The beautiful baby girl in this photo is Etta Grace.
Sadly, Etta Grace died at just 12 weeks old.
Etta Grace’s mum held a fundraiser on 6th August, and it raised £1,838.86 for Sunshine & Smiles.
Jody, Etta Grace’s mum, explains why she raises funds for Sunshine & Smiles…
“I found Sunshine & Smiles when I was pregnant and had a prenatal trisomy 21 diagnosis. From that first phone call with Ailith to this day, over 2 years have passed and I have been supported so wonderfully and remained a part of the wonderful world that is Down syndrome.
I am raising money for Sunshine & Smiles as I want to celebrate Etta and I want to celebrate Down syndrome. I was proud to be a part of this wonderful group and I loved attending events and groups, so this is my way of saying thank you.”
We’d like to thank Jody for organising this special event and to everyone who came and donated on the day.
We’ll be using some of the money raised to plant a tree with Jody to remember Etta, and we’ll share some photos of the tree with you when we have them.