Our beautiful, vivacious, sensitive daughter, Eira Ann Pomeroy contracted pneumococcal meningitis unbeknown to us. We assumed that she was coming down with a sickness bug. By Sunday the 17th of February, however, we realised her condition was serious and she was put on a ventilator shortly after arriving in A & E. She celebrated her 2nd birthday on the Tuesday in ITU. By Thursday she was no longer septic, was responding to pan and even making efforts to breathe on her own. However, by the early hours of Friday morning another CT scan revealed that the damage to her brain was so profuse that she could not survive. On Friday 22nd of February on a beautiful day much like the day she was born, the ventilator was taken away and Eira died in my arms. Her little sister, Glesni, was only four months old and won't remember her, but we will make sure she never forgets. She was the kind of person everyone will remember.

Updates 3

A big thanks to everyone who ran the 2013 Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of Eira.

27/01/14 10:22

A big thanks to Huw Griffiths for running Birmingham and Cardiff Half Marathon to raise in memory of Eira this year.

16/12/13 09:58

A big thanks to Lewis, Marc, Huw, Geraint and Rhys for running the Cardiff Half Marathon for Eira this month!

30/10/13 12:13

Raising money for

Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation

Charity Registration No. England 1091105,SC037586, Ireland CHY 12030

Meningitis is deadly; killing and seriously disabling in hours. Small children and young adults are high risk, but all ages can be affected. Globally 1,000 people die daily. We fundraise to invest in research, campaign for vaccines, provide symptom information and support those already affected.

Raising money for

Run by Meningitis Research Foundation

Charity Registration No. England 1091105,SC037586, Ireland CHY 12030

Donations 5

Congratulations on the marathon to Morgan, Eifion and all the boys

Donation by Jane Burms on 06/10/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

For beautiful Eira, and for the amazing achievements of all those who loved her xxx

Donation by Tom and Elly on 06/10/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well done on the marathon! I'm very sorry about your loss. X

Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In memory of your beautiful little girl xx

Donation by Teresa Cooke on 08/07/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Brangwyn Edwards on 25/04/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£95.00
  • Offline donations£4,492.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£4,587.00
  • Gift Aid£23.75

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