The Harry Matthews Bowel Transplant Trust has been set up primarily to support children who are listed for small bowel transplantation and their families.
An inspirational team of medics provided outstanding care for our son but we have experienced first-hand the difficulties faced whilst caring for a child post- transplant.
If we can alleviate the financial burden caused by frequent follow-up admissions to specialist units, this can only have a positive and beneficial impact on the child’s recovery.
Any donation, however small, may enable a family member to visit their child in hospital or help towards food and living costs.
Parents can request support via a grant application following assessment by a family liaison officer or paediatric transplant co-ordinator.
This charity has been set up in memory of our son Harry, who passed away in April 2011. We hope the Trust will prove to be a fitting legacy, improving the lives of other bowel transplant recipients and their families.
The Matthews Family
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