Aaron Chalmers' ex Talia Oatway shares sweet video of son as she thanks fans for support
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Talia Oatway has thanked the public for their support by sharing an adorable video of her son Oakley after opening up about his health.
Last week, the 31-year-old mum - who was in a relationship with Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers - told fans about the ‘toughest seven months’ of her life as her youngest child underwent surgery.
She introduced her son Oakley to the world and spoke about his Apert Syndrome diagnosis after the baby boy was born back in August of last year.
Oakley has needed a lot of medical attention due to a rare condition he was born with and he is set to undergo more treatment.
Apert syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by mutation on a specific gene and it predominantly affects the skull and face, as well as the hands and feet, and causes the bones in these particular areas to fuse prematurely in the womb.
While doctors don't know for certain the 'exact' cause of the condition, many experts do believe it may be 'the result of a mutation in a gene called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 or FGFR2,' according to the Boston Children's Hospital website.
After sharing details about Oakley's condition, Talia has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for the NHS ward where her son has been given treatment.
The GoFundMe page description reads: "Hi my name is Oakley bleu.
"I have been in and out of hospital since I have been born. I have had 5 operations and I’m only 7 months. The NHS have been amazing to me and I would love to raise money for the ward I’m currently living on.
"The funds raised will be used to benefit the patients and their families spending time on Ward making their time in hospital more comfortable.
"I hope you guys can help me raise enough for my mummy to help the ward."
Talia thanked the people who have donated so far in an Instagram post which was accompanied with a cute video of Oakley smiling.
She captioned the post: "Guys I just want to say a massive thank you for every single person who has donated or shared the go fund link! It means the world to me and the kids."
Fans rushed to the comments to share messages of support. One person replied: "Just a gorgeous yummy boy! Donated £5, sorry it couldn’t be more, but like you said if everyone even donated 50p - it all adds up."
"Cuteness overload," gushed another Instagram user.
A third penned: "He's such a happy boy."
Find out more information about Apert syndrome here.