‘When I woke up on Christmas morning in hospital, I found a stocking next to Jessica’s cot with a few small gifts from Father Christmas. Jessica gave us the best gift that morning – her first smile since surgery.’ Mum Louise.
Read more about Jessica’s story https://www.action.org.uk/xmashearts/jessicas-story
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Today is World Prematurity Day and here are two tiny but very precious reasons for showing support: meet Iris and Tom, born too soon after mum Maria developed life-threatening pre-eclampsia. Six years on, although still haunted by the trauma of their emergency and very early birth, Maria is warmly supportive of our work funding research into prematurity.
Pre-eclampsia affects up to eight per cent of pregnant women worldwide and it’s a leading cause of death and illness in mothers and babies. As a charity, we’re committed to funding research to help babies like Emily, born at just 34 weeks after her mum developed this serious condition. Thankfully this little girl is doing well but research into pre-eclampsia is vitally needed and that’s why we’re launching Emily’s Appeal.
You can find out more here: www.action.org.uk/Emily