Alyssa London Marathon 2020

My aim is to run both the landmark half marathon and the london marathon in 2020! I will be running in memory of our daughter Rebecca who was stillborn at term following a ‘normal’ low risk pregnancy.

Rebecca was our second child. Feeling her move normally two hours before arriving at hospital in labour, we were excited to be adding to our family. No heart beat was detected once at the hospital.

In a normal delivery room, on a normal delivery ward, Rebecca was silently delivered on 25th May 2011; she weighed 6 lbs 13oz, she was beautiful and perfect. From adjoining rooms to ours we heard the sound of new born babies crying and we saw the new born baby balloons arriving for the other families but, for us, our world had collapsed.

Leaving the hospital without our little girl was the hardest thing we have ever had to do and the weeks that followed are a blur. No parent ever thinks that they will have to register their child’s death rather than their birth, nor organise their funeral but in the UK this is the fate 15 parents face every day.

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