Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
2 July 2022
Huge thanks to Alan Halliday and his team mates Gareth Rees, Garry Bowman, Andy Donald, James Phillips, Andy Hogg, James Turner, Jeff Biggs and Nathan Turner who will be taking part in the UK Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a circular trek which encompasses three major peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough in under 12 hours.
Theo, Alan’s 8 year old son Theo was affected by NAIT – born with a platelet count of 11k dropping to 9k on presumed diagnosis of NAIT (only a blood test from Alan and Kerry confirmed the diagnosis 2 weeks after birth). Blood transfusions, IVIG transfusions and ‘Washed’ platelet transfusions sent from Manchester all within the first 18 hours of his life.
A simple blood test from Alan and Kerry would have identified NAIT during pregnancy.
Theo today is a happy, healthy, whirlwind 8 year old! You’d never think he had such a traumatic start to life!