24th May 2018
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Family raising funds after Calum gets life-saving surgery

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A Lerwick family has raised valuable funds for the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation after their baby son and brother was diagnosed with a complex heart condition.

Calum Brandie was diagnosed with Critical Pulmonary Stenosis when he was five months old. He was transferred to Yorkhill Child­ren’s Hospital in Glasgow where he underwent five hours of emergency life-saving cardiac surgery.

A year later, thanks to the expert care of the specialist doctors and nurses Calum is now doing well, but will be dependent on the hospital for further treatment in the future.

This week Calum’s family, including mother Margaret, sister Caitlin, aged seven, and uncle Robert presented a cheque for £303.94 to the Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. The money was collected in donation boxes.

Calum and his family intend to carry on supporting the charity and to raise funds to help improve the lives of other sick children in Scotland.

Together with another family whose child has been treated at Yorkhill, they have organised a sponsored family 10k walk/run/jog fund-raising event, with fun for the children, at Clickimin on Saturday 8th June.

If anyone would like to help raise funds and join in the fun they can contact Margaret Brandie on 07747 032362 or email brandie79@btinternet.com. Further details will be advertised soon.

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