Libby Mae Sharratt was born on 26/04/2013 at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. Following her birth by C-Section she experienced difficulty with her breathing and was transferred directly to the Neo-Natal Unit, where she was placed on 100% Intensive Care. Over the next few days Libby had several tests and scans which revealed she had a heart condition, her medication and treatment were changed accordingly and her overall condition seemed to improve; she woke up, we were able to hold her, got to see her beautiful eyes and feel her grip our fingers.
On 02/05/2013 Libby was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit where she had further scans where they found that the vein from her heart to her left lung had not developed and advised that she would never be able to breathe for herself and that there was nothing they could do to save her. Libby passed away peacefully in our arms on 09/05/2013 (2 weeks old). Our hearts have been broken and our world torn apart at the loss of our beautiful daughter. Had the wonderful staff at Birmingham Women’s Hospital not reacted so quickly and cared for Libby the way they did then we do not believe we would have had the chance to spend a day with our little girl never mind the 2 precious weeks we did have.
Libby Mae’s Mile
Throughout October and November we will be asking people to literally ‘go the extra mile’ and find ways to complete a mile – whether it’s conventional sports like swimming, cycling, running or walking or more unusual ways like knitting or skating a mile! Enter your mile here
Why a mile?
We support 19 Neonatal units in the midlands. We’ve calculated the distance between all the units, starting and finishing at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, is approximatley 350 miles. We’d like people to find a way of completing a mile to reach our target of 350 miles!
To enter this fun challenge, simply fill out the pledge form below and let us know how you will complete your mile. You can either download a sponsorship form or use BT donate to collect sponsors.
We hope you’ll have fun with the exciting new fundraising challenge and we look forward to seeing photos of your miles!