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Clacton: Brave Hollie inspires children's hospital fundraisers
3:00pm Sunday 3rd November 2013 in News
A BRAVE tot born with a sight problem has inspired a mass of fundraising efforts for a “spectacular” hospital.
Young Hollie Lee-Taylor, an 11 month-old from Clacton, was born with a posterior polar cataract in one eye, completely restricting her vision on her right side.
She was diagnosed straight away and referred to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, where staff worked to support Hollie and her family.
Mum Lindsey said: “She is a remarkable little girl.
“It is a condition she has had since birth so she doesn’t know anything else, but she is very strong and handles it well."
Last month Hollie had an operation to remove the cataract and implant a lens to boost her vision.
Lindsey said: “We don’t know how successful the operation has been yet, but we have everything crossed for a good outcome.
“The care and support from the hospital through all of this has been unbelievable, absolutely spectacular and we just really wanted to give something back for their efforts.”
The family has now planned a series of fundraisers for the hospital.
Last week they dressed up for a bucket collection in Clacton town centre, raising more than £600.
Lindsey added: “We would just like to thank the whole community in Clacton who were so supportive and donated to our collection."