Help Make Christmas Better
£3,311 of £250 goal
Two months ago, after a difficult second pregnancy, my cousin Pamela had to have a caesarean section because her baby was breech. There were complications after it and she developed sepsis, and then celulitis and Pyoderma Gangrenosum, had twelve operations in ten days and was put into a medically induced coma.
After a few days her family - husband, new born, son Damien, sister Jill, best friend Razina (who flew in from Australia), her mum and dad, cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family - were invited to say goodbye to her.
Miraculously she has managed to pull through, but faces a long and uphill struggle. The hospital are estimating it will take Pamela at least two years to get back to semi normalcy.
This isn't the only struggle the family is facing. Pamela’s father has terminal cancer, and as a result of the difficult birth and after events, out of the 6 adults in the immediate family, only one is working. With Christmas on the way, with a baby and a pre-teen, the family have resolved themselves to only exchanging small gifts.
But this family deserve so much more. Pamela treats everyone like they are her favourite person. Her dad is the kindest person in the world I have ever met. Their family does not deserve any more badness.
So I am asking for random acts of kindness to shine through. If you could donate even £2, it will be a small something that, when added together, can bring a smile to this family’s face. It can show them that they don't need to battle alone, and that good things do happen.
Alternatively, you can send them a simple Christmas card, simply to show that they are in the prayers of different people.
(Send cards to: The Sinclair Family
126 Muirshiel Cresent
***Some people have asked about giving gifts to the family - for the kids and adults - feel free to send them to the address above or to Pamela or Jill or Linda's house.
I am hoping to get the funds ready to give to them the week before Christmas, so that presents and food can be bought for the big day. The cards will be posted through their door on Christmas eve.
Thank you for reading this far, and if all you do is share this page, thank you, and God bless you xxx
Last night there was a family gathering where Pamela and her family received the cards, gifts and the money that had been collected so far. Pamela called me at 1am with tears of joy and thanks.
So I'm passing it on and saying it again: thank you, everyone, from my family to yours xx
I visited Pamela today with a surprise and we spoke at length about how much she appreciates everyone's words, donations and messages, for praying for her and her family, and keeping them in your thoughts.
There are some plans made for the money, but I'll post what they are after Santa delivers them xx
Here I go again, reading this page and feeling so supported and loved by each and everyone of you, we never expected this response, over £2000 you all have donated and myself and my family are touched at your kindness. I cannot thank you all enough. Kimberley set this page up with the intentions of raising £250 but everyone has donated at took it way above the target for our family to have an extra special Christmas this year, and that we shall have, I am truly greatful for my life after nearly loosing it. So to Kimberley and everyone who supported my family I thank you from the bottom of my heart, u will never know how much ur kindness, generosity and positive words have meant to us at such a rubbish time in our life's. My dad is doing well through his Chemotherapy and will be finished the horrid treatment in time to enjoy Xmas. I have been discharged from hospital to enjoy Christmas and then back to hospital in January to have reconstruction surgery to my abdomain (1st of many ops) il have in the future. Again thanks for making a very traumatised new mummy have something to smile for. Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope. Thank you all
Pamela you are defo 1 in a million and the nicest person to everyone. You have a place in everyones heart, your kindness and the love you share is such a treasure to us all. You are doing so well and even though you no its gony b a long road u still put that big smile on your face, it so brave. xx
OMG i did not realise how much ppl care, i am overwhelmed with ppl's kindness and generosity, i never knew Kimberley was setting up a gonfund page and when i saw it i was shocked, i couldn't sleep last night bcoz i was smiling from ear to ear with all of the lovely comments and messages ppl wrote, i re-read them all night long. u have no idea how difficult things are for me just now, Struggling to get my head round it all and deal with the loss of independence but trying to stay positive. Impact on the family and hubby is huge and trying to avoid the guilt trips... but its still early days. having to use wheelchair and walking stick and will be for quite a while, needing reconstruction surgery for my abdominal area (this is why its gna take so long to recover) Iv been in hospital now for 10 weeks, had a near death experience, but all this has been without my kids and being unable to care for my newborn daughter, the ability to bond with her was snatched away from me. Iv done the hard bit and fought to be alive and once i get out of hospital i will make up for lost time with my kids. This Christmas is going to be extra special. Thanks to all you lovely ppl out there who care and show kindness to others, it means alot. I would love to thank you all personally, honestly thank you from the bottom of my heart I am here and that's what matters xxx
I actually can't believe what I'm reading! I'm so sorry for what has happened huni to you and your family. I send well wishes for al the family and you will always be in my thoughts.. Pamela was amazing to mysel when my son was diagnosed so I certainly will donate when I get paid at end of month... thinking of you all at this hard time Xx