Felicity's Fund

£8,560 of £10k goal

Raised by 179 people in 15 months
Hello, my name is Josh and I am Felicity's (favourite) uncle. My neice 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 paralised and needing a tracheostomy to help her breathe and to keep her alive. This has been a complete shock to Felicity and her familiy, 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 familiy we thank you for your kind donations and support.
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Update 14
Posted by Josh Clayton
4 months ago
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It has been a year since Felicity became poorly and nearly a year since I set up this GoFundMe page. Over £8,000 has been raised so far and every penny has gone to supporting Felicity and her family. You can see more of Fliss, Fran and co this Thursday (22nd) BBC One on Katherine Jenkins: Home for Christmas.

Thanks for all the donations and support this year... Happy Christmas!
Flelf
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Update 13
Posted by Josh Clayton
8 months ago
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After 258 days in hospital Fliss is finally home! Fran and Alec want to thank you all for the support and donations which have helped them so much. Welcome Home Fliss!
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Update 12
Posted by Josh Clayton
11 months ago
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Felicity's Fund has reached 72% of its goal. Thanks to Newport School Of Tae Kwon-Do and James.
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Update 11
Posted by Josh Clayton
11 months ago
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A huge THANK YOU goes to Lisa and all the people at Newport School of Tae Kwon-Do who took park in the sponsored kick-a-thon in aid of Felicity's Fund. They raised a staggering £2,300! KA POW WOW!
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Frances Grace Watkins
15 months ago
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As felicitys mum i jusy want to say how thankful i am to each and everyone of you. The support for my little girl is amazing. Thank you so much! I will never be able to say just how amazing you all are xxxxx

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Rose Davies
15 months ago
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This family are neighbours of ours and its such a shock that this happened so suddenly. Thinking of you all. If there is anything we can do please please let me know. Thinking of your baby girl. Xxx

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Sanjay Parmar
1 month ago

Hi could you tell me if felicy watkins is now walking. My daughtet aged 6 has the same symptoms and is not moving from nose down i want to contact the parents to see what treatment she recieved and is she moving now or walking is she breadthing on her own ad my daughter 14 months is still on a breadthing ventilator. Any help would be amazi g

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Robin Ho
15 months ago

Hi there I am a local taxi driver from Newport just want to let you know me and the lads at the gym have come across your suituation on facebook and really wanna help, we are looking into doing a charity boxing match. Will keep you updated.

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Agus Nurhema
15 months ago

I have a son, Ridley, who diagnosed autism spectrum disorder since 2 yrs old. I dont even know where to begin or how to even cope the feelings you guys as a family dealing at the moment. I might be able to feel small partial amount of the burden and battles you guys goin through just to give all the best for the children. For sure, a simple act such as prayer goes to your daughter with the whole family. Hopefully any improvement even the slightest such as a single smile she make could lighten up whatever mixed up worry-ness burden feelings etc that the family goin thru. Bless you all with prayers and faith.

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Caroline Pack
15 months ago

Hi there Just to offer my thoughts and prayers. My little boy age 4 had this last april. He was ventilated in ICU a week and hospital a month. Have you contacted GAIN a UK charity it can provide info and possible grants? Please also join the Guillain Barre Kids page on facebook. Lots of parents of children who had GBS can offer support. Keep positive and each day can bring improvements. I hope this page raises funds to help you and your family through this odeal.

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£8,560 of £10k goal

Raised by 179 people in 15 months
Created January 13, 2016
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Russ Harris
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Trena Thomas
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Jake Pratley
10 months ago
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Frances Grace Watkins
15 months ago
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As felicitys mum i jusy want to say how thankful i am to each and everyone of you. The support for my little girl is amazing. Thank you so much! I will never be able to say just how amazing you all are xxxxx

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Rose Davies
15 months ago
1
1

This family are neighbours of ours and its such a shock that this happened so suddenly. Thinking of you all. If there is anything we can do please please let me know. Thinking of your baby girl. Xxx

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Sanjay Parmar
1 month ago

Hi could you tell me if felicy watkins is now walking. My daughtet aged 6 has the same symptoms and is not moving from nose down i want to contact the parents to see what treatment she recieved and is she moving now or walking is she breadthing on her own ad my daughter 14 months is still on a breadthing ventilator. Any help would be amazi g

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Robin Ho
15 months ago

Hi there I am a local taxi driver from Newport just want to let you know me and the lads at the gym have come across your suituation on facebook and really wanna help, we are looking into doing a charity boxing match. Will keep you updated.

+ Read More
Agus Nurhema
15 months ago

I have a son, Ridley, who diagnosed autism spectrum disorder since 2 yrs old. I dont even know where to begin or how to even cope the feelings you guys as a family dealing at the moment. I might be able to feel small partial amount of the burden and battles you guys goin through just to give all the best for the children. For sure, a simple act such as prayer goes to your daughter with the whole family. Hopefully any improvement even the slightest such as a single smile she make could lighten up whatever mixed up worry-ness burden feelings etc that the family goin thru. Bless you all with prayers and faith.

+ Read More
Caroline Pack
15 months ago

Hi there Just to offer my thoughts and prayers. My little boy age 4 had this last april. He was ventilated in ICU a week and hospital a month. Have you contacted GAIN a UK charity it can provide info and possible grants? Please also join the Guillain Barre Kids page on facebook. Lots of parents of children who had GBS can offer support. Keep positive and each day can bring improvements. I hope this page raises funds to help you and your family through this odeal.

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