Daniel Alexander McColm

Daniel Alexander McColm

Daniel was born on the 8th July 2010. He was beautiful with dark hair and big blue eyes. His big
sister, Molly, was four at the time and was chuffed to be a big sister.
It was when Daniel was just two days old that we saw him have his first seizure. It was then that
he ended up in Dumfries and Yorkhill Hospital to try and find out why he was having these but
his EEG scan and lumbar punctures came back okay. Daniel was put on epilepsy medication
and after a further eight seizures, they seemed under control. Daniel’s doctors kept wanting to
see him though, as he didn’t feed much; he vomited a lot; his muscles always seemed so stiff
and tense; and his breathing was really loud, like he found it hard but despite all of this, he always
had a big smile on his face. He was our wee smiler.
It was the 6th December 2010, when Daniel was just five months old, that he passed away. This
was a total shock to us, as we just thought Daniel had epilepsy and thought it was under control
but after tests, we found out that Daniel had Leigh’s Disease. We are still waiting and trying to
get some answers on how he had this.
Daniel is our wee star that will always be loved and missed.
Rebecca Foster and Alex McColm

Total Amount Raised so far: £1,795.00

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