Manton: Dad to sky-dive to help babies

A Manton family have launched a fundraising campaign to help premature and sick babies after their own son survived against the odds.

Bernadette Bradley was just 29 weeks pregnant with her second child when she went into premature labour and unexpectedly gave birth to Danny on 8th June 2000.

Despite the early arrival, Danny was expected to recover quickly but he caught an infection forcing him to stay in the special care baby unit for almost three months.

“It was a horrible time and it was touch and go whether he would survive,” said the now mum of three, of Hardwick Road East. “He needed help breathing but he was a little fighter and pulled through.”

It was a difficult time for the family as they made trips back and forth to Doncaster Hospital but after two years of suffering various illnesses, Danny is fighting fit.

“Now he’s better we thought it would be a good time to do some fundraising to help other special babies and their families,” added Bernadette. “My husband Marc is a dare-devil so he decided to do a sky-dive for Bliss who offer help and support to families of premature and sick babies.”

To support the Bradley family email bernadettekelly@hotmail.co.uk or look out for tins at Lilliput Nursery and other businesses in the town.

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