Friends in £5,000 Isla fundraiser
FUNDRAISERS came together to support a hospital which saved a tot born with a damaged heart.
Isla Freeman was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex heart condition which stops oxygen being pumped around the body.
Her parents Abi, 28, and Jamie, 31, of Newton Street, Macclesfield, endured a roller coaster 15 months as Isla has had to undergo two bouts of major surgery to keep her alive.
The youngster is now on the mend after surgery at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and is playing happily with her brother Zac, three.
To thank the hospital and Ronald McDonald House, where the family stayed during Isla’s recovery, her parents and aunty Carly Phipps organised a charity exhibition and auction at The Snowgoose on Sunderland Street.
The two events raised almost £5,000.
Carly said: “The two events were fantastic, a great atmosphere, a mass of local support and people from all over England came to support family and contributors.
“We’ve had such amazing support through it all and are so pleased with our total to date. It’s beyond what we could have ever imagined.”
Abi said: “Our stay in Ronald McDonald House was a godsend. We wouldn’t have been able to cope without their support. Since then Isla’s recovery has been amazing. Her scar is healed and she bounds about like a normal little girl.”