Faye was born at full term after a healthy pregnancy. Faye was born weighing only 4lb and was tiny, she was diagnosed with hypoglycaemia and was placed in an incubator in intensive care.
Faye was a very happy baby but struggled with feeding and gaining weight.
She developed typically for the first 2 years of her life but just before her second birthday she began to experience seizures which quickly spiralled out of control causing devastating brain damage.
Faye was experiencing up to 300 seizures a day, she was unable to walk unaided, her vision was damaged and she was constantly exhausted.
At 5 years old Faye had major brain surgery in a bid to gain some control over the seizures, the surgery went well and Faye recovered quickly and returned to school but unfortunately the seizures soon returned and were now at an all time high.
When Faye turned 7 she had a vagal nerve stimulator fitted, this was a huge success and managed to relieve Faye of around half of her daily seizures.
Faye is now 12 and enjoying her first year in secondary school. She attends a special needs school that caters for all her needs. She is able to walk and does not stop talking! She loves Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Mickey Mouse, Clarabel cow and all the rest of the characters. She loves swimming, pop music especially Madonna and Ed Sheeran, going to soft play, disco lights, trampoline parks, bus rides, milkshakes, the farm, Costa Coffee and her hot tub!
Faye has a visual impairment caused by her brain damage and also behavioural challenges and mobility issue, needing a wheelchair. She’s a very happy little girl and is becoming more and more social and talkative.
We are all so proud of the little girl we have and how much she has been through, she makes us all so proud every single day.