Touching Lives - September 2015 | Action Medical Research

Touching Lives - September 2015

Welcome to our autumn/winter issue of Touching Lives. We hope you’ll enjoy reading all about our latest research to help sick babies and children, and the fundraising that makes this vital work possible. Your support plays such a crucial role, so please feel proud to share in our good news.

We have exciting updates to share from three research projects that are set to improve the way the most vulnerable new arrivals are cared for. You can read about the HeartLight sensor, a potentially life-saving piece of equipment to help babies who are struggling to breathe at birth. Also featured is Daisy, who took part in Action-funded trials of this device. 

Success stories are wonderful but there are always many more children who still need the help and hope that medical research can bring. The beautiful boy in our lead story is Alfie and, sadly, behind his lovely smile is a story of struggle and pain. He has severe cerebral palsy, affecting all his limbs, and requires round-the-clock care. 

As summer draws to a close, so does our main challenge events season. If you’re looking ahead to next year’s activities and need inspiration then read our running midwife, Michelle’s story.

Of course, you don’t have to break into a sweat to raise money for us, as our cream teas fundraiser shows. And another easy way to show your support is by ordering your Christmas cards from us. We have some stunning designs and every penny raised comes straight to Action!

Thank you, as ever, for reading.

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