Chloe Crump is my beautiful 4-year-old daughter from Tauranga. Little Chloe has struggled with respiratory issues since she was an infant, and has been diagnosed with brittle asthma (severe asthma), bronchiectasis and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Due to her health conditions, Chloe has had to endure many hospital admissions, countless tests, appointments and days off preschool.
It’s a journey full of highs and lows for our family. Most recently Chloe had surgery to put her PICC line in, a tube which is inserted into a vein in her arm to deliver antibiotics.
It was a traumatising experience for both of us, and during times like these it can feel like the world is crashing down around us.
Despite all this, Chloe is a happy, active and chatty girl. She is described by many good friends and family as a “trooper” – she just keeps going despite her condition.
To raise awareness of respiratory conditions, our family has embarked on a 100 day active challenge.
We’ve completed over 50 days of it so far, and have done activities such as swimming, yoga, rock hunting and Beachkidz (surf safety programme for preschoolers).
As a finale of our challenge, on 6 MayChloe will complete a super special challenge. She will be climbing to the top of Mount Maunganui, something that she has never done before.
We want to make a difference, so we are also completing the challenge to fundraise. Our fundraising aim isto bring a musical show about asthma to Chloe’s preschool - Ark Early Childhood Centre.
The show is called Sailor the Puffer Fish, and is part of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ’s education programme for preschools and schools.
Bringing the show to the centre means Chloe and herfriends can learn about asthma in a fun and entertaining way!
Sailor the Puffer will be in Tauranga at the end of May 2017, and we need your help to bring him to us!
Our goal is raise $300 to bring the Sailor and show presenter Chis Lam Sam to Ark Early Childhood Centre.
Please donate whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. Please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Rachel and Chloe Crump &family