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Every year in the UK, 250,000 families experience the heartache of losing a baby. Thanks to support from Asda’s customers and colleagues Tommy’s research teams are closer than ever to developing tests and treatments that can prevent this suffering.

Meet some of Tommy’s mini ambassadors, who are here thanks to Tommy’s research:

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Posted in Tommy's on 12 November 2013
Tommy's - How Tommy's can help

Beth and Steve Morris raised £24,000 for Tommy’s. They share their inspirational story in the video below:

Posted in Tommy's - How Tommy's can help on 12 November 2013
Tommy's - How Tommy's can help

Sanjukta and Oisin

Sanjukta Chaudhuri was referred to the Preterm Surveillance Clinic at St Thomas’ seven years ago. After four miscarriages she was recruited to take part in the MAVRIC trial and received an abdominal stitch. She also had cervical length tests every other week and fetal fibronectin testing – the result of which showed she was no longer a high risk patient. Oisin was born in January 2013.

Sanjukta says: “I went from my lowest point to my happiest point in a decade and I can never repay what Tommy’s has done for me.”

Posted in Tommy's - How Tommy's can help on 12 November 2013
Tommy's - How Tommy's can help

After going through three very difficult pregnancies, twice miscarrying at 17 and a half weeks and once more at the 18-week mark, Lisa began to wonder if she’d ever have a child.

She shares her experience of her fourth pregnancy, and the support, care and funding that she received from Tommy’s and Dr. Andy Shennan, in the video below.

With the help of Tommy’s and the staff at St. Thomas, Lisa successfully carried her pregnancy to full-term, and gave birth to two healthy baby girls, twin daughters Holly and Ella. Lisa says, “Without him [Andy], and the funding from Tommy’s, I really do believe that I wouldn’t have these twins here today.”

“It’s not just the funding side – it’s the emotional. They gave us support, and we are truly grateful to them for all the help they’ve given us.”

Posted in Tommy's - How Tommy's can help on 04 February 2013
Tommy's - How Tommy's can help

Freddie was born at 28 weeks and two days – weighing just 730 grams (1lb 9ozs). His mum and dad had to travel to visit him everyday until finally, after 35 days and an exhausting 3,000 miles, he was transferred to Barnet Hospital just four miles away from home.

Another six weeks later, after a total of 82 days at hospital, Freddie was finally allowed to go home on oxygen support for his due date – his 0th birthday. Watch his story in the video above.

Posted in Tommy's - How Tommy's can help on 04 February 2013