A local family are completing 104 runs in 104 days in aid of the Neonatal Unit which cared for their baby daughter.
Elizabeth Miller and her husband Dave experienced the unimaginable in 2019 when their daughter Nora was born prematurely, at just 25 weeks. Nora spent her first 104 days of life on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Nora’s parents were amazed by the care and support provided on the unit and wanted to do something to say thank you to the NICU team and support families in similar situations.
Elizabeth Miller said: “During her time in hospital we were amazed at the incredible work the nurses, doctors and support staff do. It was such a hard time for us as a family but they did their absolute best to involve us all in her care and in helping all of us, her siblings and us as her parents try to make the best, as a family, of this difficult situation.
“This has been an especially difficult time for those with babies in NICU and those who work there. So, on our daughter’s first birthday, we set ourselves the challenge of running every day for the 104 days until the date she was discharged!
“We have run through storms, snow, in our garden whilst self-isolating, and with our children in tow! Halfway through we were joined by others, friends and family, who agreed to run or walk 104km.
“We wanted to do this to raise money as a way of saying a huge thank you for all the NICU team did for us and to help support the families in some small way at this exceptionally difficult time.”
The Millers have so far raised an incredible £3,350 for the Neonatal Unit. If you would like to support their challenge, you can visit their JustGiving page by clicking here.