Reuben Bear Campaign

£11,163 of £100,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 46 months
In July 2015 Reuben suffered a minor burn three days later he was fighting for his life with toxic shock syndrome. Due to severity of the toxic shock Reuben has lost part of his fingers and had below knee amputations.

This fundraising is for Reuben to ensure he has access to the prosthetics, physiotherapy, sport activities and anything else  he requires to live life to the full, so he can enjoy life like any other child.

This will be for the rest of his life hence 

I will also be using his campaign to raise awareness on the links between burns and infection to try and prevent anyone else going through what he has.

The awareness is the most important part of the campaign and I hope to get a leaflet produced with a picture of Reuben and a short overview of what happened. Something along the following

Reuben had an accident and got burnt by an iron at home. 2 days later he was really lethargic, vomiting, feverish as well as having a rash on his legs. 3 days later he was in intensive care fighting for his life with suspected toxic shock syndrome. Every second counts and it is a life threatening condition. Save life and limbs think Reuben BEAR:
  
B - Burn. Recent burn or other injury?
E - Examine. Are there any signs of infection/sepsis:

High Fever
Flu like symptoms including               headache, muscle aches, sore throat and cough
nausea and vomiting
diarrhoea
fainting or feeling faint/dizziness

A - Advice/Attend A & E 
Toxic Shock and sepsis can be life threatening ensure you seek medical advice.

R - Referral. Ask for a referral to specialist burns unit if you have a burn and concerned that you may have sepsis/TSS. 

With early diagnosis and treatment the outcome is likely to be full recovery. 

He now has teddy bear stumps hence the Reuben Bear Campaign. I will be updating this once I have done 


Thank you
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Massive thank you to Gavin Wray and all of those that donated at the Black Shuck rally.
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Thank you Hannah Rose for your kind donation. Xx
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Massive thank you to the King Fisher pub Ipswich who raised £172.00 at their truck pull.

Also to the amazing black shucks who raised a staggering £1100 for Reuben at their rally.

We have now moved into our gorgeous bungalow and as Reuben us on his legs a lot more we have purchased a hydrotherapy pool to help reduce the pain and sores he gets at the end of the day but also enable him to work with his OT and Physio.

To enable him to access this all year round we are seeking planning to build a cabin for the hydro pool.

With hydro pools there are no guarantees this will be approved by the court so the funds are now going towards the substantial cost of getting the hydro pool and building.

As always if it is agreed at settlement we will then pass the money raised through all the fundraising forward to help other children in Reubens position.

I am overwhelmed and humbled by all of the support we have had. Thank you from us both xx
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Thank you for the continued donations. Although we will be getting compensation we will have no idea how much and every bit is allocated for Reuben's care and agreed with the court. I want to ensure Reuben has whatever he needs and hopefully the majority will be covered. But the nice to haves but non essentials won't be. So I am putting funds into his account for now just in case.

As soon as I have more idea on what he will be provided with I will look to reallocate funds and set up a charity to campaign for the right prosthetics for kids to be kids and sepsis awareness.

I am hoping all the recent publicity will get us a backer to help set up a website, signpost everyone on sepsis and help with lobbying to get the NHS to provide the right prosthetics.

Thank you all love Reuben and Lou
Reuben causing chaos:-)
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Ally Waldron
46 months ago
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Lynne Hammond
46 months ago

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£11,163 of £100,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 46 months
Created September 21, 2015
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BR
£600
Blackshuck Rally
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
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AM
£10
Alison Martin
11 months ago
1
1
EW
£20
Emma Watkins
11 months ago

Love you little man xxxx

JM
£10
Jon Mockett
11 months ago
JH
£5
John Heath
11 months ago
1
1
SC
£20
Sharon Collingwood
12 months ago
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2
£5
Maximillian Kennington
12 months ago
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UN
£120
Uk Power Networks
18 months ago
HR
£96
Hannah Rose
20 months ago
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BR
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Black Shuck Rally
21 months ago (Offline Donation)
Ally Waldron
46 months ago
2
2

What does over t mean Lynne?

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Lynne Hammond
46 months ago

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