Mum glad to help
A MOTHER who lost her baby boy born at 25 weeks has taken on a role that helps other families in the same heartbreaking position.
Lottie King, a former PR account executive and now carer to her son Oska, has been appointed the chair of charity Neoangels.
Her and husband Simon’s sons Oska, and twin brother Leo, were cared for on North Tees Hospital’s Neonatal ward.
Oska spent more than four months on the unit after being born at 25 weeks.
Leo, who was born four days before Oska, lost his fight after several hours.
Two years on, Lottie has been brought in to support current ward-based trustees and Neonatal nurses, Zoe Mus- grave, Zoe Joyce and Jodie Jenkins. The move comes after founders of the charity, Kirsty and Shaun Lowther, resigned to focus on their family.
Neoangels offers a holistic approach to supporting parents on the Neonatal Unit at the University Hospital of North Tees and provides families with meal and petrol vouchers and parking passes along with providing medical supplies and equipment to the unit.
Lottie, from Yarm, said: “This is a voluntary position. The other ward trustees who are neonatal nurses asked me to come on board.
“They know what I did before, know the relationship I had with the ward, and know how grateful we are to them. They are absolutely fantastic.”
From left, Lottie King and son Oska with ward trustees Zoe Musgrave, Jodie Jenkins and Zoe Joyce