Friday, 10 February 2012

HUGE thanks to our friends at Fujitsu!

Stephen and I have been overwhelmed by the support we have been receiving, from family and friends of course, but also from our workplaces!  My friends and colleagues at Fujitsu had a cake sale in order to raise funds for the MRI scanner - I know the cakes will have been amazing, but the generosity of everyone there has exceeded our wildest expectations...£1000 has been raised by staff, with a further £500 pledged by Fujitsu!  Thanks so much!

The MRI scanner appeal is so close to our hearts, it causes us distress to know that each time Oscar is assessed via CT scan, he could be having the much safer option of an MRI scan, if only one was in place at the Children's hospital.  So if anyone has any contacts in Stormont to raise this issue, or any other means of publicising the fact that the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only childrens hospital in the UK without its own MRI scanner, please please do so.

So many of our friends have also been answering our calls for everyone who can donate blood to do so.  We see recipients of this vital service on a daily basis, young kids who are facing the fight of their lives, and each time you donate you are helping someone who is in such a vulnerable position like Oscar.  My manager Angela at Fujitsu is working hard to organise a mobile blood transfusion unit to come to Holywood Road - this is an amazing gesture by everyone there who has signed up to donate, you honestly have no idea what this means to us and every single family on the receiving end.  A huge thanks to Stephens old friends and colleagues at Queen's University Belfast too - Gary and Peter who have been actively encouraging everyone to donate blood, and all those who have taken time to do so.  Thank you.

Since we have started this blog, and went on Twitter @Wee_Oscar, the messages of support have also been flooding in from around the world.  Thanks to each and every one of you who have taken time to read about Oscar and our plight, and responded so kindly and sincerely.  Those messages have definitely helped us keep our chins up when times get tough.

Oscar is not feeling so good today, and had to have a feeding tube passed through his nose, but Chemo 8 commenced last night and the effects are just hitting him so hard now.  I'll post a further update on his progress when this finishes over the next day or so.

1 comment:

  1. Sending loads of hugs and prayers every day Oscar
    Nicky xx