Bonnyrigg family’s tribute to sick kids charity

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Parents of children with Cystic Fibrosis have thanked the Sick Kids Friends Foundation for providing services at Edinburgh’s Sick Kids hospital.

Bonnyrigg siblings Kadan (3) and Elise (2) Robertson have had the condition - which causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food - since birth and have spent the duration of their short lives in and out of hospital.

Mum Jayne Brockie and partner David Robertson have spent three years accompanying them to the hospital for a variation of regular and emergency treatment.

She said: “It is like a second home to our family and we rely heavily on a number of initiatives available in the hospital to get from one day to the next.

“When Kadan and Elise are in hospital they have to stay in an isolation cubicle within the ward, so it’s really important for us to be able to stay close to their bedsides in case they need us.”

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