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Lorraine Mackay

Isabelle Lara Mackay was the toughest, most beautiful little girl we knew. She fought so hard to stay with us but sadly in the end she was too tired to carry on the fight. She is now dancing with the angels in a pink frilly dress. Please tick gift aid.

raising money for Alder Hey Children's Charity because Alder Hey ICU fought hard to save Isabelle's life.

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Alder Hey Children's Charity

We fund life-saving equipment & research to help patients and families across the UK

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Our daughter Isabelle was born at home  on 20th August 2013 with a congenital heart defect. We knew nothing about her problem until she was 4 days old, when she fell ill. She was rushed to Alder Hey and spent 3 weeks on Ward K2 growing big enough for her first operation. She had a BT Shunt operation on 17th September, but had a cardiac arrest shortly after the operation. Several more cardiac arrests followed, but Isabelle fought to stay with us. She was very poorly, but gave us moments of joy when she was awake, looking into our eyes and holding our fingers with her tiny hands. We dared to hope that we might take her home, but she sadly developed a severe respiratory problem, meaning that she could no longer breathe for herself. She fell asleep in her mummy's arms for the last time on 5th November 2013.

We have nothing but respect and admiration for the amazing surgeons, doctors and nurses in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Alder Hey and we hope to raise as much money as we can to assist them to save other sick children.

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