#CharityTuesday – Alfie’s Story | Alder Hey

Welcome to a new series on my blog, where every Tuesday I’ll be shedding light on the important stuff. As much as I enjoy writing about makeup and beauty and food and all things like that, it is equally as important to me to share stories of inspirational people and the work some amazing charities do for these brave souls. I'm doing this in the hope to raise awareness – I want to use my platform in the best ways I can, and I feel as if just by you reading this, you may learn something new, feel inspired, or go and show some love to the charity I’ve mentioned. That would be incredible! Love doesn’t equal payment. Donations are always welcome by charities, but retweets, shares, likes and general support never goes unnoticed.

Alder Hey
Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey in the Park a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 275,000 patients and families they care for every year.
I'd like you to meet one of them – a patient who has been supported by the tremendous efforts of Alder Hey.

Alfie’s story
Ten year old Alfred has lived with severe asthma since birth and has recently begun a research study at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to look at ways to help the condition. Alfred’s treatment includes permanent steroids prescribed the highest level of seretide and taking both montelukast and theophylline tablets in addition to the injections which are given as part of the study. There are many triggers that set off his asthma, including all pets, grass being cut and his chest is often tight at night. Alfred in on the autistic spectrum and in addition to the severe asthma, he has esophagitis -­‐ a reflux condition which means he’s on even more tablets and is also tube fed. He is a chatty and clever young man and he loves reading and his dinosaurs!

Check out their website for more information.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx


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