A family has fundraised relentlessly for the hospital that cared for their ‘twinkling star’.
Little Adisyn Clark lost her fight for life in July last year, aged just four months. The brave tot was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare condition which meant one side of her heart did not develop properly.
She had a complex operation at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital when she was just days old and was eventually allowed home. She seemed to be improving but her condition worsened and she slipped away on July 21.
Since the death of her only daughter, Kerry (28) and her family have had legs waxed and bag-packed at Asda in Cumbernauld where Kerry works as well as hosting Zumba nights.
With two more events planned for this month, the family hopes to smash the £10,000 mark for the Adisyn Clark Fund, set up to benefit Yorkhill Children’s Hospital.
Kerry, from Bonnybridge, said: “Fundraising has kept us going, it keeps me busy and takes my mind off things. Last week would have been Adisyn’s first birthday.”
The next event is a tattoo day in Cumbernauld on March 21.
Staff from the Ashes tattoo studio have donated their time and for £20 volunteers can have a small design tattooed with all proceeds going to Adisyn’s fund. Anyone interested should visit the shop beforehand to discuss designs or call them on 01236 898227.
Kerry added: “I can’t believe we’ve raised so much in just seven months - I’d like to thank everyone who has helped or donated. It means so much to me to keep Adisyn’s memory alive.”
The Bonnybridge family was disgusted when sick thieves stole a charity tin for the fund. They smashed a window at Techno in Falkirk High Street on February 16 and made off with stock and the money tin.
Kerry said: “It’s disgusting to steal money going to help sick kids, the whole family is horrified.”