Hello, my name is Josh and I am Felicity's (favourite) uncle. My niece was a fun, loving and active ordinary 2 year old. She loved to sing, dance and she always looked up to her devoting older brother Dylan. In December 2015, Felicity was struck down with an extremely rare and life threatening condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome from contracting enterovirus D68. This is a condition of the nervous system, which occurs when the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The exact cause of Guillain-Barre syndrome is unknown. It has left Felicity paralysed and needing a tracheotomy to help her breathe and to keep her alive. This has been a complete shock to Felicity and her family, as it happened so suddenly.
Nobody knows how long it will take Felicity to recover; she may never be the same again. When she is well enough to leave critical care at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital in Cardiff, Felicity will need a wheelchair, accessible toilet and a bigger bedroom downstairs. A new house will therefore be needed. Felicity's mother, Frances, and father, Alec, need all the help and support they can get. Frances suffers from severe Chrones disease and is unable to work and contribute to the costs of her care. Frances and Alec haven't left Felicity's side since and they are overwhelmed with the support from family and friends.
Felicity has made minor improvements. The best was when her muscles began to work in her cheeks and was able to smile at her family for the first time in weeks. However, Felicity is still in a critical condition and as a family all we wish for her to be comfortable and as happy as possible.
Any donations will be very grateful and it will mean everything to Felicity and her family. It has already cost a significant amount with travel expenses, living costs and saving up funds for a new house that is suitably equipped for Felicity's new needs.
On behalf of Felicity and her family we thank you for your kind donations and support.