Brave couple’s skydive for Rugby girl born with half a heart

Chloe Owen, Jesse-Renee & Jodie Farrell
Chloe Owen, Jesse-Renee & Jodie Farrell

The devoted family of a little girl born with half a heart are raising money to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Jesse-Renee Stanley, of Rugby, was born with hypo-plastic left heart syndrome and has faced numerous life-threatening operations.

Aged 16 months, the youngster has proved she’s a little fighter and her family have pledged to raise money through the Jesse-Renee Charity for the hospital that is continuing to support them.

Mum Jodie and dad Stephen have held numerous fundraising events and now Jodie’s niece, Chloe Owen, and her partner, Bradley Archer, are taking on a skydive in honour of Jesse-Renee.

Jodie said: “Every time I walk into the hospital I’m so thankful and I have so much praise for the team there. The doctors, consultants, nurses, cleaners and everyone else there plays their part in making it such an incredible place.

“They saved Jesse-Renee’s life and this is our way of giving something back to them. We don’t know how long or short Jesse-Renee’s life will be but the hospital does everything in its power to make sure she is as happy as possible.”

Chloe and Bradley will complete the skydive on February 17. They have set a target of £300 and have already raised £100.

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