A mum is raising money for the charity which helped her stay close to her baby son while he was fighting for his life in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Claire Rowe, aged 28, was devastated when her three-week-old son, Kayne, was admitted with a stomach condition which left him seriously dehydrated and unable to gain weight.
Claire lives 80 miles away in Stoke-on-Trent but thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust, she and eldest son Amir were able to be there for Kayne.
The pair stayed in Magnolia House while they waited for Kayne to have a lifesaving operation in the Neonatal Surgical Unit. Magnolia House has direct access to the ward, which meant Claire could be with Kayne throughout his recovery.
Claire said: “It was a very worrying and stressful time and for Kayne to be going through this at such a young age was heart-breaking. Not only that, it was affecting the rest of my family. My eldest son, Amir, was also taken ill due to the stress and The Sick Children’s Trust invited him to come and stay at Magnolia House too so we could be together as a family.
“To know that I was just minutes away from where Kayne was being treated was a huge relief. I couldn’t have physically been there for him if it wasn’t for the accommodation provided by The Sick Children’s Trust.”
Claire is holding a charity boxing match to raise funds for The Sick Chilren’s Trust.
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