A jam-packed night of fun in honour of Xavier!
Xavier Periera was born at 39 weeks back in August 2016. His mum Germaine knew immediately after he was born that he wasn’t ok, and her mother’s instincts were right. Xavier was whisked off to our Neonatal Unit where he was placed on a ventilator and paralysed by our doctors to let him rest while they ran some tests. The tests sadly came back positive for Sepsis, Pneumonia and Hypertension. The family spent the next few weeks on the unit day in day out sat at Xavier’s incubator while he fought off the infections and grew stronger. After three weeks, Xavier was ready to go home, much to the delight and relief of his mummy, daddy and big brother! We are thrilled to say he is now a bubbly little mischief maker.
Germaine, and husband Shaun have very kindly organised a huge fundraising night on July 21st at the Malleable Club in Norton between 7pm and 11:30pm. Tickets for the event are £2 each and money is being raised for Neoangels & Sepsis UK.
They’ve been super busy bees organising their event and have secured some amazing raffle prizes! With everything from Wynyard Hall golf vouchers, signed footballs from Middlesbrough FC and even signed photos of the presenters from This Morning on offer and much much more – it looks like it’s going to be a night to remember!
We’re proud as punch of their efforts! Mum, Germaine said: “Since being discharged Xavier has got stronger each day and myself and my husband are so grateful that he is here today, it could have been so different. During our time on the ward some families were unfortunate to lose their babies but we know that every doctor and nurse did everything they could and we witnessed support given to these parents and their family. Each member of staff on that ward are worth their weight in gold.This is what has inspired us to host the event, and you can help too by donating an item for our raffle that will take place on the evening, any donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. I myself have suffered with PTSD due to the trauma of what Xavier went through but I have had the best support from my family friends and husband, we take each day at a time as we know it WILL get better ‘time’s a healer’. I couldn’t thank the doctor’s nurses and the other parents on the unit enough for the support they provided us, and we truly have made some amazing friends for life. A charity also set up to help the parents on the Neonatal unit provided us with the most kind, loving and generous support. During Xavier’s stay, Neoangels helped us with free parking, food vouchers and never ending support, we thank them for the bottom of our hearts.”
You can find out more about the event if you search on Facebook for Xavier’s Fundraiser.
You can listen to their BBC Tees interview where they talked about their Neonatal Journey and the event they’re holding. Just follow this link and skip ahead to 1 hour 12 minutes.
And if you’d like to support this family please follow the below link to their Go Fund Me page.