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Our niece Sophie Marie Arthur was born 10th February 2014 at 29 weeks (11 weeks early) right from the start Sophie was a fighter and amazed us all with her quick progress and weight gain. Her wonderful parents were delighted if not shocked to be greeted by their daughter so soon. Being born so early into this world presented risks and unfortunately Sophie needed specialist medical care. Whilst under this care she subsequently required three surgical operations.
My husband and I can only speak from an aunt and uncles point of view in which during this difficult time we wanted to be able to help and support Sophie and her parents so much more then we were able to. We made a promise that as Sophie got better, to give back to the ward and hospital that looked after Sophie where she spent a substantial part of her first year! We strongly feel the reason she is here with us is due to her parents care and the medical care she received at the G4 children's ward.
Having recently just celebrated Sophie's first birthday we have committed ourselves to the great south run! We didn't want to just raise money the easy way we wanted to be taken seriously, meaning us both having to under go crutial training and a life style change. Neither of us are strong enough to run 10miles just yet but we will train hard knowing that no matter how hard it is, it won't be as difficult as the battle Sophie has already overcome.
Sophie is now a picture of health and amazes us everyday with her growth and progression and we couldn't be happier then to do this for her, G4 children's surgical ward and her parents.