Leeds Hospitals Charity

Leeds Children Hospital Liver Ward

Susan Dimmock

Susan Dimmock

My Story

We are walking 10,000 steps every day in April to raise money for Leeds Children Hospital Liver Ward. 
Katie's journey started in November 2015 when she was having horrendous nose bleeds. After having blood tests we soon realised Katie was poorly.
4 years of having different tests, scans, bone marrow and genetic testing we finally received the news that Katie has Portal Vein Thombosis (PVT). This means the portal vein that takes blood from the spleen to the liver is blocked only allowing a small amount of blood to the liver. This causes the spleen to be enlarged as it's retaining a large amount of blood. PVT causes varicies in the oesophagus which need to have bands placed on to stop any bleeding and this is done every 3 months at the moment for Katie. 
Katie has had one Varicie bleed which she ended up in intensive care on a ventilator. Katie will need to have bypass surgery to correct this blockage which she is having tests for now to see which one will be more suitable for her.
Katie has been going to Leeds Children Hospital for a while now and we would like to raise money for the Liver ward L50 to say thank you for all the help and support Katie and her family receive. 
All donation will be great fully received.

Thank you

Stuart (dad), Susan (mum) and Chloe (sister)

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Funded

  • Target
    £1,000
  • Raised so far
    £808
  • Number of donors
    21

My Story

We are walking 10,000 steps every day in April to raise money for Leeds Children Hospital Liver Ward. 
Katie's journey started in November 2015 when she was having horrendous nose bleeds. After having blood tests we soon realised Katie was poorly.
4 years of having different tests, scans, bone marrow and genetic testing we finally received the news that Katie has Portal Vein Thombosis (PVT). This means the portal vein that takes blood from the spleen to the liver is blocked only allowing a small amount of blood to the liver. This causes the spleen to be enlarged as it's retaining a large amount of blood. PVT causes varicies in the oesophagus which need to have bands placed on to stop any bleeding and this is done every 3 months at the moment for Katie. 
Katie has had one Varicie bleed which she ended up in intensive care on a ventilator. Katie will need to have bypass surgery to correct this blockage which she is having tests for now to see which one will be more suitable for her.
Katie has been going to Leeds Children Hospital for a while now and we would like to raise money for the Liver ward L50 to say thank you for all the help and support Katie and her family receive. 
All donation will be great fully received.

Thank you

Stuart (dad), Susan (mum) and Chloe (sister)

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