The Isabella Andrews appeal fund
Update (June 2017) - £20,000 raised!
The latest event towards this appeal "Golf for Issy" took place in May and raised a staggering £1,700. Thank you to everyone who took part and to all of the sponsors.
Isabella Andrews is a young Bristol child who was born with a non functioning pituitary gland.
Her family were called overanxious first time parents. Her mum Kelly and dad Ian have created a fund so that they can help others who are in the same situation.
Here mum Kelly tells us the story:
From birth Isabella never fed or slept very well which health professionals put down to general ailments. They told me I was an over anxious first time Mum. One day after being told once again she was fine, she became very ill. Her body went floppy, her eyes were rolling and she went blue. She was rushed to hospital where staff battled to save her life. She was treated in intensive care for a week but continued to stop breathing. An MRI scan revealed a non functioning pituitary gland. Her little body had a minor water infection, but was unable to cope due to lacking the all important hormones.General childhood ailments are potentially life threatening for Isabella.
Now 5 years on Isabella is a cheeky little girl, aged 3 and a half, who has a younger sister, Maisy. The family have grown to live with Isabella's condition as it will always be with them. They accept that her pituitary disorder will be with her for the rest of her life and they want to help raise vital funds and awareness so that the charity can be there to support others, just as they were supported.
Donate to the appeal
To donate to this appeal fund you can either:
- Click on this link
- Text ISSY79 £5 to 70070
- Write a cheque made payable to "The Pituitary Foundation" and send to The Pituitary Foundation Issy Appeal, 86 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5BB
On behalf of Isabella and her family, thank you!