Earlier this year Mark and I was blessed with another grandchild. Mark's youngest daughter, Jenny gave birth to her first child in February. Jenny and her partner Reece were over the moon about the arrival of their little girl Danielle. To say that Reece was a doting dad would be an understatement. He couldn't take his eyes off this amazing little miracle that was his daughter. And for a first time mum, Jenny amazed me with her quiet, confident way with her little girl. They were so completely happy! And then the unthinkable happened and baby Danielle became sick, She was rushed to hospital and after many tests and a move to a major Children's Hospital, Jenny and Reece heard the most dreadful news that their darling girl had an inoperable brain tumour. They were told that she would live for only one more day but she hung on for 9 more days.
As you can imagine it has been a difficult time for us all but none more so than for Jenny and Reece. They have surprised us by their strength. Danielle's strength has inspired Jenny to ensure that her very brief life will make a difference and so she has set up an appeal in Danielle's name.