The Naomi Fund
(Supporting Grantham Hospital Kingfisher Ward, Heartlink Glenfield in Leicestershire, and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London)
Naomi Fardell was born in 1997 in Grantham, second eldest daughter to Dean and Michelle Fardell.
4 weeks after she was born it was discovered that she had severe congenital heart defects, Tricuspid Artresia, ASD, VSD Woolf Parkinson White Syndrome and Pulmonary Regurgitation.
After initial diagnosis at Grantham’s Kingfisher Ward and an immediate life saving operation at Glenfield, Naomi was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
For the next two and half years Naomi had constant life saving operations and treatment, she continued to have constant poor health and it was then decided she would be referred to Great Ormond Street in London for Sick Children.
While there she had a very complicated first stage 6 hour operation, but then followed 3 months of further poor health and very sadly she passed away at Glenfield Intensive Care Unit in 2000.
In the following 12 months, it was decided to raise funds in Naomi’s memory for the hospitals that treated her condition.
For more information on the Naomi Fund and those involved please visit their website at http://www.thenaomifund.co.uk/
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