Couple raise funds in memory of their little boy

Kim. Dave and Otis

Kim. Dave and Otis

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A Sheffield couple’s family and friends has raised £4,750 for the charity that helped them when they lost their son.

Dave and Kim Mooney’s world was turned upside down last summer following a heart-breaking stillbirth at 36-and-a-half weeks.

The couple, of Charnock, who have just had a healthy baby boy, Otis, are now raising awareness of stillbirth and the outstanding care they received at the Jessop Wing during the most difficult period of their lives.

“We’d had a completely healthy pregnancy with no complications,” said Kim.

“One day I noticed the baby moved less and became concerned. I called the Jessop Wing and was asked to go in straight away to be checked. During a scan, we were told that Oscar’s heart had stopped beating. It was a complete shock. We were utterly heart-broken that we would never be able to take our son home.

“Oscar was born naturally weighing 6lbs 6oz and it was hard to believe he was such a healthy size.

“Losing a baby is something we never expected to happen, but from the moment we were told that Oscar’s heart had stopped, the team at the Jessop Wing helped us every step of the way. They talked us through what to expect and supported us with many decisions about the birth, spending time with Oscar, whether we wanted a post-mortem and a funeral. We had to make decisions very quickly and it was so important to make the right ones. They paid for his funeral and took care of all the arrangements.

“Fundraising is a way for us to keep his spirit alive. We felt a really positive way to celebrate Oscar was to raise funds and awareness for years to come in memory of him.”

Text JESSOPS1 to 70660 to donate £3.

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