A couple of weeks ago Honey Bee Accountancy announced that we were making the Baby Ava’s Support Foundation our nominated charity. So, I thought it would be worthwhile to let you know the story behind the Foundation. Below is Baby Ava’s story, as told by her parents Richard and Adele.
Baby Ava’s Story
Ava Helene Atkinson was born on the 26th May 2014 at The Alexandra Hospital Redditch. Due to being born so early she experienced many health issues.
Ava was moved to the neo natal unit where she was put on a ventilator to help her breathe. After many tests and a brain scan it was found that Ava was unable to breathe on her own, her heart rate and blood pressure could not be stabilised and the scan found she had suffered a bleed on the brain.
Ava was too poorly to be transferred to a specialist children’s hospital and was to remain under the care of the staff at the Alexandra Hospital for whom I must thank for all their hard work and effort to make Ava as comfortable as possible.
Hours later Ava’s condition had not improved and after discussions with the consultant it was decided that due to the severity of the health issues she had, we as parents had to make the most devastating decision of our lives, together with the care team, to withdraw treatment.
Minutes after coming off the ventilator Ava passed away peacefully with her family around her, except for her Daddy Richard who was flying back into the Country and in touch only by phone.
Whilst at the hospital we were given a keepsake box in which we were able to have memories of Ava. These precious memories are there for us to look at and cherish. Her keepsake box has brought comfort to us all, so much that we have decided we would like to put together our own memory boxes for other parents who have suffered the loss of a child.
We have decided to make these keepsake boxes ourselves and hope that these boxes will be looked at for years to come.
Adele & Richard Atkinson “Ava’s parents”
Why did Honey Bee Accountancy choose the Baby Ava’s Support Foundation?
Whilst I haven’t experienced what Richard and Adele, I do understand the pain of loosing a baby. A number of years ago I experienced the heartbreak of going through a miscarriage and therefore I can, on some level, understand what Richard and Adele have gone through. Therefore, after meeting Richard at a 4Networking meeting it was an easy decision to make.
If you would like to support the amazing work that the Baby Ava’s Support Foundation are achieving, it’s simple to donate – just click on the donate button below.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance for your kind support.
Honey Bee Accountancy