A family who devastatingly lost two babies to an extremely rare lung condition have raised funds for the “outstanding” staff who saved their son’s life.
Sean Warrington has taken part in a London to Brighton bike ride to raise funds for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit – where he and his wife Sophie have spent their “happiest and saddest” times.
The couple’s daughters Molly, 6, and Isabelle, 5, were both treated at the unit after being born prematurely.
They then had the heartbreak of losing two children in the space of nine months after their son Teddy and daughter Florence both died due to severe lung damage.
Sean and Sophie’s fears came true again when their son Buzby was diagnosed with the same condition at just three days old last year but TMBU staff saved him and he is well on the way to making a full recovery.
Sean said: “If it wasn’t for TMBU, we would not have a family – all of our children have been premature and treated there. The team are outstanding and they are like family to us. We totally trust them which is why we want to raise money for them. We owe our family to their expertise.
“TMBU helped us greatly when our babies Teddy and Florence passed away. They gave us time and space to dress them and the staff were so caring they still spoke to the children like they were children which was so human and so touching. While Teddy and Florence were alive there was never a moment when the staff gave up hope and Buzby is the result of them never giving up.
“The staff will never know how much their support meant to us, we could go blue in the face telling them. We love them dearly, they helped us through the darkest period of our lives.”