Patient stories


Neil and Jess stayed at Cots for Tots House when their son Ayrton, who was born prematurely with Necrotizing Enterocolitis, needed life-saving bowel surgery. 

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Baby Fentan arrived at just 23 weeks old in October 2014, surprising parents Katie and Kevin. In December he was transferred to Cardiff hospital, and received successful laser eye surgery and surgery on his bowel. However in January 2015 he was taken to St. Michael’s Special Care Baby Unit for an emergency operation on his bowel.

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Baby Kenzie was born 16 weeks early in September 2013, weighing less than two pounds. At only ten days old he developed a life-threatening intestinal condition, and underwent surgery to remove part of his large intestine. 

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Give in memory

Our Star Tribute Funds are a meaningful and rewarding way to remember a loved one who has passed away, and to create an everlasting memory in their name. By setting up a Star Tribute Fund for the Cots for Tots Appeal, you can honour someone special while raising vital funds for sick and premature babies, who will greatly benefit from this lasting legacy. You can also make a single donation in memory of a loved one above.

Gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will to the Cots for Tots Appeal means so much. A gift in your will means we can continue our life saving work in at the Special Care Baby Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, and continue to provide free accommodation at Cots for Tots House.