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South Elmsall mum raises cash for life-saving baby unit

South Elmsall family fundraising for Doncaster Neonatal Unit after they gave their son life saving care.
Pictured: Cailey, Daniel and Joshua Wright.
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South Elmsall family fundraising for Doncaster Neonatal Unit after they gave their son life saving care. Pictured: Cailey, Daniel and Joshua Wright. h311a431

A devoted mum has raised cash for the neonatal unit that gave her baby son life-saving care.

Cailey Wright has raised £1380 for the unit where her son Joshua was bornfive weeks early and diagnosed with septicaemia.

Little Joshua, who was born in November, spent 15 days in the neonatal unit at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) battling the illness and neonatal jaundice.

The now healthy eight-month-old camehome from hospital just before Christmas.

MrsWright, 25, of Beach Street, South Elmsall, has raised the cash by organising a charity night and holding a bag-packing session at Asda.

The money will be used to help buy a new monitor for the unit.

Mrs Wright said: “It was extremely frightening to see my little boy like that. It was like it wasn’t real.

“We were very lucky because when he was born he already weighed six pounds but without the neonatal units life saving care the outcome might have been different.”

A spokesperson for Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals said: “We are extremely grateful that Cailey and her family have raised this money and kindly donated it to us so that we can purchase a new monitor for our neonatal unit here at DRI.

“These acts of generosity and effort by the public make the work of our staff even more rewarding and the monitor will be a valuable addition to the unit.”

 

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