A fundraising page has been set-up to help a Shildon Mam who’s baby boy is in intensive care at Newcastle RVI.
Lindsay Denham’s little boy Hunter was born on 27th January with gastroschisis; a birth defect of the abdominal (belly) wall. In layman’s terms, this means that Hunter was born with his intestines sticking out of his body, through a hole beside his belly button.
The tot has already had two operations to re-connect his bowel – the latest of which was on Friday 6th March – and faces a third in around six weeks’ time.
Due to the RVI’s family rooms all being full, Lindsay, who doesn’t drive, travels to Newcastle every day to be with her son, while also caring for her two older children.
A friend of Lindsay’s Louise Charlton, has set up a ‘gofundme’ page in order to help out the family.
She said, “Hunter’s mummy Lindsay does not know I’ve created this fund, and will be terribly embarrassed, but she is going through so much right now and the least I can do is try and see if we can cover a few bits of her expenses.
“There is a huge financial burden involved with travelling back and forth and staying at hospital to care for a poorly child. Every little bit helps.”
So far the fund has raise £265, but Louise hopes to hit £1,000.