Inspirational youngster goes for gold at British Transplant Games - The Leamington Observer

Inspirational youngster goes for gold at British Transplant Games

Leamington Editorial 31st Aug, 2018   0

AN INSPIRING youngster from Leamington is celebrating life and bagging an armful of medals.

Sylvie Allison had a liver transplant two years ago but this did not stop her winning three gold medals and one silver in the British Transplant Games in Birmingham earlier this month.

The six-year-old suffered liver failure in 2016 and needed an immediate transplant to survive.

Thankfully Sylvie is now livelier than ever and mum Sandeep said her new liver was working well.

Sylvie competed against fellow young transplant recipients around an obstacle course, on a 5km run, in the long jump, and at an archery challenge.

Since the life-changing operation Sylvie who goes to St Anthony’s School, said the most important thing to her was she could now play with her friends.

Sandeep added: “Being at the games with families of other transplant recipients was very humbling and involving. We were so proud of Sylvie taking part in all the activities and winning the medals was a bonus.”

The games have been held for 40 years and are a branch of the wider international charity event Transplant Games.

In Britain they are held annually and this year were hosted in different venues across Birmingham.

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