Mother tackles fear to raise money for charity which helps daughter

A mother who grew up in Garston is about to tackle her fear of heights by doing a 190ft abseil to raise money for the hospital and charity which helps her daughter.

Lauren Crimmins will embark on a 190ft abseil in Bristol with a massive fear of heights for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and CICRA charity (crohns diease and colitis in children). Her seven-year-old daughter, Chloe, has been under the care of these for more than two years as she suffers from inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease.

Lauren wrote: “She suffered from croup numerous times, received hospitalisation to help her breath, steroids and medication. This carried on and along with chest, throat and ear infections.

“In November 2012 after another throat infection, tonsillitis and three courses of antibiotics. She became very unwell covered in spots and with a temperature she was very lethargic, we took her to the hospital where she was taken from our arms and we were told she’s very sick, she had septicaemia.

“We honestly felt like our world was falling apart, thankfully Chloe recovered amazingly.”

Chloe was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease unclassified meaning it could not be categorised into Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

Lauren added: “She’s a determined little girl and we are so proud of her every day. We’ve been told that the doctors hope in Chloe’s lifetime there will be a cure. We will do what we can to support our daughter and these amazing charities in every way.”

Chloe’s dad, Tom, said that he and his wife would continue to fundraise for both charities.

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