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On the 19th October 2011 my son Joseph was born. From being the happy day it should have been, the mood quickly turned to one of worry. He was rushed to Grimsby ICU and then to Sheffield Children's Hospital. For two weeks the team of surgeons and nurses took brilliant care of Joseph, performing life saving surgery. Seven years later and we are still regulars at the hospital and will be for many years to come.
Sheffield Children Hospital (SCH) provides a vital life saving service across a vast area of Lincolnshire Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, touching the lives of countless families. their expertise and support are second to none.
Today they are overcrowded and over stretched. They desperately need to expand to meet the ever growing demands of their community. The Government does contribute, but the gap in funding is huge.
After a couple of traumatic visits to the operating theatre, with us trying to persuade Jospeh to be brave, it occurred to me perhaps I need
to be braver too. A good time to think about facing my fears as Joseph has to do constantly. So exercise and heights (both big fears of mine) here we come!! Kilimanjaro we will conquer you. "We" being the rest of the team climbing for all their own personal reasons and myself. I’m sure this encounter will bring many new friendships as well as raise some good money for the hospital. !
Every donation large or small will make a difference to SCH's young patients who depends on our hospitals excellent care. This hospital s a nationally significant centre of excellence, seeing about 269,000 patients a year (1 every two minutes).
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