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Little Milah and her parents say a special thank you

Little Milah Fisher returned to the Neonatal Unit that saved her life and thanked them with gifts bought from her parents’ fundraising.

From Press releases - 13 May 2019 12:00 AM

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Grateful parents Leanne and Mark Fisher took one-year-old Milah back to West Suffolk Hospital to present them with items they had bought with money raised at their workplace, UK Power Networks in Bury St Edmunds.

Milah was born three months premature in March last year weighing 3 pounds 3 ounces, and spent 94 days on the Neonatal Unit. The couple were told when she was born that she might not make it but she came through a number of critical moments and on June 20 last year, while still on oxygen, she was finally allowed home to Stanton. 

Leanne said: “The neonatal ward not only saved Milah’s life and gave her exceptional care, they also gave myself and my husband Mark amazing support and care throughout our journey.  We fundraised in honour of her first birthday as a thank you.”

A bake sale and raffle at electricity firm UK Power Networks, where the Fishers work, raised £450 and they were able to buy gifts that included sterilisers, white noise machines, sensory cot bumpers, 40 bibs, 20 comforters and lots of colouring books and crayons for siblings.

The hospital’s Neonatal Unit manager Karen Ranson said: “Thank you to everyone who helped raise the money for Leanne to buy so many items for the Neonatal Unit.  We rely on the generosity of donations from families and their friends to buy things considered to be non-essential, but these items help to make an often very emotional time a little easier for the parents and siblings.”