When my (step) daughter Ellen had her first baby William two years ago (boy does that make me feel old!) there were complications. William was deprived of oxygen at birth and spent the first month of his little life in intensive care. He had what was at the time a very new treatment called ‘baby cooling’ – his body was cooled to prevent any further damage. Two years on William is a lively little boy with no long term damage either mentally or physically. The research for baby cooling was carried out by Sparks, a charity that has spent £19.5 million since 1991 on paediatric research. Ellen’s husband David, and his brother Martin are running the London Marathon this weekend to raise money for Sparks.
You can find out more about Sparks and William’s treatment here . If you’d like to donate David and Ellen would be so pleased, but really this post is just to say GOOD LUCK to David and Martin, we know you can do it!
Phew, two posts in one day, don’t worry that won’t happen very often!