Talia

“Alexander Devine stepped in and made such an unforgettable impact on our lives. We count our blessings for the continuous support they give us. They’ve enabled us to watch Talia enjoy a new, safe and exciting environment at their hospice, given us respite from her medical demands and most importantly backed us as a family through every step of our journey”

Gemma, Talia’s mum

Four year old Talia was born in October 2017 with a number of serious medical conditions. Soon after she was born, doctors had to tell her parents the devastating news that they were unsure how long she would survive.

Talia spent her first few days undergoing a ‘cooling process’ to slow brain damage. In the following 12 months, this incredible little girl fought off bacterial meningitis, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, caught bronchiolitis, underwent heart surgery, diagnosed with CHARGE syndrome and vocal palsy, underwent a further operation to be given a tracheostomy and was pronounced profoundly deaf.

After a whole year of being in hospital, Talia was finally discharged and able to go home. But with ongoing complex medical conditions, she needed 24/7 care. Alexander’s Care Team stepped in to give the family the vital support they need to cope with every day life and continue to provide specialist nursing care, opportunities for Talia to do things other children her age would do and give Talia’s parents the much-needed respite they deserve.

Watch Talia’s story…

 

Help us continue to be there for families like Talia’s. By making a donation today, large or small, you will be providing specialist care and vital support for families who care for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

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Need our help?

The word hospice should not seem scary and getting support from us doesn’t have to mean a child’s death is imminent. Helping to enrich the lives of the children and their families is at the heart of our service, our end of life and bereavement support is just a part of what we do.

Our children’s hospice service covers the whole of Berkshire and into surrounding counties. If you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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Talia’s got something exciting to tell you… Tickets for our Big Curry Night at the hospice are on sale! 🍽🍛

We’re thrilled to share that our wonderful friends at Wokingham curry restaurant, Sultan will be cooking up a delicious Indian banquet for guests to enjoy this year.

Take a sneak peek at the menu and book your place 👇 alexanderdevine.org/2023/01/bigcurrynight/
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🛒Your weekly shop could help raise money for Together for Short Lives and children’s hospices like Alexander Devine at no extra cost to you!

If you shop at your local Morrisons and buy from their Every Pack Gives Back range throughout February, a donation will be made to Morrisons' charity partner, Together for Short Lives.

This fantastic partnership is raising vital funds for children’s hospices up and down the country like Alexander Devine, helping us deliver specialist care for local children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families.

Children just like Pippa, who needs round-the-clock care:
“Alexander Devine's support is invaluable. They are there through all sorts of different issues, whether it be emotional support or medical advice, and that’s not just for Pippa but for all of us. It’s brilliant how they provide this hug.” - Danielle, Pippa's mum
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Are you a nurse or carer interested in working in children's palliative care?

Come along to our Careers Morning at our Maidenhead children's hospice on Saturday 4th March to find out about the varied, exciting, and rewarding roles available.

This event is aimed at student nurses, Band 4 Nurse Associates, Band 5 and 6 Nurses, Band 3 and 4 Carers, and Nursery Nurses.

Book your place by emailing ameliap@alexanderdevine.org or please call 01628 822777 for more information

www.alexanderdevine.org/events

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