Miracle boy Harrison re-opens Dinnington’s Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice shop

Bluebell Wood's new Dinnington shop was officially opened by guest of honour, Harrison Elmer. (Front row, left to right: James Bower; Sally Baker; Hallie Elmer; Samantha Elmer; Harrison Elmer; Adam Elmer; Joanne Ward).
Bluebell Wood's new Dinnington shop was officially opened by guest of honour, Harrison Elmer. (Front row, left to right: James Bower; Sally Baker; Hallie Elmer; Samantha Elmer; Harrison Elmer; Adam Elmer; Joanne Ward).

A North Anston boy who recovered from meningitis against all the odds has been guest of honour at the re-opening of the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice shop in Dinnington.

Harrison Elmer, now three, came to Bluebell Wood for end of life care when he was just three weeks old but to everyone’s amazement, made a miraculous recovery.

His family has raised more than £8,000 for Bluebell Wood since then.

Mum, Samantha, dad, Adam, and nanny, Sally, helped Harrison to cut the ribbon at the re-opening of the shop in Laughton Road.

At just three-weeks-old, Harrison contracted meningitis and was rushed into hospital. His life hung in the balance and after a very worrying few days, Samantha and Adam were told by doctors that nothing more could be done for him.

They decided to move to Bluebell Wood, to spend their final, precious days with Harrison, surrounded by all of their family and friends.

Samantha said: “But then the most amazing thing happened. The nurse removed Harrison’s ventilator and he continued breathing. I can’t describe how incredible that moment was.”