we wanted the best for Emily

Emily's story

"Those essential extras, funded by ECHC, made our hospital stay less scary and provided fun rather than fear! "

Fiona Harvey, Emily's mum

"Emily was born with one leg shorter than the other. It was such a small difference when she was born that I didn’t notice until she was around six weeks old"

"Luckily for us, there is treatment for this condition, and we moved back to Edinburgh from London because of the outstanding reputation of the consultants here – we wanted the best for Emily.  But the road to recovery continues to be hard.

Emily had her first lengthening operation at the age of five. This involved breaking her leg in two places and having a lizarov frame fitted to her lower leg and an external fixator device to her femur. This was a big operation and the recovery, rehabilitation and physio lasted nearly two years. Since then she has had a further five operations and still has more to come".


"We’re keen to do everything we can to support this fantastic charity".

Emily's family wants to give something back

 

"Those essential extras, funded by SKFF, made our hospital stay less scary and provided fun rather than fear– so much fun that I often have a job on my hands trying to get Emily home when she is better!   For us parents too – someone to talk to, somewhere to go and have a cry in private when things are tough – it’s all invaluable.  

We’ve a long road ahead, but I know Emily will face each new operation positively. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation has been key in this and we’re keen to do everything we can to support this fantastic charity".


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