In May 2018, 16 year old Lucy passed away after a sudden and short battle with sepsis, a rare but serious condition often triggered by infection. Her family established the Lucy Ellis Foundation in her memory to campaign for better awareness of sepsis, raise money for specialist equipment and training for hospitals in Wales, and offer athletics scholarships to help underprivileged children and teens pursue their dreams.
With your continued support and generosity, we’re campaigning and raising funds to help save and transform lives.
The heartache of losing a loved one to a condition that may have been treatable had it been identified quicker is simply indescribable. But we know that Lucy wouldn’t have wanted to leave this life without making a difference.
During an international gymnastics tour in Italy, Lucy told her dad, Neil, that she wanted to be remembered for something: winning medals at the Olympics, perhaps, or discovering a cure as a doctor.
For those who knew and loved her, it will come as no surprise that Lucy touched many people’s lives. We established the Lucy Ellis Foundation to fulfill her wishes and raise awareness of the life-threatening condition which took Lucy from us, and Lobby to get Wales’ first ECMO machine (and potentailly partially fund the facility) and specialist team that we hope will save others. We’ll also be providing athletic scholarships so that underprivileged children and teens get the support they need to pursue their dreams.
We can’t thank you enough for your love, support and generosity.
Cath, Sophie, Neil & family