A Little Bit About Why

Jake was born with Congenial Diaphragmatic Hernia amongst other serious compilations. Within hours he became a patient of the Intensive Care Unit at Our Children's University Hospital Temple Street

Jake’s outlook was bleak. His care presented a massive challenge to the Temple Street staff and resources. Thankfully Jake, like many other children before him, had access to the latest lifesaving equipment, and that played a hugely important part in Jakes ultimate recovery.

However it may surprise you to know that most of the lifesaving equipment Jake depended on was donated through fundraising activities. Parents of patients and friends of Temple Street hospital, had raised funds to provide the ICU ward with everything from incubators to specialised ventilators, all of which Jake was completely dependant on. 

In our time at Temple Street hospital, we met some amazing people. We developed a new found appreciation for the work and level of dedication of both front line staff and those behind the scenes. As Jake's parents, there isn't a day goes by that we don't count our blessings. Jake is thriving today thanks to the team at Temple Street Hospital. So many people worked together to aid in Jake's recovery. There were surgeons, cardiologists, neurologists, paediatric consultants, clinician teams, the list goes on. As parents, few of us can emulate the knowledge and skills of those charged with our son's care. We can however support the fundraising effort. We can help ensure the latest equipment that may make a difference to a patient's care remains available. If it were not for those fundraising efforts that went before us, Jake's outcome may have been quite different. Cycle4Life is about emulating those fundraising efforts, and acknowledging...

"You don't have to be a doctor to save a life"

Temple Street hospital relies heavily on fundraising to ensure the best outcome for it patients. Cycle4Life is now part of Temple Street's Life Saving Team