My name is Charlotte and im Eloise’s mum. Eloise is 6, she’s the funniest, smartest, kindest little girl you’ll ever have the pleasure of knowing. Eloise was born with a condition called amniotic band syndrome. Amniotic band syndrome can occur when the inner layer of the placenta, called the amnion, is damaged during pregnancy. If this happens, thin strands of tissue (amniotic bands) form inside the amnion. These fiber-like bands tangle around the developing fetus, restricting blood flow, thus affecting the growth of certain body parts. This can cause congenital deformities of limbs. In some cases, strands can tangle so tightly around the limbs of a fetus that they amputate them. Since Eloise was born she’s had numerous hospital appointments and tests but nothing has ever phased her. Every single day she amazes me more and more. Have you ever tried doing daily tasks with just one hand? Eloise has always found ways to get tasks done, for example as a baby she used to use her feet to help play with her toys, she’s found ways to cut her dinner up using a knife and fork. The list is endless. After different conversations Eloise made the decision for herself (after being showed different options) that her more favourable choice would be to have a bionic arm. After lots and lots and lots of research we found a company called open bionics which is exactly what Eloise wants. We found out a few days ago eloise can get her arm THIS YEAR, when she turns 7. We understand our targets been reached but we want to continue fundraising to have a continued amount there for Eloise for any arms etc she may need for the future and after having conversations with Eloise throughout her journey it’s both hers and my dream to hopefully be able to open a charity to support children who are going through a similar situation to Eloise and also families that need the support. We can’t thank each and every one of you enough for your kind donations, your kind words and your continued support. You’re all making a little girls dreams come true and we’re doing what we set out to do and that’s raise awareness for ABS!
again thank you all, Charlotte and Eloise xx
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eloises journey to her bionic arm