This week, we’d like to help change the lives of 2 year old twins from Durham called Charlie and Olivia.
Charlie and Olivia were born extremely early, at just over 23 weeks gestation, and are both severely disabled. They had brain haemorrhages, which resulted in fluid on the brain. They have chronic lung disease, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, feeding issues, and varying levels of sight and hearing loss.
After the twins were born, Christina had to leave her job as a home carer to look after her babies. Paul had been working full-time in a factory, but had to take a lot of time off to help look after their other daughter (who was 14 months old when the twins were born) and he sadly lost his job.
Charlie and Olivia require constant care, so both Paul and Christina are now their registered full-time carers. Their days consist of tube feeding their children, taking them to the many hospital appointments they need, doing physio sessions, vision and hearing sessions, changing their oxygen tanks, all while trying to also care for their 3 year old daughter Isabella.
Paul and Christina have been trying to save for various pieces of specialist equipment they need, and so haven’t been able to buy the twins some of the smaller essential things that would
improve their life.
With your help, we would like to do that for them