Help the Ruddy Family

With Kierons permission am sharing with you their story. As many of you may already know,  Alice, Kieron and Jayden were recently enjoying a Baltic Sea Cruise on the Marella Discovery when Alice suddenly and severely became very unwell. Alice was rushed via ambulance to a hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia where she received emergency surgery and placed into an induced coma. She remains in a critical condition in the ICU and on dialysis. Kieron is told that Alice has sepsis and other complications as a result of Acute Pancreatitis. She is currently in and out of consciousness in a serious condition. In order for Alice to return to the UK she needs to be stable enough to travel by medical jet and will go directly to intensive care in a UK hospital. She will still need treatment and has a long process of rehabilitation when she does return. Luckily, the Ruddy's had the forethought to purchase travel insurance for their trip so all Alice's medical needs are being met.

Kieron has repeatedly expressed that the Russian medical professionals have been extremely kind and accommodating, even calling him regularly with updates. TUI have also been very good keeping in contact making sure Kieron and Jayden are ok and updates on Alice daily. 

Her husband Kieron and son Jayden had to disembark from the cruise and remain at the hospital in St Petersburg. However they had no choice but to leave Russia after a short time due to visa restrictions. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for them to leave Alice in a foreign country knowing she is so poorly. Hopefully Alice will be well enough to travel very soon.

I would like to raise some money to help their family deal with the mounting expenses already incurred from unexpected travel (Kieron and his son had to stay in St.Petersburg and fly home, instead of completing their family cruise as intended), home modifications for Alice when she returns and missing work, to name a few. Unexpected life circumstances as monumental as these can be devastating, so any little amount alleviate the anxiety Kieron must be feeling would be wonderful. He is of course a proud father and husband and reluctant to accept help but we all know the work he does to give back to his community, sometimes you deserve a little help in return! (Kieron fundraises every year by putting on a Christmas light show on his home and accepting donations for local charities, see the link to learn more!) Kieron's Christmas fundraising efforts 

Thank you all for taking the time to read and hopefully we can make a small difference. Obviously we ask that the Ruddy Family's privacy be respected at this time, especially as Jayden is so young and misses his mum.

PRESS ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT JANE EGGLETON AT GOFUNDME AT 
[email redacted] or call 0783779384

Please allow Kieron to deal with his current circumstances as all of the media contact can be very time consuming. Thank you!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Robyn Smith 
Organizer
Hadleigh, East of England, United Kingdom
Kieron Ruddy 
Beneficiary
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