Saturday, 04 January 2020 00:00

Tia's Treasures New Year Update

Written by  Lisa Hutchinson
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Tia's Treasures New Year Update

Since 2018 when Toby the youngest member of the Team was diagnosed with Epilepsy after 5 Tonic Clonic Seizures resulting in 999 calls and trips to A&E followed by Children's Ward at The James Paget University Hospital we have focused on raising awareness for Epilepsy as well as raising funds for Young Epilepsy and Seizure Alarms, we funded Seizure Alarm number 14 in November which was great timing as November is Epilepsy Awareness month.

Toby is now just over 2 and his Tonic Clonic Seizures are quite controlled but he still has Focal Seizures and Clonic Seizures a lot of which are at night so we realise the importance of Seizure Alarms for peace of mind.

Toby has also been diagnosed with Speech Delay, Allergies, Restless Legs Syndrome and has had numerous Doctors Appointments and a couple of hospital stays due to reoccurring Chest Infections resulting in Steroids and Antibiotics, he has now been given 2 Inhalers and will be regularly seeing the Asthma Nurse to help him become controlled.

We were unable to hold any fundraising events on a large scale last year but Just Fundraise East Anglia are organising a Summer Extravaganza in aid of Tia's Treasures in June and hopefully will be able to plan something ourselves to raise funds and awareness of Epilepsy when Tia's Treasures turns 10 in 2021.

We have continued with our Random Acts of Kindness which feature a Tia's Treasures handmade charm which are either hidden for people to find or given out to those we feel could do with having a smile put on their face, people can also request them by visiting the RAKtivists link on the Tia's Treasures website, we did a selection for Staff Members of James Paget University Hospital as well as the Paramedics based at the Waveney Ambulance Depot in Gorleston a long with goody bags of biscuits and chocolates to help boost morale and show our appreciation for the true heroes that they are, Toby enjoyed giving them out especially to the Paramedics as he has quite an obsession with Paramedics and Ambulances aka "Nor Nors"

Alex (16), Tia (14), Adam (11) and Jamie (9) have been busy creating Kindness Cards featuring Kind words and positive quotes, Tommy (3) and Toby (2) have also been getting involved by creating Kindness Cards featuring their brightly coloured Art work.
These cards are being included with the Random Acts of Kindness or again these can be requested by visiting visiting the Raktivists link on the Tia's Treasures website.

To find out more about Tia's Treasures please visit www.TiasTreasures.net where you will find links to our Fundraising Pages, PayPal Money Pool, Social Media and be able to read all about the Fundraising we have done in the past as well as Awards won.

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