Heartbroken Hertfordshire mum runs in memory of little Murry
A HEARTBROKEN mum, whose baby boy was born with his lungs upside-down and no collarbone or cartilage, has spoken movingly about his death ahead of a fundraising event for the charity that helped her family.
Stascia Warr, a volunteer for Keech Hospice Care during her second pregnancy never imagined she would have to use the services she had raised funds for.
Murry was born on June 27 and, after spending the majority of his short life in Lister and St Mary’s hospitals, Stascia and her family were given the option of moving him to Keech.
Stascia said: “Murry was taken off the ventilator after being transferred to Keech on September 20.
“As soon as we arrived at Keech we felt at home. Everyone was so warm and caring and made us feel comfortable from the very beginning.
“Our little boy unfortunately passed away at Keech after two hours of arriving, but we were so pleased we made it to the hospice.”
She continued: “We didn’t want our little boy to die in an impersonal hospital with people we didn’t know all around us.”
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She added: “Keech took casts of his feet and hands, made a memory box for us and even allowed us to plant daffodils at the hospice in memory of him.”
Stascia has signed up to a Santa fun run which takes place in Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage from 11am on Sunday as a thank you to the charity.
“Keech has continued to support us and help us with our grief. I want to give something back to the place that gave so much to us and to make sure future families receive the same treatment.”
Entry for the fancy dress run is �15 for adults and �5 for children. Go to www.keech.org.uk