Fundraising page for Badsey girl, who suffered stroke, surpasses target - The Evesham Observer

Fundraising page for Badsey girl, who suffered stroke, surpasses target

Evesham Editorial 29th Jun, 2017   0

A FUND-RAISING page set to up to support the recovery of a nine-year-old Badsey school girl who suffered a stroke on a day out with her family has already passed its target.

In just five days more than £1,000 has so far been raised for Evie Wu, a pupil at Badsey First School, who collapsed on a family outing to West Midlands Safari Park last Monday.

After being rushed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital doctors discovered the nine-year-old had suffered from a stroke which has caused paralysis down the right side of her body.

Evie’s aunt, Diane, described the ‘harrowing’ ordeal in a blog post on a website set-up by the family to update friends and family members on Evie’s journey to recovery.

In the post, Diane explained how the family day out ended in such terrifying circumstances when Evie complained to her mum, Suzy, that her head hurt.

“I was trying desperately to piece together the snippets of information I had heard,” Diane wrote.

“Then I heard, ‘what does Kin-Chung think?’ Right, so it’s Suzy, your Mummy, on the phone.

“I began to pester Uncle Damian, asking what it was about until he passed the phone to me. It was your Mummy’s voice on the end, but she was upset, panicked in fact.

“You had collapsed and they didn’t know why. You were just about to go on a ride when you had run to your Mummy with your hand to your forehead, complaining your head hurt and you were crying. Your mummy knew something was wrong and took you to find Daddy. That’s when you collapsed.”

A friend of the family, Neil Double, whose daughter Eloise Ferris is best friends with Evie, launched a Just Giving page just five days ago to raise money for Evie’s recovery.

The kind-hearted man set an initial target of £1,000, but that has already been surpassed.

Writing on the Just Giving page, Mr Double said: “We pray that this money raised will not be required directly by Evie and if this is the case the money raised will go to a Stroke Charity for Children like Evie.

“I hope that people who know Evie and her family can donate and also those people that are touched by what has happened.

“Evie attended my daughter’s 9th birthday party last Saturday and was the life and sole of the party. To find out that within a couple of days of the party she would have suffered a stroke, life is sometimes so cruel, please dig deep for Evie and her family on the journey they have ahead of them.”

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