Life changed forever after a trip to soft play – Fundraising for Archie Adams

How does Scentsy work as a business?
May 15, 2016
Stevie The Shark has arrived!
June 5, 2016
Show all

Life changed forever after a trip to soft play – Fundraising for Archie Adams

This is Archie Adams, a little boy with a winning smile.

archie pre hosp

Archie (left) just a few days before his sudden admission to hospital

I am doing what I can to raise money to bring him the much needed specialist care he needs ……..and we need your help!

Life for Archie and his whole family changed for good one day in May 2015. On the way home from a Soft Play Centre in Southampton Archie had a seizure and was rushed to A&E. Just an hour earlier he had been running round with his older brother having a whale of time, whilst his newborn brother dozed in the buggy.

It was an agonising wait for Doctors at Southampton to reach a diagnosis. Archies condition was complicated, he was unable to move, had suffered cardiac arrests, underwent a series of operations & was also fitted with a tracheostomy to help him breathe.

Finally a diagnosis of Transverse Myelitis was reached. It is a rare and life changing diagnosis.

archie boys

Archie and his brothers – with his new tracheostomy to aid his breathing

Archie had contracted an infection which had caused his spinal cord to swell. This has left him paralysed from the neck down, needing round the clock care.

 

His parents have been at his bedside since his admission to hospital, it has only been in the last few weeks that Archie has been moved into a rehabilitation unit to learn to adjust to life outside of the hospital.

So now what? The family is split with Archie and his Mum at the Rehabilitation Centre & his Dad and brothers at home over 2 hours away. It has been a year since life changed in an instant – we need to get the family back together & to raise enough funds:

  • To adapt their home for wheel chair access, a wet room etc.
  • To purchase a specialist computer that will allow Archie to communicate and even operate his wheelchair
archie rehab

Archie is now adjusting to life in a specially adapted wheelchair and looking forward to going home soon.

Every penny helps! How can you help?

  • This fundraiser will see 100% of my commission from the sale of Scentsy Car Bars go to Archie’s Fund.
  • Please share the Facebook post so we can reach as many people as possible.
  • Pick your car bar from all the available fragrances HERE and message me to place your order! Each Car Bar costs £6.50 and all the proceeds will go directly to Archie’s Fund.
  • Place your orders by messaging me here! Postage is Standard UK 2nd Class Large Letter, local delivery to Southampton is FREE.
  • Get your child’s School of Pre-School involved. I will supply flyers to distribute in book bags – just message me HERE.

 

To read more about Archies Story and to follow his recovery – like his Facebook Page

To donate directly to Archie or to see the Car Bar Donations added visit his Fundraising Page

Archies story has been covered by local media to raise awareness of his condition, you can read the article here: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13932567.Southampton_family_devastated_after_baby_son_paralysed_by_rare_illness/

For more information on the condition Transverse Myelitis click here.

archie banner

CAR BARS ALL archie

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

thirteen − four =