Grateful dad’s photo show

James Morgan with Sienna, wife Tina and son Sebastian.
James Morgan with Sienna, wife Tina and son Sebastian.

A Sheffield dad is organising a charity photo walk to thank the hospital which saved his daughter’s life.

James Morgan, aged 33, is raising money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, where his daughter Sienna had lifesaving surgery to remove a growth from her back when she was just three months old.

James, who lives in Woodseats with his wife Tina, said: “Handing her over to the surgeons was one of the hardest things I have done. 
“We spent six agonising hours waiting to find out what was going on with our baby and the support we got from all levels of the hospital staff before, during and after this operation kept us going.

“We know we can never pay that back.”

Sienna, who is now four, underwent keyhole surgery but beforehand there were fears doctors would have to carry out full spinal surgery.

James said: “Routine surgery is scary enough but going into this operation they didn’t know what the growth actually was and whether or not it was attached to her spine.

James wants to raise over £400 for the charity by taking amateur snappers on a photography walk around Sheffield city centre and then selling their photos at an exhibition.

James told The Star: “The Children’s Hospital is a charity that’s close to my heart so I feel hopeful that I can do something to raise money for it.”

The exhibition will be at Eten Cafe in Sheffield city centre, near to the cathedral, for two months from November 2.

The walk starts in Barkers Pool on September 28 at 10am. It is hoped those taking part will donate £5 to the cause.

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