Sylvie Allison, aged 7 is from Leamington Spa and is currently part of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital team, also known as Birmingham’ Courageous Heroes. At her first British Transplant Games she won three gold and one silver medal, followed by two medals last year in Newport, in events including the obstacle course, the 5km run, long jump and archery. In 2016, aged 3, she suffered from acute liver failure and needed a transplant to save her life. She was lucky and didn’t have to wait long for her transplant but the road to recovery was long and hard.
The Games are an excellent way for young team members to make friends with people from all over the country, Sylvie is looking forward to her third Games this summer and hopes to go for Gold in the obstacle course, 50m sprint and table tennis.
Sylvie’s mum Sandeep Rainu said: “Being at the games with families of other transplant recipients was very humbling and involving. We were so proud of Sylvie taking part in all the activities and winning the medals was a bonus.” (Leamington Observer)
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