Tiny bit of hope for a better 2016

£1,605 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 34 months
Hi guys! my name is Meesh, along  with my friend Bec we have decided to tell our friends story in the hope that we can raise some money to help a family that's very close to our hearts. Jess isn't just our friend but our colleague Nu Tatu tattoo studio in Neath, South Wales. This may be a bit of a long story but please please  Have a read and if you can.....help us make 2016 a happy year full of things to look forward to instead of heartache and tears!!! 
We sincerely thank you You all for taking the time xx

This is a story about our friends Jess, Sion and their beautiful baby Esther. It all started about two years ago when Sion was in a horrendous car accident that left him in a coma with a serious head injury needing over 50 stitches!  And other injuries that eventually needed surgery. For weeks Sion was in hospital and Jess never left his side willing him to get better, her faith

was unshakeable and in the coming months Sion did recover. For a while all seemed to good and life was moving along just great with both of them making plans for the future. Jess found out she was expecting their first baby and everything seemed perfect.

a few months later Jess had the heartbreaking news that her uncle, a man she idolised had died and it broke her heart. She was utterly devastated by the news as he had been a great support in her life until he became ill and it was Jess's turn to look after him. Whilst waiting for news on the funeral they had more and the most devastating news they could get, the hospital called regarding an MRI scan that Sion had recently .............he had a brain tumour.

So, baby on the way and still grieving for her uncle they had to endure the fear and devastation that the latest news brought with it! We were all devastated and couldn't believe what they were going through but one thing we all admired was their resilience and their will to carry on as normal. As Jess's due grew closer so did Sion's date for his operation to remove the tumour! 

Beautiful baby Esther was born by c-section on October 26th 2015 , a happy, healthy beautiful baby girl who gave her parents another reason to fight on!! And what better way to start...........Sion proposed when Jess went into labour!!!!! Amazing timing I have to say. They came out to a new house they had rented. They had worked so hard to redecorate and move in, in time to bring home their little bundle of joy.

Sion's operation was due two weeks after Esther's birth which would leave Jess who had just had a c-section to care for a new baby and her fiancé recovering from brain surgery. But the date was moved to December.

at the beginning of December Esther developed a cough and was taken in to hospital, Jess and Sion were told that she developed serious broncalitus and needed to be hospitalised . Esther was released from hospital a few days later but still wasn't 100%.  Then the second week of December comes and it's time for Sion to have his operation to remove the tumour on his brain.  He's in Cardiff hospital being taken in to theatre for his lengthy op and suddenly baby Esther stoped breathing!!!!!! Luckily, they were still in the hospital and Esther was rushed into intensive care where she is sedated at only just over a month old!!!! No one could imagine what Jess must have been going through at this moment - her fiancé having major surgery on his brain and her newborn daughter in intensive care. I can't imagine how Sion must have felt coming around from anaesthesia  to find out his daughter had stopped breathing.

Esther was transferred to Bristol hospital where she had open heart surgery a week before Christmas. She was brought out of sedation on Christmas Day only to need to be put back under on Boxing Day following her heart rate reaching 300bpm. Sion had been released from hospital only to spend the next 3weeks in Bristol hospital willing his baby girl to survive! Esther had a heart condition that meant one of her arteries was coming from the wrong part of her heart and was preventing her heart chambers getting enough oxygen and this had to be corrected. She has since been released from hospital but after spending so much time sedated she's forgotten how to feed from a bottle and now needs to be tube fed until she learns to to bottle feed again. 

Its been only only a few days now that they have been home and we all honestly thought "that's it they are home nothing else can go wrong"...............  Well, on returning home they were met with an eviction notice.  Not because they were bad tennants or didn't pay their rent, but because the landlord rented them a property that was in probait and wasn't actually allowed to be rented!!!! All the effort to get it decorated and ready to move in to, all the stress and heartache, when all u need after being away for so long in such horrendous circumstances  is to curl up in your own bed knowing your family are safe and all in the same place, your place. You have to face another uphill challenge.

jess is an amazing woman, one of the strongest that I know but how much can one family go through, I don't know.
 
I am hoping that this story will touch your hearts and that you will donate just something, we don't have  a huge amount as our target just enough for them to put a bond and first months rent and maybe a little to put away so that Sion doesn't have to go back to work in the next couple of weeks because he hasn't had time to recover from his own ordeal, so that Jess doesn't have to rush back either and leave Esther all day. They need time as a family in a place that's safe and secure, somewhere they can call home and finally have their first Christmas.

we would be sooooo thankfull to even raise anything, even if we don't get to our target. We just want them to smile, to feel like something's going right for a change, that people care and they can have a future to look forward to. Please help us to make that happen.

thanks for taking the time to read this story and for caring.
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thanks to everyone for their love and support!!! just a quick update to say that after Sions infection it was difficult to clear up so he has had to undergo another operation to remove the infection from his head. hes recovering now and hopefully on the mend. After Sion was released from hospital unfortunately Esther was taken back in to hospital the same night with a suspected infection after her surgery. these have been some of the most traumatic times for this young family but i know how strong they are and i absolutely know that they will over come what ever is thrown at them, keep them in your thoughts and i will keep you updated.................meesh xx
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Hey guys, so this week hash as been a mixture of emotions…… today Esther check had a big thumbs up from the doctors which is amazing!!! But that has been tinged with sadness because Sion has been re-admitted in to hospital as he has contracted an infection after his surgery to remove his brain tumour.
I'm am literally in ore of Jess, Sion and Esther because no matter what life throws at them they just keep ploughing on! I'm not sure that I would have an ounce of the fight that Jess has had!! THANKYOU SO MUCH for every single donation that you have given and the lovely messages of support that you have been leaving. I will keep you updated on Sions condition.
Could everyone please please re share this page on their facebooks as I would love to reach our target, it's such a worthy cause!!! Please please
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It's been almost 3 days and raised over £700 and that it unbelievable!!!!! Thank you for all of your support and donations, for all your lovely messages!!
When I told Jess that I had set up this page she cried, when she saw the how many people had donated she said that she never knew how many people cared!!! Thank you all for that....... We are getting there with your help so THANKYOU ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much for ALL your donations
Thank you for your support ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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34 months ago

The council might help with a bond x

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Raised by 69 people in 34 months
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Anonymous
20 months ago
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Laura Evans
20 months ago

Oh my gosh I thought I'd had a hard few years but jeez these guys need a break! Couldn't read and run. You should contact the national lottery they donate to family's who need help with life and these guys certainly deserve it. I really hope life throws them a bit of amazing news asap. Maybe the South Wales echo will pay for their wedding? Either way they are such an inspiration. Laura. X

GP
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Gloria Parvin
32 months ago

Good luck to your little family, whisking you good things for the future!!

TB
£30
Tina Bevan
32 months ago

Wishing you a very bright and happy future!!! All the best and good luck!!! Tina and family. X

KT
£10
Kevin Thomas
33 months ago

Stay positive and stay strong all three of you deserve some luck , and I hope my little donation will help all three of you in the future

GW
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Gareth (GIZ) Williams
33 months ago

Keep smiling buddy things are gonna change lots of love Giz x

CF
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claire fairhurst
34 months ago

All the best xxx £10

TJ
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Tess Jones
34 months ago

Read your story and started crying, Even though we don't know you personally we hope things get better for you and your family. Lots of Love Tess and Simon xx

34 months ago

The council might help with a bond x

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