We’d like to invite you to a charity coffee & cake afternoon to raise money for the charity TOFS.
Thursday 21st February 2019 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Pop in any time. All donations are gratefully received.
Bigthinkers are supporting the charity TOFS this year. It is a cause that is close to our hearts as it has affected Nathan, our Graphic Designer. Nathan’s son, Elliott, was diagnosed as a TOF baby the day he was born and had to have keyhole surgery to save his life.
Since birth, Elliott spent 14 weeks in QMC hospital and has had 7 operations. Now 6 months old, Elliott is home and close to making a full recovery.
Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF)
A fistula, from the Latin meaning ‘a pipe,’ is an abnormal connection running either between two tubes or between a tube and a surface. In tracheo-oesophageal fistula it runs between the trachea and the oesophagus. This connection may or may not have a central cavity; if it does, then food within the oesophagus may pass into the trachea (and on to the lungs) or alternatively, air in the trachea may cross into the oesophagus.