Children's centre staff to take on mountainous challenge for "inspirational" Kingswinford teen (From Stourbridge News)
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Children's centre staff to take on mountainous challenge for "inspirational" Kingswinford teen
STAFF at a Dudley children’s centre will stomp to the summit of Snowdon to help a “truly inspirational” Kingswinford teenager.
Elle-Mae Davidson was a typical 16-year-old girl who enjoyed dancing, cycling and walking her dog Buddy until her life changed forever in January this year.
She went to hospital complaining of violent headaches, which doctors discovered was AVM, a malformation of large blood vessels in her brain, which were bleeding.
She underwent emergency surgery but suffered a major haemorrhage during the operation and nearly died.
In the next few days she suffered brain swelling, a stroke and numerous heart attacks and the family said their goodbyes.
But the plucky teen survived and has spent months in Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital with her mother Leah Davidson constantly by her side.
Scans suggest Elle-Mae has significant brain damage and later this month she will go to a paediatric rehabilitation centre in Surrey where it is hoped she will make great improvements.
But when she returns, her home will need adaptations that the NHS cannot stretch to.
To help fund this, the team at Bromley-Pensnett Children’s Centre have decided to do a sponsored climb up Snowdon in Wales on Saturday September 21.
Child support worker Claire Billingham said staff wanted to help out as Mrs Davidson worked at the centre until Elle-Mae became ill.
She said: “A group of Elle's friends and family members calling themselves 'Team Elle-Mae' have been busy fundraising in various ways such as cake sales and walks for a few months now.
“Elle is truly inspirational and we wanted to do something that hadn't already been done and that would be a challenge. “As a team we came up with the idea of climbing Snowdon and are now busy trying to get fit.”
Anyone who wishes to sponsor the team should contact the centre by calling 01384 812325.
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