mum's brave skydive for charity close to her heart
brave mother from Burnham-On-Sea is peparing to skydive from 13,000ft
to raise charity funds after her baby boy was born at just 23
Morris and her friends Julia Barker and Claudette Murley will
take part in the daring jump on Saturday June 4th in aid of The
Cots for Tots Appeal, which supports the neonatal intensive care
unit at Bristol's St Michael's Hospital.
and husband Richard stayed four times at the Cots for Tots House,
which provides free family accommodation for parents with babies
undergoing treatment when their son Mackenzie was born 16 weeks
early in September 2013, weighing just 1lb 7ozs.
spent the first six months of his life in the neonatal intensive
care unit receiving treatment after surgery.
says: "This is a charity very close to my heart as our son
was born extremely prematurely at 23 weeks gestation."
underwent six surgeries, two of which were life-saving and spent
his first six months in the unit."
is now two and a half years old and continues to have a few medical
issues but on the whole has a very bright future ahead of him."
lives life to the full. If it wasnt for the hospital and
the work done by Cots For Tots he would not be alive."
For Tots support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's
Hospital by fully funding a parent accommodation house, fully
funding the emergency stabilisation unit for transporting babies
between hospitals, plus fundraising for state-of-the-art, life-saving
couple have a Just
Giving page here with donations welcome.