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Brother and sister to get, set and go to say thanks to hospital
10:15am Thursday 17th May 2012 in News
Four-year-old Lucy Ross from Flixton will be taking part in this year’s Mini Great Manchester Run on Saturday (May 19), while her ten-year-old brother Cameron will take on the junior run.
They will be striding out to help raise money for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital which has been providing care and treatment for Lucy since she was about five-weeks-old.
Lucy was born with positional talipies meaning her feet were turned in and has undergone treatment to reposition and straighten her feet. The first treatment Lucy had was to put her feet in plaster which saw her plaster being replaced and her feet repositioned every week for three weeks. Then when Lucy was six-months-old she also started wearing special boots and a bar for 23 hours a day for 12 weeks and now continues to wear the boot and bar during the night.
Thanks to the treatment, Lucy can now walk and run like a normal four-year-old and she will be taking on the run for the very first time, while her brother, who has previously taken part in the mini and junior runs, will be competing in the junior run for the second time.
Dad Ian Ross commented: “Lucy and Cameron thought it would be a nice idea to run for Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity as a way of saying thank you for all the care and treatment that Lucy has received and to help other children that the hospital treats. They are really looking forward to taking part and we will be cheering them on all the way.”
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity raising money to ensure continued excellence in treatment, care and research at the hospital – improving the lives of thousands of children each year across the North West and beyond.
The support of the Charity means that the hospital can provide additional resources that make life easier for patients and their families who use the hospital.
The Charity has three main areas of work: • to support research projects to improve our understanding of children’s illnesses • to help to create an environment that’s more child-friendly • to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment.
To support Lucy and Cameron please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Rachel-Ross1 To find out more about Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity please call 0161 276 4522 or visit www.rmchcharity.org.uk