Alfie’s South London football walk
Jamie Muller will be walking 21.4 miles with friends and family between South London’s football grounds. He wants to to thank Evelina London for the incredible work they continue to do for his son Alfie. Jamie tells Alfie's inspiring story.
‘In May 2017 our son Alfie was born and immediately taken to Evelina London’s NICU at St Thomas' Hospital. The staff were not sure he would survive his first night, let alone his first few days. Alfie received exceptional life-saving care, including three days of being cooled to prevent further brain damage, and three weeks of ventilation to help him breathe.
'What felt like a million scans and tests showed that Alfie was very poorly but they couldn't give us a specific diagnosis - and we didn't know if we'd ever get him home.’
Staff provide incredible care
After four and a half weeks in NICU, Alfie was well enough to be moved into the care of Savannah Ward in Evelina London. Jamie says, ‘The incredible staff provided Alfie and our whole family with the most amazing support, without this we could not have got through such a horrific time.’
The Mullers spent several special occasions in Evelina London, including Jamie’s birthday and Father's Day, and the staff made sure those days were just as special as they would've been at home.
Jamie says, ‘Without the miracles that the staff worked and the equipment available to them, Alfie would not be at home with us and doing so well. Alfie is still under their care - and will be for the foreseeable future - but we could not ask for a better place or better staff to be looking after our baby boy.’
‘Alfie is our miracle, but the staff at Evelina London are the real miracle workers. To say thank you we want to raise as much as we can to help the hospital continue to provide the fantastic support we received to other families and children who need it.
‘So, a small group of friends and family will be joining me to walk 21.4 miles between four of South London’s football grounds - starting at AFC Wimbledon's home Kingsmeadow, moving on to Crystal Palace's Selhurst Park, then to The Den at Millwall, before finishing up at Charlton Athletic's The Valley.’
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