Girl who battled for her life is now running mini marathon to fundraise for hospital
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A girl who battled to stay alive on a life support machine will be running the London Mini Marathon to raise money for the hospital that cared for her.
Molly was 13 months old when she caught a serious infection and had to be taken care of at the St Mary’s intensive care unit in Paddington, London.
But after 10 days on a life support machine her condition improved. Her mum Fiona, of Brackendale Gardens, Upminster, said: “Molly was taken to the paediatric intensive care unit (ICU) and there were times we nearly lost her. Without these facilities and excellent care from the doctors and nurses Molly would not be here today.”
Ten years on Molly and her brother Oliver, who was also caught the infection, but was fought it off, will be running the mini marathon, a three-mile course for young athletes aged between 11 and 17. They are raising money for the Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care (COSMIC).
Fiona added: “Molly said she wants to give hope to those parents and children who may experience what she has gone through and show them that despite being so ill you can still go onto become a budding athlete.”
You can sponsor Molly and Oliver Bath at www.justgiving.com/mollyoliverteambath.