Brave Ella gets set for char­ity chal­lenge

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

AN IN­SPI­RA­TIONAL lit­tle girl who has un­der­gone 40 op­er­a­tions is to cel­e­brate her 10th birth­day in style – by run­ning 10km for char­ity.

Over the next 12 months Ella Chad­wick, from Whitworth, will take part in ju­nior char­ity runs across the coun­try in aid of Manch­ester Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal, which has cared for her since she was a baby. Ella aims to com­plete the Glas­gow, Birm­ing­ham, Portsmouth, Bris­tol and Manch­ester ju­nior runs over the next 12 months.

Mum Karen Hughes, 36, said: “I sug­gested that she do 10k in mini runs as I know how much she en­joys it. She was over the moon with the idea and thought it would be ex­tra spe­cial to mark her 10th birth­day with a year of chal­lenges.”

The young­ster was born with con­gen­i­tal nephrotic syn­drome, a rare ill­ness which causes kid­ney fail­ure. She had both of her kid­neys re­moved and, up un­til a life-sav­ing op from her grandma in 2014, faced weekly hospi­tal trips for dial­y­sis.

Ella Chad­wick

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