Alder Hey Children’s Charity – Daniel’s Story

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Every year Alder Hey Children’s Hospital cares for over 275,00 patients and their families. I have been asked to write a sponsored post about the work Alder Hey Children’s Hospital do and to share Daniel’s story. Daniel is so inspiring and you may even recognise him from Matalan’s 2018 pyjamas campaign which was fronted by Daniel alongside Scarlett Moffatt, from Gogglebox.


Daniel’s Story

Daniel Bell from Ormskirk was like any other toddler. For the first few years of his life, he was happy, full of energy etc, but doctors soon discovered Daniel had a brain tumour the size of a fist. Daniel’s mum, Rosalind and dad Colin, had noticed a change in Daniel’s behaviour, when he was aged three. He wasn’t the same happy go lucky toddler he used to be. Daniel’s mum, Rosalind said “His personality literally changed. He was grumpy had lots of tantrums, was sick and went back to sleeping in the day too, which was the total opposite of what he was previously.”

Thankfully Rosalind recognised some of the symptoms of a brain tumour. Daniel was taken to Ormskirk A&E who quickly realised the severity of the situation and he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. “It was like the bottom had fallen out of my world, our lives changed in a split second. We were told he needed to go to Alder Hey right away and we were blue-lighted to Liverpool,” says Rosalind.

Once at Alder Hey, Daniel was taken straight to theatre where the Neurosurgeon drained fluid on his brain during a 3 hour life-saving operation and the next day Daniel’s tumour was removed during a 9 hour operation. The operation was a success, helped by the use of a pioneering scanner which allows surgeons to scan the brain in theatre. Alder Hey is the first hospital in Europe to have this kit, which was paid for by Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

Daniel got the all clear and is now a healthy and very active little boy, but he is also a budding actor. Daniel loves to raise money for Alder Hey Children’s Charity. As a result of his fundraising, Daniel was named a Fundraising Ambassador for Alder Hey Children’s Charity and his family are, of course, incredibly proud. All of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity ambassadors help to raise money for the charity so that it can continue to provide vital funds to provide life-saving medical equipment and facilities that make a real difference to families every day.


Run with Alder Hey Children’s Charity

To be able to continue to provide innovative solutions and provide vital funds for Alder Hey, the charity relies on the support and kindness of the public. There are many fun and exciting ways for people to help and support Alder Hey Children’s Charity such as hosting a bake sale, a charity car wash or signing up to run a charity race.

Alder Hey Children’s Charity recently launched a brand new running hub to motivate people to run for charity. With delicious recipe ideas, running tips and 5k, 10K, half marathon and marathon training guides, if you’d like to challenge yourself to run a 5K, 10K or even a marathon – take a look at the Alder Hey Running Hub for yourself.

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