Ella Hudson is a special little girl to not just a family in Cleackheaton, Bradford, but to a whole community and town.
During the first 18 weeks of Ellas life she developed like any other child, smiling, gurgling, and reaching for her toys. But by November 1999 she was crying in pain through the day and night and lost coordination in her tiny limbs. Over Christmas 1999 Ella was hospitalised after she contracted a meningoccocal infection, a form of meningitis.
Then in January her mother and father, Sarah and Paul were told their daughter had Krabbes disease - a rare condition inherited from them.
Sadly Ella passed away on the 19th June 2000, in her mothers arms in the gardens of Martin House. However Ella now lives on in the memory of the people who got to know her. She's proved how a community can pull together in bad times.
We have kept
this site to increase the awareness of Krabbes, and to thank Martin House
for their valuable support.
Martin House Hospice for Children
Martin House is situated at Boston Spa near Wetherby and is dedicated to the care and support of terminally ill children and their families. Ella's parents, Sarah and Paul were taken under the wing of Martin House after Ella was diagnosed with Krabbe and it is for this reason that the family,friends and the local community are striving together to raise money as a way of saying THANKYOU for the support they have received.
Martin House is run solely on charity and costs £30,000 per week to run. Whilst people are very generous to the cause, it is essential people are aware of the work they do for terminally ill children and their families. Continuing support is given also to families once they have been bereaved and in particular the brothers and sisters of ill children. It's a home from home - wonderful place.
Visit the Martin House website here.
above in relation to Martin House