By writer to www.sunderlandecho.com
Kaylee Davidson-Olley was identified with dilated cardiomyopathy inflicting serve respiratory issues as a child.
After her operation, Kaylee was capable of dwell a standard and wholesome life up till 2014, the place she began encountering issues along with her coronary heart and was informed she could require a second transplant.
Her medical scenario means the 33-year-old was amongst these compelled to defend throughout lockdown.
Caught indoors, she needed one thing to maintain her occupied – so determined to start out making face masks for the neighborhood and donating the cash to Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, the place she had her life saving surgical procedure as a child.
Kaylee and her mum, Carol Olly, began Funky Masks Made With Love, and have been blown away by the response of individuals wanting to assist their trigger.
Kaylee mentioned: “The youngsters’s coronary heart unit fund on the Freeman Hospital has been an enormous a part of my life. I made a decision I wish to help them by serving to others who had been like me.”
“Serving to the neighborhood, giving kindness again and bringing good into the world is one thing I actually needed to and I couldn’t do it with out my mum, she’s my rock.”
Throughout lockdown, Kaylee has been doing common walks and train to maintain her coronary heart as match and wholesome as doable, however has not been capable of see anybody exterior her family since March, as a consequence of shielding.
She added: “I’ve discovered lockdown very tough at instances however the masks and stitching preserve me occupied most days.”
Kaylee hopes the brand new enterprise will encourage folks to remain secure and restrict the unfold of coronavirus, whereas additionally elevating consciousness for organ transplants.