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We are a group of friends who all have a link to Leek Hockey Club. We are coming together to raise money for the Children’s Hospital. There are many different reasons people are getting involved to do their bit.
My main driving factor is to run in the memory of my son Rufus Mycock who was treated but sadly passed away at the hospital aged just 7 days. I have recently given birth to Rufus’ brother Fox who like his brother is a haemophilia sufferer. Fox is however lucky to have been diagnosed within just a few hours of birth and due to having the correct treatment is a thriving healthy boy. He will however need to undergo extensive treatment from the specialist team at Manchester. This could involve lots of visits with blood tests, injections, physio, procedures that can be unpleasant and stressful for little Fox.
The key to Fox leading a healthy and normal life is the cutting edge treatment provided. Vital research helps the most advanced of treatments which should let Fox lead the life of a healthy, lively boy. He is a very lucky little boy to have been given this chance by his big brother and the support of an amazing hospital.
The charity not only help provide essential research and equipment at the hospital to make it one of the best in the country but also provides a comforting and safe environment for children and their families cope during difficult times. I am reminded of this every time we visit the hospital and the amazing Ward 84 that cares for some very poorly children having some really painful and difficult treatment.
Also I’m really unfit at the moment and I’m planning on running in fancy dress so this will be a real challenge!!