Hello everyone I’m going to try and keep this as short and sweet as I can!
My name is Toni-Anne, I am a first time mum to beautiful baby boy Shane. From the moment I had two lines on a pregnancy test I vowed to be the best mum I could. At my 20 week scan the sonographer told me she had some bad news. “ there is severe abnormality with your baby’s heart”, my whole world crashed down in a split second, I was transferred to a different hospital the same day to be given a diagnosis of congenital heart disease, tetralogy of Fallot, in our language there was 4 major abnormalities with my babies heart.
Since this day I have been under the care of Royal Brompton hospital, a surgeon from the royal Brompton conducted a full repair on my tiny baby’s heart at just 7 months old, without a shadow of a doubt they saved my boys life, without the care and knowledge from the Brompton my little boy would of entered this world sleeping, from scans every month, to surgery, to the cardiac teams, the Brompton gives children and adults a chance we all deserve , a chance at a life, a chance to watch a mother see her child grow up. No amount or words even sum up my gratitude to this hospital, I owe them my life.
300 babies die every year from congenital heart disease . CHD accounts for up to 12 % of all infant deaths – 1 in 10.The Brompton has some of the world’s leading heart surgeons and doctors, and units around the world and are achieving remarkable things every day.
In a bid to raise money for this outstanding hospital, my mum, and her best friend are doing a sponsored silence ( believe me when I tell you they do not stop talking like ever for anything) on the day I will be doing tombola and other bits with baby Shane! (More info to follow) please guys dig deep, without Crucial funding more babies like mine won’t make it , thank you for listening.