Instead of sending Christmas cards this year we’ve decided once again to put the money to better use and donate to charity, which one is up to our clients. The story of supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity is a very personal one at ComXo, that of our Head of Technologies, Paul Roake and Client Services Advisor, Emily Sanders. We’d like to extend this support by donating on our clients’ behalf.
The gift of giving – Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
In January 2018, Paul and Emily were blessed with the arrival of their beautiful baby boy 'George'.
However quite soon that joy was replaced with despair when George was diagnosed with a congitenal heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallots). If left untreated, it carries a 35% mortality rate in the first year of life, and a 50% mortality rate in the first three years of life.
To save George’s life, he had to undergo major open heart surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to repair the 4 heart defects which make up TOF.
From the moment Paul, Emily & George entered GOSH, they encountered the most amazing people who made the ordeal just a little bit more manageable; from the nurses on Walrus Ward who carried out George’s tests, to the Cardiologist’s who sang to him for almost two hours during his echo-cardiograms. The level of care and support given to George and his family was beyond any expectations.
George's surgery was carried out successfully on the 13th of June 2017 and he has made a fantastic recovery, thanks to his surgeon Mr Ben Davies and incredible staff, state-of-the-art equipment, processes, communication and overall care given by GOSH.
Miracles do happen at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Paul would like to somehow repay his gratitude and hopefully help other families get through their own personal battles by fundraising for GOSH.
To support Paul and his fundraising efforts further, visit his personal Justgiving page here at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paulroake
Thanks to our clients voting for this worthy cause, we have donated £580 to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.
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