Mum says a heartfelt thanks for her daughter’s life saving operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tracy and Ellie-May Ells.

Tracy and Ellie-May Ells. - Credit: Archant

GRATEFUL single mum Tracy Ells is about to say a heartfelt thank you to Great Ormond Street Hospital for saving the life of her baby daughter Ellie-May.

Tracy and Ellie-May Ells.

Tracy and Ellie-May Ells. - Credit: Archant

Tracy has called on the Little London pub in March to help her raise cash for the specialst children’s hospital, where Ellie-May had heart surgery on New Year’s Eve.

Ellie-May, now 13 months old, was born with Down’s Syndrome and a hole in her heart.

Mother of five Tracy, who lives in Peyton Avenue at March, said: “I knew Ellie-May was going to have problems, after my first scan,” said Tracy. “I was offered a termination, because they thought her heart could not be fixed, but I refused.

“I am so delighted I had her, she has changed my life a lot, and made me stronger. She is such a happy child.”

Ellie-May was in Great Ormond Street for a week after her operation, and the hospital has just declared her heart to be 100 per cent.

“I am so grateful to the hospital for saving her life,” said Tracy, whose other children are Katie, 21, Jake, 19, 16-year-old Stevie, and 12-year-old Amy.

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“She is always smiling, and in hospital she didn’t cry once, it was unbelievable.”

The Little London Inn in Wisbech Road is planning a three-legged race and charity fun day on Saturday September 7, with doors opening at 12noon and the race kicking off at 4.30pm. Activities will also include a bouncy castle, face paining, a baked bean bath, cake stall and live entertainment.

Race contestants will run from the pub, through the town centre to The Cock Inn in High Street, and then back to the Little London Inn.

Events co-ordinator at the Little London Inn, Amadin Ryan, said: “We are already very excited about our fund raising event, and we hope the community will really embrace this initiative.”

Anyone wishing to donate can do it through the JustGiving website

offers of help of contributions can be made to Amadin on 01354278683

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