Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mum's Plunge from the Air; 10,000ft Leap for RVI Good Cause

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Mum's Plunge from the Air; 10,000ft Leap for RVI Good Cause

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Byline: By LAURA CAROE

A YOUNG mum is preparing to take a leap of faith for charity.

Annisa Morton's life was turned upside down when her two children were born with medical defects.

Months after each were born and several operations later, they were allowed home.

Louis, two, was born with gastroscisis, a condition which means he was born with his bowels outside his body.

The 3lb 12oz baby was given a 50/50 chance of surviving.

But after nine months in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, he was finally allowed home to his parents.

His younger sister, Kerri, who is now one, was born with disfunctioning kidneys and has been in and out of hospital since she was born.

Annisa said: "I decided I wanted to raise money for the RVI after both my children spent a lot of time there.

"The doctors and nurses saved both of my children's lives and helped support us through some of the most terrifying times of our lives.

"I have always wanted to give something back to them. …

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