Dad of premature baby Lacey Mai fundraises for once-in-a-lifetime trips

Posted on - 9th June, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston

Lacey Mai was born prematurely at Royal Preston Hospital

Lacey Mai was born at Royal Preston Hospital five and a half weeks early, after being breach with the cord round her neck.


The youngster was left brain damaged after not being able to breathe on her own for 13 minutes when born so spent 11 weeks in the neonatal unit, and has had numerous illnesses since.

After a miraculous recovery, Lacey Mai was finally able to go home however since then has made several trips back to hospital with two forms of epilepsy – infinite spasms and myoclonic jerks.

Lacey’s father, Tommy Turner, and family, from Longridge, are now trying to raise money so that they can spend the quality time with Lacey that they desperately want, as they face an uncertain future.

After setting up a GoFundMe fundraising page, Lacey’s dad, brother and sister are arranging sponsored walks and other charity events to raise £15k  which will enable the family to take once in a lifetime trips, including to Disney World and Lapland.

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The money will also go towards making adaptations to the family’s garden to enable Lacey to go outside in summer.

Tommy said: “Me and my two other children did a sponsored walk from Longridge to Preston Hospital when Lacey was in hospital.

“Lacey is constantly in and out of hospital with her seizures and her chest as she is prone to infections.

“It really breaks our hearts as parents to have to go through this but we stay strong for Lacey and her brother and sister.

“We are trying to fund raise to give our daughter the best things in life and we’re looking at making special family memories with our ill daughter as we don’t get to do that a lot with all her needs.

“It would mean the world to us if people could donate as every little helps and Lacey’s dreams will come true.”

You can donate to the cause by visiting the online donation page.

Have you visited Royal Preston Hospital recently? What do you think about the fundraising campaign? Let us know in the comments below

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