Sarah and Lee's Story...
'Ethan Lee Schofield entered our World at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on Friday 8th March 2013 at 10.38pm, weighing 780 grams. I was 24 weeks + 5 days pregnant, Ethan was 15 weeks early. As soon as Ethan was born he was whisked away from us for emergency treatment to help him breath & to stabalise his condition. Six hours later we were able to see our son for the first time and he was beautiful. On Saturday morning Ethan was transferred to the Neonatal Unit at Preston Hospital for his care. The first couple of days were rocky and we even had an emergency Christening on the Sunday as we were told Ethan was struggling and may not last the night. However, from that Monday he turned a massive corner and reacted well to his medicine. We had a lovely two weeks with him though he had a couple of moments where he needed a little extra care. On Friday 22nd March he took a turn for the worse, he began to vomit faeces and after the doctors looked at him they realised his bowel had a perforation resulting in him needing surgery. That night our little man was transferred to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool with us in tow. At midnight he went in for his surgery and after an hour the surgeon came to inform us his operation was a success. Ethan was then transferred in the early hours of Saturday morning to the Woman's and Children's unit in Liverpool to recover. He seemed to make a good recovery but his heart and lungs began to fail and on Saturday 30th March Ethan passed away aged 3 weeks + 1 day. Our son was named 'Fiesty Ethan' by the nurses as he was full of attitude throughout his care. This lasting memory of his spirit has given us the strength to tell the story of our son, Ethan Lee.'
Ethan's parents have teamed up with another family of Baby Jackson's to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit where their baies were cared for. They will be completely refusrbishing the waiting room on the ward which is in desperate need of work. It is used by hundreds of people every year who come to help and support the families looking after their babies on the ward and will make a huge difference to their experience while in the hospital.
You can make a donation online right now at http://www.justgiving.com/Ethanleeschofield
Tuesday 3rd September - Ladies Night @ The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool. 7pm - 10pm. £2.50 per ticket inc fashion show. Stalls on the night inc Avon, Body shop, Tropic facials, Makeovers, Nail painting, Cup cakes, Homemade candle's and soaps, jewellery, gifts and homemade cards.
Saturday 21st September - Asda, Cherry Tree Road, Blackpool. Bag packing
Thursday 26th September - Charity Quiz Night @ Red Lion Pub, Devonshire Road, Bispham. 7.30pm for 8pm - 10pm. £5.00 per ticket inc free supper.
Sunday 20th October - Sainsburys, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Bag packing
Sunday 17th November - Morrisons, Amounderness Way, Cleveleys. Collecting in the Foyee
Saturday 8th February 2014 - Charity Ball @ The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool. Time TBC. £35.00 per ticket inc welcome drinks, 3 course meal, chocolates and coffee and Entertainment!