Joseph Cawthorn’s Story


Joe Cawthorn - in SCBU Joe Cawthorn

Joseph was born three months prematurely. Seconds after he was born weighing just 2lbs, Joseph was rushed to the Special Care Baby Unit where he was put on a ventilator, diagnosed with lung disease and bleeding in the brain. We were terrified and shocked and just so worried about our little boy. We didn’t know whether he would be able to survive, arriving so soon.

The staff on the Unit gave Joseph all the help he needed and also supported us through those first few harrowing weeks. Even at three weeks, when Joseph went through an operation to close a duct in his heart, the staff were there for all of us.

Joseph is approaching his 4th birthday, which was a age we did not think we would reach had it not been for the help and dedication of the Staff on Ward 35

It has been a pleasure to help the Tiny Lives fund as it goes to show our appreciation of the hardworking and dedicated staff for saving Joseph and that you never know when you may find yourself in the same situation.