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Thank you from mum of baby who spent Christmas in intensive care

Thank you from mum of baby who spent Christmas in intensive care

Published by Emma Carton at 7:56am 25th January 2019. (Updated at 9:55am 27th January 2019)

The mum of a newborn baby who spent Christmas in intensive care says Cornwall's generosity blew them away.

Little Harvie from Camborne was born on the 23rd December but just two hours later, he was struggling to breathe.

The tot was taken into intensive care at Treliske and ended up spending nine days on the neonatal unit.

But his bed was surrounded by presents thanks to your donations to Pirate FM's Toy Appeal and the yearly collections from other local businesses.

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This is little Harvie Prynn from Camborne who had to spend Christmas in intensive care just hours after being born

Harvie’s mum, Andrea Pope, got in touch with Pirate FM after discovering where the presents delivered by Santa came from.

She said it made all the difference to the whole family, who had to watch little Harvie connected up to tubes and wires.

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Little Harvie was struggling to breathe and ended up on the neonatal unit at Treliske for a total of nine days

"Our son was born on 23.12.18 and was rushed to intensive care for two days, then onto the high dependency unit. He was in neonatal in total nine days.

"Whilst there, Father Christmas came to visit Harvie. He bought gifts for me, Harvie and all his siblings.

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart, it was so touching.

"It helped a lot as having your new born full of tubes and wires and not to have them at home on Christmas day was horrendous".

Andrea Pope

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Donations to Pirate FM's Toy Appeal meant his bed was surrounded by presents and his parents say the generosity blew them away

Luckily, Harvie was able to come home in time for New Year and his family want to thank everyone for all the donations.

"He had a stocking at the end of his crib and a lady came over and she said oh, those are all for you.

"On the side were just bags and bags of gifts that had been donated by listeners.

"To be on the receiving end of someone's generosity - well - it just blew us away".

Andrea Pope

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