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Parents take leap to say thank you for daughter's surgery
4:30pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
PARENTS who run a garage in Bromsgrove are taking part in a charity skydive to raise money for the hospital that saved their daughter’s life.
Richard and Liza Squires are raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, after their daughter Alice received life-saving heart surgery there just after she was born.
Mr Squires said: “We had Alice in February, and everything was fine, and then five days later everything wasn’t alright. It turned out her arteries were on her heart the wrong way round, and as her heart sealed she was slowly dying.
“She ended up going over to the Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital for life saving surgery on her heart.
“You’ve never known stress like it. We’ve had a rough old trot but the hospital was so good, and they looked after us so well, not just her but us, explaining what was going on and everything.”
The couple both signed up for the skydive next Saturday, hoping to raise money for the hospital, and they’ve already managed to raise £2,000 between them.
Mr Squires added: “They’ve given us her life at the end of the day, and she’s lovely. You wouldn’t know anything was ever wrong. They feel she should lead a full and normal life, and they’ve told us not to worry.”