The Leeds Children’s Hospital at the LGI had some special visitors as Tony Audenshaw, Natalie Anderson and Adam Thomas from Emmerdale dropped by to visit ward L10 and some delighted fans.
The stars visited the hospital after reading about Mia Mason, a two and a half year old patient on the ward who needs a kidney transplant after being born with a rare condition called congenital nephrotic syndrome.
Due to the nature of the condition, Mia has spent a lot of her short life visiting the hospital’s renal unit for treatment.
Mia’s mum, Sammi Ramsey said “It’s wonderful that some of the cast showed up. It’s not only great for the kids, but it helps raise awareness of all the great work that takes place at the Children’s Hospital.”
Actor Adam Thomas added “Mia’s story really touched us all. It’s great that she’s receiving such amazing care at Leeds Children’s Hospital. We all hope she gets better soon.”
Mia’s family have also been raising money for the renal unit based on ward L11 at the LGI. Her uncle Jonathan Stead took part in the Leeds Half Marathon last weekend, while her grandmother’s partner, Glyn Harland will be braving the Great North Swim.
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