To celebrate our 25th anniversary our supporters will be sharing some special charity moments that they will always remember...
The Molloy family
1) 10 September 2008
This is me, Tim, and my wife Michelle on our wedding day, 90s chic! Back in 2008, after 10 years of marriage, we excitedly awaited the birth of our third little man. We’d already decided he would be called Matthew.
2) 14 September 2008
Four days after we left Northampton Hospital where our son was born, our world was turned upside down. Matthew stopped taking milk and we called an ambulance. Paramedics quickly appeared at our door, cutting through Matthew’s baby grow at speed. We were in utter shock.
3) 30 September 2008
Matthew was transferred by blue-light ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital where 12 doctors were waiting for him. Here he is post open-heart surgery and diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome. We’re told if we’d have waited an extra 30 minutes to call an ambulance it would have been fatal.
4) 1 November 2008
We barely left Matthew’s side post-operation but when we did, we were so glad we were able to take time out at Ronald McDonald House Oxford. We didn’t want to leave him but we knew we had to.
5) 19 November 2008
This photo was a special opportunity to have the whole family together in the ICU. The boys – Liam and Adam – had popped in after school to see their baby brother. Moments like this kept us strong.
6) 25 December 2008
Back at home for Christmas, feeling truly blessed that we’d got through it all.
7) 20 October 2012
I decided it was time I wanted to give back. I always kept an eye on the Oxford House Facebook page and when I saw a post advertising the Rome marathon I knew it was the challenge for me. As if that wasn’t enough, I did it again in 2014!
8) 12 May 2014
Matthew and I celebrating back on terra firma here in the UK! It wasn’t easy but I’ve raised more than £6,000 for the Oxford House by taking part in the Rome marathon over two years. It means so much to me to raise money for a charity that helped us so much.
9) 23 June 2014
Matthew, six years after his traumatic start and raring to go at the stables! DiGeorge syndrome will always be part of his life but he’s doing very well. He’s a boy with a great imagination who loves playing outside in the garden with our two cats Bolt and Jess.