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I'm running the London Marathon in April 2019 to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit at Whipps Cross University Hospital (part of Barts Charity).
Having been diagnosed with preeclampsia in May this year (2017), our baby boy, Noel Gene Carr, was delivered three weeks early by emergency caesarean. After contracting sepsis, he then spent the first ten days of his life in the hospital's Special Care Baby Unit. The doctors and nurses there worked day and night to help him fight the life threatening condition. This all took place at the same time the NHS was hit with a cyber attack, meaning all computers were down and our notes were all being written up by hand. Whilst this created a lot of extra work, the care and attention our baby boy received never faltered.
Whilst being separated from our newborn son was incredibly traumatic, without the tireless work and support of the medical team we would not of been able to bring him home.
I started running again (slowly!) after doctors gave me the all clear 7 weeks after my caesarean. A few months later I found out I had secured a ballot place for the next marathon. I have decided to use this ballot place to give something back to the Special Care Baby Unit at Whipps Cross Hospital. The work the team do there is incredible, and without them parents such as myself and my husband wouldn't be lucky enough to have a healthy and beautiful baby boy.
This is my story. Every penny donated is appreciated more than you will ever know.
Love Lisa x