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I’ll leap to raise cash for lifesaver medics
THE mum of a toddler who beat a rare kidney disease is hoping to raise money for the specialist doctors who saved his life.
Jenna Webber, 25, of High Street, Canvey , is full of praise for medics at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London, who helped her son Archie Crisp survive major surgery.
The 19-month-old was born with a condition called gross bilateral renal pelvic dilation, which meant his kidneys were larger than normal and did not function fully.
So far, Archie has had four major operations and has had a stent fitted to prevent further blockages.
His last major operation was at the end of last year when he was in surgery for three-and-half-hours. Archie’s kidneys soon began functioning better, and now he has been given the all-clear by surgeons at Great Ormond Street, although he will still need check-ups.
Jenna said: “This has been going on since I was 12-weeks pregnant and Southend Hospital told me what was wrong. It’s been two-and-a-half years of utter hell.
“To be honest, I felt like everyone had given up on me and my unborn son until Great Ormond Street got involved.
“They have been absolutely fantastic.
“I cannot believe how much he has come on, and it’s all thanks to the fantastic work of Mr Cherian’s urology team at Great Ormond Street.
“Archie’s right kidney, which was bad, is now stronger than his left.
“I definitely think without the staff at Great Ormond Street, Archie would not be here.”
Jenna is now planning a skydive, with members of her family and Archie’s father Terry Crisp, next month to raise money for sensory rooms and parent accommodation at the London hospital.
The family also has plans to host a charity ball next year.
To donate to their cause, visit justgiving.com/archiesmummy11
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