In 2018 Louise’s son Jack was admitted to Leeds Children’s Hospital at just four weeks old, where he was diagnosed with Nephrogenic syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis (NSIAD).

NSIAD, is an incredibly rare genetic condition usually found in infancy which can cause seizures, vomiting and irritability. Jack is only the second confirmed case of this condition in the UK.

Little Jack spent over four months under the care of the renal team before he was well enough to return home to his family.

Now two and a half, Jack and continues to visit the hospital every 6 weeks for treatment from his Consultant Dr Hitesh Prajapati, one of the incredible doctors who saved his life.

Louise said, “Doctors at Leeds Children’s Hospital hadn’t dealt with this condition before Jack was admitted. We are so thankful for what they have done and continue to do for us today.”

To say thank you for the amazing care Jack, and the whole family have received over the years, Louise decided to walk 100 miles in 30 days, pushing Jack along in his pram to raise funds our ‘Support your NHS Hospitals’ Appeal.

In the past Louise has fundraised for Leeds Cares specifically to support Ward 40 at Leeds Children’s Hospital where Jack was cared for as a baby, to fund hospital beds for young patients.

Louise told us, “I am really enjoying our fundraising walks so far, it’s been great to get Jack involved! We are walking a different route every day and enjoying seeing lots of different things along the way!”

Thanks to mum and son’s fundraising efforts, over £100 has been raised to support staff, patients, and families at Leeds Teaching Hospitals during this difficult time.

This will help fund, care packages for staff and patients, assistance with travel and accommodation where necessary and health and wellbeing initiatives to help boost morale across the wards.

You can support Louise and Jack’s fundraising efforts by donating to their JustGiving page .