Super-mum Chloe is lacing up her hiking boots to raise money for the the hospital that saved her little hero, George.
In 2018, one year old George endured eight hours of surgery to 'fix' his skull. He had been diagnosed with Right Unicoronal Craniosynostosis and had a full skull restructure at King’s College Hospital.
The skull is made up of several ‘plates’ of bone which, when we are born, are not tightly joined together. The seams where the plates join are called ‘sutures’. As we grow older, the sutures gradually fuse together, usually after all head growth has finished. When a child has craniosynostosis, the sutures fuse before birth.
George's surgery was a preventative measure to give his brain the right amount of room to grow, without causing any issues developmentally.
"Surgery was successful, but seeing my darling boy so vulnerable and in pain was so much harder than I could ever have imagined", said Chloe.
Now that George is fully recoverd with his journey at King's safely behind him, Chloe has decided to embark on a journey of her own.
On August 15th 2020, she will be clocking up some major Kilometres for King's as the tackles five of the Lake District’s most challenging peaks: Rossett Pike, Allen Crags, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag and Great End.
‘If it wasn’t for the amazing doctors and nurses on both the Thomas Cook Children’s Critical Care Centre and The Lion Ward, I don’t know how we’d have even managed to get through George’s hospital stay.’
"It only feels right now to pay something back to them, which is why I’ve decided to embark on this challenge."
You can read more about George’s story on Chloe's blog, here.