New nursery to open in Hemsworth in memory of tragic baby girl

Maya McCormack and her son Reuben at the new nursery

Maya McCormack and her son Reuben at the new nursery

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THE parents of a baby girl who died from a rare genetic disorder have achieved their fundraising target of £165,000 to open a nursery in her memory.

Laila Milly McCormack died from Aicardi syndrome in March 2011, a day before her first birthday.

Laila Milly McCormack

Laila Milly McCormack

Her parents Steve and Maya of Hemsworth started fundraising after Laila’s diagnosis in a bid to open a day nursery to provide care for children with serious and complex conditions.

The nursery on Kirkby Road in Hemsworth is to officially open on Sunday August 31.

Maya McCormack, (pictured at the nursery with her baby son Reuben), said: “The nursery is a lasting memory of Laila and it is lovely that we have managed to get something positive from our awful experience.

“It is helping to keep her memory alive for us and for our son Reuben, who will see as he grows up that we have done this for his big sister.

“We are also helping other parents in a similar position to us.”

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