Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers’ ex Talia documents sons battle with rare disease

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The mother of four has been using her social media platform to educate others on Apert Syndrome.

It has been made public that Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers’s third child has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disease.

Aaron’s former partner Talia Oatway, who he shares three children with, has documented their child’s Oakley’s battle, and thanked her followers for their support.

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After Oakley was born in August of last year, Aaron took to social media to explain that his child was struggling with health issues, but did not go into detail.

31-year-old Talia, who describes herself in her Instagram bio as a “medical mummy” has shared various video clips and images of Oakley, as well as lengthy captions explaining his diagnosis and his progress.

Talia has used her platform to discuss the various challenges she and her family have had to face, in the hopes of helping other parents who may be experiencing a similar situation.

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In a post from May 1, which showed Talia with her baby son in her arms, she explained that Oakley was born with a rare genetic syndrome called Apert Syndrome.

In the caption she explained the disease, writing: “Apert Syndrome causes the premature fusion of sutures in the skull, causing a different head shape. Syndactyly - fusion of the bones in the hands & feet). Cleft of the hard palate causing difficulties with feed and speech.

“Choanal stenosis (narrowing of the airway) causing breathing difficulties. Apert Syndrome often causes a global developmental and learning delay. (Oakley sleeps on a vent mask) and uses oxygen.”

She also described that she is “embracing our new normal” after “the toughest seven months”.

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Talia’s followers and celebrity friends have supported the family during the trying time, with supportive messages on Instagram, with the likes of Newcastle United WAG Charlotte Trippier sending consistent messages of support on Talia’s posts.

Talia Oatway and son, Oakley.Talia Oatway and son, Oakley.
Talia Oatway and son, Oakley. | Instagram / Talia Oatway

Talia has also set up a GoFundMe page in order to support the ward where Oakley stays. So far, she has managed to raise £9,505 towards a £10,000 target.

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