Bid to help par­ents of ill baby

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE com­mu­nity is ral­ly­ing to re­unite a fam­ily at the bed­side of their baby boy who faces open heart surgery.

An on­line fundrais­ing ap­peal is un­der­way to help the Bellerby fam­ily whose baby Sam was born with a se­ri­ous heart con­di­tion.

One-month-old Sam was born with a valve miss­ing from his heart and is at Alder Hey hospi­tal in Liver­pool wait­ing for open heart surgery in Lon­don.

His mum Lisa has not left his bed­side and is stay­ing at Ron­ald McDon­ald House near the hospi­tal. But it’s been heart­break­ing for dad Steve who has had to return to work as a win­dow fit­ter in Mac­cles­field to keep money com­ing in for the fam­ily, who also have sons Al­fie and Luis.

Fam­ily friend Lisa Flynn launched the crowd­fund­ing ap­peal to help Steve take time off to be with his son.

Sam’s mum Lisa, who lives off Somer­ton Road on the We­ston es­tate, said: “I only know Lisa through our chil­dren’s school. She’s a lovely per­son who helps ev­ery­body and we are so grate­ful.”

The ap­peal is nearly at £2,000. Co-op shops on Ivy Road and Thorn­ton Square have do­na­tion buck­ets. Go to just­giv­ing. com/crowd­fund­ing/Samb to do­nate.

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