Family rallies for girl in need of transplant

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Family and friends of a Mixenden girl in need of a lung transplant put their best foot forward for a children’s ward taking care of her.

Dad Martin Travers completed a 16 mile walk from the Duke of Wellington in Halifax to the Leeds General Infirmary to raise funds for unit who are helping to treat his four-year-old daughter Ellouise who has Cystic Fibrosis.

Along with Dwayne and Matthew White, and grandad Malcolm Priestley, they finished the challenge in just over five hours as they hit the road to the Clarendon Wing at LGI.

Mr Travers said: Ellouise requires oxygen all the time and is currently awaiting transplant assessment at Great Ormond Street Hospital where she may be put on the waiting list for a double lung transplant.

“We did the walk to give something back to the ward for all they have done for Ellouise. The money raised will go towards buying new physiotherapy equipment and toys for the ward.”

The youngster has been undergoing treatment between the two hospitals and grandad Malcolm said Ellouise is doing really well.

“The nurses at Great Ormond Street Hospital say is she is a fantastic patient. She even tells them all what they should be doing.

“We just want to say a massive thank you to all the sponsors.”

Funds will go towards The Leeds Hospital Charity which aims to make their children’s wards, theatres, parent and patient waiting rooms and day case areas child and family friendly.

Donations can still be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/Martin-Travers2/