.
Doing the first scope unfortunately brought the realisation of how bad her condition was.
Fast forward to today 7 years later she has somewhat a normal lifestyle however every night Elly still has complications with sleeping where saliva pools up in her throat which creates choking and can led to aspiration on her lungs resulting in pneumonia. Elly is and always will be on some form of meditation for the rest of her life.
Over the 6 years Elly has been hospitalised a lot, one year she spent over 200 nights in a hospital bed.
In the first 3 years she had over 65 anaesthetic procedures then after 6 years she is currently at 84 anaesthetic procedures and still counting.
On one of these occasions and for her third birthday she was in a 10 day induced coma to recovery from one of her many major reconstruction surgeries in ICU, and there was a period of time almost 12 months where Elly was nil by mouth and all nutrition was delivered directly into her stomach via a peg, Elly still has this peg installed to help with her daily medication.
Over the last 6 years Elly has had the privilege of being Queensland children’s hospital ambassador and also a Woolworths ambassador with a picture of her plastered all over Woolworths stores in our area, Channel 9 also did a beautiful story back in 2015 which was used on the night of the Children’s telethon.
For this years telethon I am raising funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation as a way of giving back to an amazing organisation.
These funds will assist our sick kids, Kids that are currently stuck in hospital, kids that are receiving medical treatment and kids that have unfortunately started their life on a rocky road.
I will take up the 42k challenge to help raise funds for the Children hospital, Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'donate' button. The more people that know about the Children’s Hospital Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.
Thank you for taking the time to read just a snippet of Elly’s rocky road and thank you for donating to help assist in raising funds for all the kids that are unfortunately stuck in hospitals.
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Thank you to my Sponsors
Maddi And Sienna Doessel
Gary And Emma Harvey