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Why we need you:

Scarlett, Gavin, Kyla, Lexus, Ivie and Grace (the twins) have led until this week a relatively ordinary life. If looking after 4 children can ever be considered ordinary. They are a very close and loving family and Grace and Ivie have never been separated until now.

Ivie became very poorly quite suddenly this week and was admitted into the Bristol Children's Hospital. She was sick a few nights ago and by the morning her feet and fingers went blue and Ivie became very drowsy. She was taken to an emergency appointment at her local surgery, who immediately called for an ambulance.

The Doctors saw that she had fluid around her heart caused by an infection and needed to remove it out urgently, but as they tried, her heart failed. She was given CPR and put on a life support machine.

Ivie is still fighting, but her little heart is just not working. 
 
 She needs to be transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London where she will receive a life saving heart transplant. And following that - a very long recovery with the very best doctors and the very best care! No more than she deserves!

Gavin and Scarlett are a wonderful couple who live for their children and their family – The very last thing they need at this incredibly difficult time is the added stress of financial burden.

This is where you come in: 

They are looking at a hospital stay of 6 months plus in London away from family with no resources or income – both of them previously self employed need to be there for Ivie. They have 3 other children who are being cared for by Amie, Scarlett’s sister who is giving up her job, and though a single parent to 2 young children, to care for Kyla, Lexus and Grace whilst their parents stay with their desperately ill daughter.

Scarlett and Gavin need to do everything they can to be with their beloved daughter Ivie to ensure she gets the specialised care needed to make Ivie better and back home with her twin sister Grace and her older brother Lex and sister Kyla.

Their whole world has been turned upside down, and now only one thing matters to them is Getting Ivie better - It shouldn't be money, it shouldn't be anything, other than Ivie's precious health.... but anything you give - can help towards making the next few difficult months easier. 

How are you helping:

Your contribtutions will help ease the financial burden that Scarlett and Gavin shouldn't need to face. Your kindness can help Scarlett, Gavin and their family towards living and travel expenses and help make the difference between making what can only be descibed for us as unimaginable - that little bit easier!

 YOU can make a difference!

Show us the size of your heart and share this far and wide - No amount of money you are able to donate is too small - every little helps! Share, share and DONATE and lets get this beautiful girl back where she belongs!  

GET WELL SOON IVIE BOULTON! WE  LOVE YOU!

***update 18/02/17***

Gavin and Scarlett's hopes were dashed when Great Ormond St Hospital decided not to take Ivie as originally planned. Thankfully our prayers were answered when Newcastle hospital accepted Ivie and she and her family made the long journey to Newcastle to receive the specialist treatment she so desperately needs.

Ivie has undergone surgeries and constant CT scans. She is looked after by dedicated nurses doctors and consultants. She is still fighting. Her brain activity and responses are very much demonstrating just how - against all the odds- how unbelievably resilient and strong willed she is.

Her kidneys are being supported through a dialysis machine, her heart isn't recoverable and her lungs have collapsed. She is still fighting an infection. The doctors have given Ivie steroids to allow her lungs to improve. Ivie is too young at only 3 years of age to have a lung transplant.

Her situation is very complicated and rare.

Scarlett and Gavin have not left Ivie's bedside. Scarlett's sister Amie made the journey from Bristol to Newcastle so the children could see their parents and their precious sister.

Your kind and generous donations are helping so much. Although we have exceeded our initial target every penny will be needed so continued donations are very welcome and we thank you all for your continued support and good wishes.

Please keep Ivie Boulton in your prayers. Her family need her, her twin sister Grace, her older brother and sister Lexus and Kyla, her devoted parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and her cousins.

She is such a bubbly little girl, always so happy, she loves dancing and being silly. What 3 year old doesn't. She has so much to live for. Her family will never give up fighting for her, and nor will we.

Thank you for your support - you are all the stars in all the darkness and your kind words mean so much to Gavin and Scarlett.

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Words from my cousin, Scarlett.

Hi all, I have waited to put a status on until we had some good news about ivie but unfortunately this isn't the case. Ivies lungs started to bleed and they were unrepairable. She died peacefully in our arms last night. We can't thank people enough for the support, not just in yate but around the world! We are obviously devastated.

Xxxxxxxxxx
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The continued support is incredible. We love you Ivie Boulton, always in our prayers xXxXxXxXxXx
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What an absolutely amazing bunch you all are. This go fund me page has done more beyond my wildest dreams, and I am so overwhelmed from the support and kind words to Gavin and Scarlett. It means so much to them. Last night an incredible £900 was raised for Scarlett and Gavin by their friends and members of the community at a local pub. A dance show is being held today 2pm at Chipping Sodbury School today. A great chance for everyone to come together. Please keep Ivie and her family in your prayers. Thank you for your continued support. xxx

#prayforivie
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Ivie's doctors have had extensive meetings and have concluded that by next week they want to see her lungs improving, I cant bring myself to type any other outcome - it can only be a positive one. Every day is unimaginably frightening and overwhelming for Scarlett and Gavin. They are going through so much and through it all are showing the world so much unity and the true meaning of family. We need everyone's strength and prayers supporting such a courageous and determined family! We want you home baby girl! Gavin and Scarlett are so grateful for your continued support, shares, prayers and generous donations! We love you Ivie Boulton xXxXx
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Amie Mae Gardener
22 months ago
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Wow...... amazing support

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Raquel Marie
22 months ago
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10 pound is all I can afford hope she gets better soon thinking of you all xxxxxx

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Kelly Chris Badman
21 months ago

Can't imagine how your feeling love to you all at this devastating time Xx

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Chris Townsend
21 months ago

So so sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace little angel x x

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Rochelle Stewart
20 months ago

It's not much but just wanted to send a little something in lui of flowers on this sad day. Thinking of you all xx

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21 months ago
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Renae Hawkins
21 months ago
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I think like everyone we were wishing for the outcome to be so so different. A beautiful little girl taken too soon. My deepest thoughts are with the family. Bless you xxx

Amie Mae Gardener
22 months ago
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Wow...... amazing support

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Raquel Marie
22 months ago
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10 pound is all I can afford hope she gets better soon thinking of you all xxxxxx

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Kelly Chris Badman
21 months ago

Can't imagine how your feeling love to you all at this devastating time Xx

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Chris Townsend
21 months ago

So so sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace little angel x x

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