Stacey's Cracking Challenge!
Stacey took on the Three Peaks Challenge to give back to the hospital that saved her son's life.
In January this year, Stacey and Ross, found themselves in an unimaginable situation that can only be a parents’ worst nightmare; their young son Elliot went from feeling a little under the weather to fighting for his life whilst being cared for by the Paediatric Intensive Care (Seahorse) Unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
After initially being taken to their local hospital in Somerset, the severity of Elliot’s condition was soon realised and both Elliot and Stacey found themselves being transported to Bristol Children’s Hospital by the incredible Wales & West Acute Transport for Children Service (WATCh). This team are vital in transporting critically ill children to the nearest PICU and providing them with a quicker journey to the lifesaving treatment they need.
After initially having a virus and chest infection, Elliot was suffering from surgical emphysema meaning that oxygen was escaping into his tissue which had been caused by a punctured lung. After a traumatic time with several days being sedated, Elliot slowly began to recover and he was eventually transferred back to his local hospital just before his second birthday. It’s a testament to the level of care he received that he is now happy and healthy and out of hospital causing havoc again! It’s also the very reason mum Stacey was inspired to climb the three highest peaks in the United Kingdom and raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.
Last month, joined by four other fearless fundraisers Stacey scaled Mount Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland in just 24 hours! This challenging event involves 23 miles of walking with a total ascent of 3064 metres and having so far raised over a whopping £2,900 we want to give this brilliant bunch a massive shout out and congratulate them on their amazing achievement!
If you want to help Stacey give something back to the hospital that saved Elliot’s life you can donate here.