I am doing this fundraiser to help raise the awareness of CMV. As a first time mum, this was very daunting and upsetting to be told the news that your baby has been left with permanent brain damage, due to an infection caught in pregnancy that I had no knowledge of. As you can imagine, this is heartbreaking to be told your baby is anything but perfect. Research shows how common this infection is, and that 80% of people are exposed to this in a lifetime but may never be aware of it, I would like to help raise awareness for this, as simple measures can be taken for this infection to be easily avoided. It's been a very hard time over the past 8 weeks with constant weekly blood tests, brain scans, happy and sad days, trips to A+E and constant appointments. I am incredibly proud of how Isla Rose is coming on and how well she is taking to her treatment and I would love to raise some money to help this charity as it isn't thought enough of.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 15:00