On a Personal Note

This website is Dedicated to the Memory of my late Nan, who with out her comment, and money left in her will, to me, then none of what we are doing would of happened. and this is why we take nothing from this idea every thing goes to bringing about change.

Message left read  …… You could change the world if you put you mind to it Stephen.

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Feel Free to right click and save image, to your device you use to look at this website from. Its a New Facebook Header.

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Please Note

 USA Words are spelt differently then UK  words, but still have the same meaning.

This website is in the UK.

(I have very bad Dyslexia as your see reading this site. I am a strong believer in trying, then making excuses as to why I cant)

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Free Awareness A4 Poster 

This is a Poster A4 size, I have left the black surround so you can see the poster on this page, click on the link in RED below for the PDF file which will allow you to print this off for FREE 

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 Look Poster A4 Size 21-2-17 (PDF File)

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You Tube video’s of the children Born Unable to Swallow

(Let me know if you have a video you would like to share on our you tube feed)

PLEASE NOTE before running this Video on the right side of you tube your find (Autoplay) make sure this is turned OFF

Watch and like, this video below, made for the awareness 2017 showing the Children living with this Condition born unable to swallow, made by a Mother of a child with Ea-Tef

With Children and an Adult born with Ea-Tef hear his Message, to you and your Children

OR for all year round Awareness, Which is why this site was built for, click and SAVE.

The website logo is green, (for united we stand across the world) but we where asked by a Mother in the USA if we could change the colour, which as you see below we have allowed. Right Click and save and use. 

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Click the Blue Writing to download this

High Rez USA United we stand

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First World Survey

An Idea is Born

This website is a platform to help reach out to many countries

With the backing of leading World Doctors we have brought you the First Ever World Survey.

Written in the USA

WE HAVE THE BACKING OF DOCTORS LIKE DOCTOR R JENNINGS

and Others around the World, as they REALIZE the IMPORTANCE of this Survey

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Click Here To the Page Holding The Survey Link

http://www.birth-defect.org/ea-tef-tof-oa-worlds-first-ever-survey/#survey-link

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The study is being conducted at UNC, and has been IRB-approved by UNC.  Dr. Evan Dellon is the PI.  No personal identifying information is collected.  Any patient with EA/TEF or caregiver of a patient with EA/TEF is eligible to participate in the study by clicking on the survey link.  The survey link can be shared without additional IRB or ethics agency approvals.

 TOF-OA, and, EA/TEF are two names for the same condition. TOF-OA as it is more commonly known as in the UK and EA/TEF in the USA.

It’s up to you to be involved,

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A Worldwide Survey to Assess

Characteristics and Long Term Outcomes in Patients with Esophageal Atresia (EA)

We have the Support of the world known,  DR R Jennings From Boston USA for this

 Thank you for your interest. This is an IRB approved study & will look at the characteristics and long-term outcomes of patients with EA. If you choose to participate, you will be asked some questions about your disease and treatment.

Do I have to complete the survey?

Participation is voluntary, meaning you can opt out, but we hope to use the information to help improve care for patients with EA.

Who can take the survey?

This survey is for patients of all ages with esophageal atresia AND parents/caregivers of patients with the condition too. If you are younger than 18 years, please fill this survey with a parent or guardian.

How long does the survey take?

This survey should take no more than 20 minutes. You can stop at any time and continue from where you left-off at a time more convenient for you.

Do I have to answer all the questions?

All questions are optional. If any question makes you uncomfortable or you don’t want to answer, you can skip it.

Is the information safe?

The information you provide is completely confidential. We will not share your information without your permission. You will not be contacted by any member of the research team.

How will my information be used?

The information you give us will be studied by our research team. It will be used to improve healthcare delivery to patients with esophageal atresia.

If you have any further questions regarding your rights as a research participant

please contact the University of North Carolina Institutional Review Board

email: irb_questions@unc.edu,

phone: 919-966-3113)

If you have any study related questions please contact the Research Team (phone: 919-966-2511).

 Thank you for helping us. We believe this project has excellent potential to improve healthcare for all sufferers of the condition.

Yours Sincerely,

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH

CEDAS

Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing

Click Here To the Page Holding The Survey Link

http://www.birth-defect.org/ea-tef-tof-oa-worlds-first-ever-survey/#survey-link

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This is why

This is a Personal note from me to you regarding an Adult living with Ea-Tef and who was invovled in bringing you this first ever world survey. Chris Paul had lived with this condition his hole life, the Doctors not really understanding fully, over the few year I had got to know Chris and his wife, we laughed, joked, and talked about being kinda ginnie pigs as we where growing up, Chris lived in USA me in UK. We talked about what if we could help make the world a better place for the young children following in our foot steps. Much resurch is done for babies, and young children, but not much is known about what happens in later life, where all your children are heading towards, where Chris and myself are now.

There where a few who have put dought on this survey, regarding where the data goes to, all daft because its run by leading Doctors in the USA, and who could see that this data was very much needed, this website was asked to help reach the many counties that we hit per month and in doing so helping to understand things that where not known. For those of you that put dought in the minds of others, you have to live with your actions.

sadly Chris Died in early Nov 2016 due to an operation that didnt work, because of th lack of needed data and understanding, and in the few months leading up to Chris dying, young babies, and young children have died to, I will very much miss Chris Paul from the USA, my Friend that understood why I do this website, for no reward, and why he wonted in to maybe just maybe change the life of one Family, who has a Child Born Unable to swallow.

R.I.P Chris Paul.

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 First ever world survey any questions please ask him and his team details above.

CLICK THIS LINK BELOW TO HELP CHANGE HISTORY

http://www.birth-defect.org/worlds-first-ever-survey/

No Personal data will be taken

The study is being conducted at UNC, and has been IRB-approved by UNC.  Dr. Evan Dellon is the PI. 

No personal identifying information is collected.  Any patient with EA/TEF or caregiver of a patient with EA/TEF is eligible to participate in the study by clicking on the survey link. 

The survey link can be shared without additional IRB or ethics agency approvals.

 TOF-OA and EA/TEF are two names for the same condition. TOF-OA as it is more commonly known as in the UK and EA/TEF in the USA.

CLICK TO ENLARGE you will be asked for your DATE of BIRTH, please note you will need to enter this in USA format. See below for an explanation.

UK = 21-10-16

USA = 10-21-16

* Survey Link Page *

http://www.birth-defect.org/worlds-first-ever-survey/

As an Adult with this there is a real concern that the Doctors are only looking at Children, yet all Children Grow into Adults.

They need this info to be able to understand and help

I was born in 1962 and only NOW are they thinking about the FUTURE… that in its self is very SCARY.

WE HAVE THE BACKING OF DOCTORS LIKE 

DOCTOR R JENNINGS USA

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Please  Right Click on these and SAVE IMAGE AS, use them to help others understand.

The Yellow wording above the TOF-OA reads.

What if the hardest thing to Swallow, was FOOD

The free PDF file for this Poster Idea is below in RED

PDF Simon Dog Tag Poster 2017

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this one

For more ideas on Posters etc go to the PDF page on the Website all FREE for you to use and in other Langues to.  

A4 Poster Free To Download

Download this for your Hospital or somewhere that might get noticed click on the PDF Below

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Pyjama Fairies

COVERS UK ONLY

I first saw this on a UK Morning TV Show, and Personal would like to show support for this UK Charity. So I got in touch.

Pyjama Fairies 2017

 

To Find out more about the Fantastic work this UK Charity does and how you can order your Child a Fun Set, as seen here click my link below where I have more space on the company’s that support page, which in turn is linked to our free phone app. Then Hopefully your also be able to support, the good work done by this UK Charity.

http://www.birth-defect.org/ea-tef-tof-oa-companys-that-support/#pyjama-fairies

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Este sitio web está dedicado a la memoria de mi difunto Nan, que con su comentario a cabo, y el dinero dejó en su testamento, para mí, entonces ninguno de lo que estamos haciendo sería de lo ocurrido. y es por eso tomamos nada de esta idea cada cosa va a producir el cambio.

Mensaje dejado leer …… Se podría cambiar el mundo si se pone Le importa a ella Esteban.

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Someone pic

So your wondering why I have put this Photo Here?

Click the link to see more

http://www.birth-defect.org/ea-tef-tof-oa-companys-that-support/#hand-picked-by-adele-herself

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We Did It 

We got this little boy to Boston, from South Africa. For those who are Close to the Family Know how we did it, and How Bev and Myself where involved.

THANK YOU ALL that sent money to help get Caylum to Boston USA

With the Help of Many People The Family are at the airport, with the Medical team

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And Now with Dr Jennings in Boston USA, proving that if you put your mind to something anything is possable.

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 So from us to all that helped get this Family to meet Dr Jennings THANK YOU. (Date Nov 2016)

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 Please click on your, Phone make above, to be able to get the FREE Phone APP

RE Phone App, As I up date this from time to time if you find your App wont load just re-start your phone, just needed up-dating your end.

Many Conditions found on this site have links between them

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DON’T let the world CHANGE your Smile, make your Smile CHANGE the world

~This website is run for Parents by Parents, from around the world, regarding Conditions found within this site. (We are not a Charity)  But your see from within our site we do support other Charities, big or small, because we feel that they do fabulous work. From putting a smile on a child’s face on a ward, or granting a child that special wish, or an ear to listen to you and understand what you are going though, all these Charities I have been in contact with first. Or they themselves have asked.


Website address used to get you here

www.birth-defect.org

www.steve-tofs.com

www.Tof-mum-Bev.com

www.ea-tef.com

www.tof-oa.com

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Find this above logo as a free to download on our PDF page, use as you like.

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on the 8th-01-2016 this was posted onto our group page, we have removed the Parents Name

Just want to say a huge thank you to Steve Wyles and crew my son was having trouble getting a work placement for his college course so I went to see a perspective employer and explained about his condition … Thanks to Steve and all the information on the website and within the app they accepted my son on the placement as after I gave them the links to both the realised that any information they needed was provided on the app and website so a huge thank you for all the time money and ideas you have achieved so far and for helping all of us help each other with our personal experiences …. Just shows all this hard work is paying off in more ways than one not only are us parents benefiting but we are also helping to spread awareness.

(So as you can read above this Website is helping others in many ways not just the Children on younger ages)

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Our Group has reached 59 counties.

Read the Support page From leading USA Doctors Supporting this Site.

Meet the Tof Mum that Runs this Group.

Group: Born unable to Swallow / Birth defect

The Group is run by Parents for Parents so advice given is from a Parent going though this now, the same as you are.

Bev Stark 

Who and what Bev knows is Staggering

www.Tof-mum-Bev.com 

Meet Bev and her Tof Son Bailey

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 FREE ITEMS to help……..    http://www.birth-defect.org/product/pdf-files/

Posters, FlyersBusiness Cards like below, etc

allows you to be able to print from your own home allowing

YOU to help US drive HOME the AWARENESS

This Site is reaching far and wide, and bringing the info found here to many families, and being shared by World Hospital’s and Doctor’s, as this Site is, we are told very unique, as one Leading UK Doctor emailed us.

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We are getting Doctor’s from all over the world supporting this website, by sharing with the Parent’s they are coming into contact with, meaning they support the efforts being put into this website, the site was built for raising awareness, and empowering families with trusted resources.

http://www.birth-defect.org/letters-of-support/

Look at this Page

http://www.birth-defect.org/ea-tef/


What We Are All About

What I have learnt in doing this Website, is there are some real honest and hard working people out there, and saw what I wonted to do and said, can we help to. Though our group we have linked up families rite across the world, linking them up with Parents who live close but never knew it. Our group works really well, no-one looks down on anyone, as we are all linked in some way to each other.

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Our Free Phone app now has a link to a Mum in the USA who has a TEF SON, who is running a blog on food

So if you have a phone, all this is at your finger tips via our phone app you can also read live Family Blogs from the app.

learn how to deal with a child choking,

Give the School your Child goes to the Free app to allow them to learn more.

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When I started this all off I thought it would be great to at least change one parents life……

We have gone way passed that now, linking 100’s of Family’s together across the world, if your reading this thinking you’d like to join in your be welcomed with open arms. its all about TEAM WORK and if your joined our GROUP your also see the Support the group can give you from others going though the same as you.

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We would like to say THANK YOU to the firm that built this site.

http://www.madisonsolutions.co.uk/

Today 26th Sept 2016 we have paid up front for website to run on Google for next 3 years.

The above Firm have allowed us one year FREE again as they feel we helping others and we make nothing from this site.


Born unable to swallow gave me a fighting spirit to enjoy life, I have gone from 60 ton, up to 22 meter yachts to repairing jewelry,

meaning that if you put your mind to something, then anything is possible.

I have bad Dyslexia as your see reading this site, I am a strong believer in trying, then making excuses as to why I cant.

Never give in when someone puts a wall in your way, look, think, and find away around it, because reaching your goal might as the cartoon shows be a few feet, or weeks, away. If you don’t keep going your never know if just one day your make it work.

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tofs = Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Stricture

www.steve-tofs.com

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A New Paper back Book page, for

Tef and Tof

plus Adult Tef with V.A.T.E.R

 Charge + Vacterl

3 books

http://www.birth-defect.org/tef-and-tof-paper-books/

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Some of the info found on this website has been sent to us by Leading USA Doctors, and Research Hospitals.

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On a Personal Note

This website is Dedicated to the Memory of my late Nan, who with out her comment, and money left in her will, to me, then none of what we are doing would of happened. and this is why we take nothing from this idea every thing goes to bringing about change.

Message left read  …… You could change the world if you put you mind to it Stephen.

My Nan would of loved this video clip, it shows a few become a Group working together, and for me this is one reason I love doing this website and being part of a bigger group we run, because over time, its starting to take shape, I love the song lyrics, its something My Nan would of said, everything you wont is a dream away…. I do feel my Heart Beating when thinking on idea’s to spread the awareness, plus being a Jeweller the song lyrics using the word diamonds, means something to me to.

Plus at the Brits Music Awards the lead singer made a very good point, lets think of those in the refugee camps, as we could be them, and they could be us.

I am glad my dance moves from my 20’s have been used in the making of this video…. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtXby3twMmI?rel=0

Love you always Nan x

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.—Margaret Mead, author of quote.

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We are not here to cause any upset to other's, only to RAISE AWARENESS for OUR Children's, Rare Condition's. With the Help of World Doctors.
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Building a Site where Parents can understand the way Doctors talk using photo's, video, info sent by Doctors. Not used to make money, just to help Support the Parents understand.
Bringing the info together to build this unique site, has been a god send to families one Consultant emailed us.
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