Hi my name is Lisa and i am setting up and writting this on behalf of a friend Natalie Bradley and her family.
Natalie has been given Devestating news and now really needs to know that her very precious babies will be able to go somewhere she has always wanted to take them but now simply isnt possible due to her illnes, please take a few minutes to read on this is Natalies story written by her husband to be Andy
Natalie is now 29 years old she will be celebrating her 30th birthday this friday 13th march
Natalie was born with a very rare lung disease called Fibrossing Alveolitis this disease is more comonally found in people age 60+ and more comonally found in males but Natalie has had to cope living with this all of her life,
As the condition progresses, breathing becomes increasingly difficult, especially during vigorous exercise. In severe cases, there is an increased risk of respiratory failure and chronic heart failure. Some people with the disorder are more susceptible to lung cancer
As a baby Natalie spent the first year of her life in hospital, her parents Bill and Tracey were told that she would have Dwarfism and that she woud never be able to have any children, but Natalie being Natalie had to prove them wrong and grew to be 5ft 4inch tall
Natalie also went on to have 3 beautiful children
During Natalies first preganacy Natalie and her family had to deal with the devestating news that her wonderful supporting mother Tracey had lung cancer, Tracey didnt manage to meet her first born grandson Callum,whom she would have been extremely proud of, Tracey was a rock to all of her children
Natalie became preganant with her second baby, she gave birth to a beautiful baby Gril who she called Paige, life was good for a while until Paige was only 10 weeks old when passed away from Infant Cot Syndrome known as SIDS.
The loss of Paige devestated the whole family but with the support of Natalies family she managed to carry on, 2 years later Natalie fell preganant with Bradley,
Again life seemed good until Bradley was rushed to hospital at just 4 months old with breathing difficulties, they found out that Bradley had a collapsed lung, Bradley ended up in intensive care and spent 7 months in hospital thankfully Bradley pulled through but was also diognosed with the same rare lung condition as his mom, now Bradley has grown into a happy health boy but has to be closely monitored.
With all of this devestating trauma going on in Natalies life her own health suffered
She was taken off her medication during the preganancy of her 1st child in turn over the years her disease has progressed and condition deteriorated,
Over the past year Natalie has spent the last 10 months in hospital having treatment after treatment which have all failed to improve Natalies condition due to being left off her medication for too long after she should have been put back on them
Natalie needed a Lung transplant but was refused by the QE Hospital in Birmingham and also The Royal Brompton in London, as you all know this could have helped save her life
Andy has spent many hours incontact with the International Program at the University of Chicargo where he sent all of Natalies medical information such as scans,results etc to see if they could help but as Nat has been put on steriods her BMI (body mass index) is now considered too high for them to be able to help so they refused
the original plan was to work on bringing Nats BMI down whilst setting up a donation page to raise funds to get Natalie over to chicargo and get her the double Lung tranplant she so desperatly needs and deserves to save her life and let her boys enjoy having water fights in the summer with their mother like every child has and takes for granted but this is no longer possible
On 28th february 2015 Natalie and her family were given deverstating news,Natalie only had a life expectancy of 6 weeks
this is not what the family were expecting to hear so it has completely distroyed the familys hopes and dreams of making Natalie's Lung transplant possible
Natalie is trying to come to terms with what is happening and she has only two things on her "bucket list "
1. Too look pretty for just one day whilst marrying the man she loves and who has supported her, cared for her and loved her throughout, to have her whole family around her together for maybe one last time
2. To help get her boys to Disneyland, to let them enjoy a few days where they can make wonderful memories knowing it was their mother made this possible for them to go by sharing her heart breaking story with you all
These hopes and dreams of Natalies are not impossible and if you can in anyway donate anything wether it be through alittle bit of spare money or even by helping donate towards her having the most amazing wedding day of her life and celebrating with her family,she deserves it so please please help out in anyway you can, youll never understand how much this will mean to her.
Natalie has amazing family support from her husband to be Andy her amazing younger sister vanessa,dad bill and brother William
If you could have one less drink when you go out this weekend and donate it to Nats bucket list you would be amazing
I myself and going to be running the Birmingham 10k morrisons run in may and will be raising as much money as i can through that but if we all pull together then surely we can help raise alot more and help herdreams come true, we dont have long
thankyou for taking time to read this
Andy, Ness and Lisa
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