14 Apr 2014

Wear it pink for Libby Mae

Libby Mae 

A Midlands charity will be turning the local region various shades of pink this April in memory of Libby Mae Sharratt - a baby born at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

The pink fundraising by Libby Mae’s Little Angels, on the 25th (the closest Friday to Libby’s birthday) will raise money to help provide resources for neo-natal units across the Midlands.

Precious time

Born on the 26th of April 2013 by c-section, Libby Mae experienced difficulty with her breathing. She was transferred directly to the neo-natal unit where she was placed on intensive care.

In the days that followed tests revealed a heart condition. However, under medication and treatment her condition appeared to improve and she woke up. For parents Charlotte and Richard there was a glimmer of hope.

An angel taken too soon

Their joy was sadly short-lived. On the 2nd of May, Libby Mae was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care where further scans were undertaken. It was revealed that the vein from her heart to her left lung had not developed.

On the 9th of May, just two weeks old, Libby Mae passed away peacefully in her parents’ arms. Their hearts had been broken and their world torn apart at the loss of their beautiful daughter.

Resources for neonatal units

Libby Mae’s Little Angels was set up by Charlotte and Richard to support neonatal units across their local area. Funds raised are used to provide resources to units throughout the Midlands.

To celebrate what would have been Libby Mae’s first birthday, the charity is asking everyone to wear something pink and donate money.

Supporting our charity’s fundraising

Speaking about MyDonate Charlotte said: “We have been using MyDonate since starting our charity, it’s free and easy to use and has so far helped us raise more than £2,000.”

You can support the Wear it Pink day through the charity’s MyDonate event page

Find out more about Libby Mae’s Little Angels and how their fundraising is supporting neonatal units across the Midlands.

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