What a week!

We’re excited to share a fantatsic week of excitement for Mae and her family, who are now all officially Foxes! Matt and Amy tied the knot last Saturday, with family and friends very emotional to witness the sight of Mae walking down the aisle in her bridesmaid dress!

'Daddy, wit til you see Mummy!'

‘Daddy, wait until you see Mummy!’

We all enjoyed a fantastic celebration after the ceremony, with special guests The Seventy performing live music all evening. The Seventy were responsible for recording a charity single in aid of Hope4Mae last year, and it was wonderful to see Mae dance to their live rendition at the reception.

See the video! Hope 4 Mae – Ho Hey

seventy wedding

Sadly The Seventy are no longer going to be performing live, due to their other commitments, but you can catch them for one final gig at Halloweekend, Real Time Live, in Chesterfield on 31st October. Advance tickets are just £5 here.

On top of all that excitment Mae was nominated for The Doncaster Free Press Pride Awards …..AND WON an Inspirational Young Person Award!! We’re all so very proud of Mae’s achievements and thank you all for sharing the journey.

Mae's Inspirational Young Person Award

Mae’s Inspirational Young Person Award

As always, huge thanks for eveyone’s continued support and a reminder that we are still raising funds to maintain Mae’s rehabilitation and therapy, currently costing over £20,000 per year to maximise her movement and independence.

A year on!

At the end of January we celebrated the 1st anniversary of Mae’s surgery in the US. Can you believe that its been a year already?

Mae celebrates her 1st SDR Anniversary!

Mae celebrates her 1st SDR Anniversary!

We have kept in contact with the Doncaster Free Press who have been following Mae’s progress. This has been a great way for us to let local supporters know our news. The reporter was very keen to reflect that we are continuing to raise funds for Mae’s rehabilitation, and was kind enough to share details of the ongoing costs and demands of suppporting Mae’s progress. Many thanks to them for highlighting our progress in the Free Press this week. You can see the article, as well as a fabulous video of Mae during therapy, on the Doncaster Free Press website.

We will continue to keep the Hope4Mae fund going, to support Mae’s rehabilitation programme. In celebration of her surgery anniversary, we will be launching a VERY special raffle, very close to our hearts. All proceeds will go to Mae’s rehab care. We will be announcing the details very soon!

Thanks so much for your continued support. It means so very much x

30th January 2014

30th January GMT 21:10, From Mae’s Mum: ‘Mae hasn’t had the best day today. She has been quite drowsy and so her medication through her epidural has been switched. She has had a temperature and a fever. The nurse is going to swob her for the flu. Mae has been experiencing back spasms and she has been given Valium to help with this. It’s 15:10 PM here and she has finally had something to eat (Strawberries + grapes). We have had further problems getting Mae to drink something today. Again we have been using a syringe and she has liquids coming through her IV also. Whilst writing this status Mae has had 4 sips of apple juice :) Good Job!!’

‘Mae’s face is swollen due to being laid flat and she is all sweaty from her fever.’

But, you guessed it, Mae is STILL smiling! A-MAE-zing little girl! xxx

30th January sweaty Mae

Mae’s US trip has been mentioned in Doncaster Free Press again today, so many thanks for continuing to spotlight her progress for the local followers!

30/1/14 Doncaster Free Press

30/1/14 Doncaster Free Press