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BOTTLE TOPS PROVE LIFE-SAVING FOR ABBOTS FAMILY Jo Fulleylove with her stepdad Shaun Beard.


T


he family of a young Abbots woman whose life was saved by Great Ormond Street


Hospital is raising money for the famous institution by collecting milk bottle lids. Jo Fulleylove, of Gable Close, was eight years


old when she taken ill with a brain virus which left her temporarily paralysed, in a coma and fighting for her life. Following initial treatment at Watford General


Hospital, Jo, now a healthy 22 year-old, was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Once she pulled through the critical phase of her illness she endured three months in hospital and then regular visits back and forth for further treatment. Her stepfather Shaun Beard, 45, explained


why the hospital is so close to the family‘s hearts. He said: ―The doctors gave Jo little chance of surviving and at one point she wasn‘t expected to make it through the night. But she‘s a fighter


and thankfully she came through it. ―The staff at Great Ormond Street were


fantastic. ―The family described them as world class and


that‘s why we‘re collecting the lids and doing all we can to raise money for the hospital. We came up with the idea because the lids are something we throw away without thinking and they have a value which can be used to raise money for charities and good causes.‖ Jo now works as a Health Care Assistant at


Watford General and is training to be a midwife, much to the delight of Shaun and her mum Jane. A recycling firm in Portsmouth pays £25 for a


half-tonne of the lids and the family have collection points in two places in Abbots Langley. Shaun stressed what £25 can mean to the hospital. He added: ―That amount of money pays for five


breathing masks which can be used to keep babies alive. We‘ve other events planned throughout the year including a themed party and sponsored head shaving.‖ They can be found at St Lawrence‘s Church in


the High Street and at the Hillside Residents‘ Association in School Mead. Jo‘s family is also looking for companies to


sponsor a fundraising Halloween event later this year. For more information email goshfraiser@yahoo.co.uk


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