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Help Josef live at home

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Raised by 75 people in 9 months
This beautiful baby is my Grandson Josef. He has just had his first birthday. He is really bright and often very cheeky, he loves playing with his mum and dad and reading books with me.

Josef has lived at Princess Margaret Hospital since he was two hours old.  PMH is the only home he has ever known and it is also a second home for his mum and dad, Bek and Daniel.

(This is Josef as a newborn baby)

We are raising funds to provide the facilities which will allow Josef to live at home with his Mum and Dad.
Bek and Daniel have already bought the super-duper vacuum cleaner they will need to try and ensure that Josef lives in an almost dust-free environment.

They also need
* A good steam mop to ensure very clean and dust-free floors
* Closed cupboards everywhere so dust can’t collect on objects left on shelves
* Improved lighting to help use and monitor complex ventilator equipment
* A new cot to meet the OH&S standards medical/ support staff require to help Josef in the home

Josef is enjoying learning to pick things up, to bang them together and putting them in other things. He has just learnt to clap and can even stack rings (when he remembers not to throw them first!)

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So Josef has been home for about 8 weeks now and he is doing amazing things every day. He is using lots of signs to communicate and seems to learn a new sign everyday. His latest scan showed he is likely to need his trachy in for at least 4 years so we are all learning to sign along with him. Last weekend he went to the zoo (thanks to Kalparrin) and also went to his first playgroup. He is taking it all in his stride and his mum and dad are just loving him being at home. We are also getting some great help from the wonderful nurses from Hannah's House. I will try to attach a new photo that shows just how cheeky Josef is now.
Josef at the park, he knicked my hat and knew exactly how to wear it.
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There is a beautiful photo of Josef in the Sunday Times today. He is showing how happy he is to be home. Having him with us this year will make Christmas very special.
Beautiful photo of Josef taken by Sunday Times
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Thanks to gofundme Josef has a new air cleaner in his room. It filters out airbourne dust and cat fur etc... This is really important as his trachy prevents him filtering the air he breathes through his nose like we do.
Air filter for Josef's room.
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Josef asleep after his big discharge day yesterday. In his own cot, in his own room, living at home with his own amazing family
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