Jacob's Journey

On 7th April Jacob was taken seriously unwell following a sinus infection which had caused an abscess in his frontal lobe. Very quickly he was transferred to Queens Neuro ITU in London where he immediately underwent urgent surgery to reduce the abscess on Good Friday, unfortunately his brain reacted and swelled to dangerous levels, he was placed in a medically induced coma.

The diagnosis is Pots Puffy Tumour the consultants at Queens had not seen this in 10 years so worked hard to ensure he had the best treatment.

He had 24 hour care by the excellent team at Queens neuro ITU. Jacob then had to have further emergency surgery to remove the abscess as the swelling wasn't going down, after 9 days in a coma he was taken off a ventilator and has made excellent progress, while we continue under the care of Queens Neuro while Jacob recovers at home, he wanted to raise some money for this excellent hospital and have a goal for his own health recovery. On 8th September our family will be taking part with Jacob in the moonlight 10k walk in London, any donations will go direct to queens. Please sponsor us in saying thank you to this amazing department at Queens.

Do you want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money in aid of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Charity and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

More information about Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Charity: Our hospitals serve 750,000 local people. Whilst the NHS provides funding for the necessities, King George and Queen's Hospital Charity funds projects which enhance the hospital experience for patients, visitors and staff. From toys and tea parties to significant investments in medical technologies, we've funded lots of projects over the years with your help.


  • Anonymous
    • £20 
    • 4 mos
  • Lauren Barlow
    • £1,385 
    • 4 mos
  • Martina Savill
    • £100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £235 
    • 6 mos
  • Rochford District Council open spaces team
    • £235 (Offline)
    • 6 mos


Carla Hotten
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust Charity
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