Thousands of thank-yous for centre care


Helen Davies

A RUTHIN man has raised thousands of pounds for a hospital which helped him overcome a life-threatening brain haemorrhage.

Keith Elmore suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm back in 2011 and was rushed to the Walton Hospital near Liverpool for treatment.

The grandfather then underwent a major operation and is now recovering well.

Keith, 57, and his family have since set out on a fundraising mission for the hospital and have raised over £5,800.

“This was a very special procedure because the brain artery aneurysm, which had caused bleeding before and could happen again, was in a very unusual location,” said Dr Mani Puthuran, who performed the operation.

Keith’s daughter, Ruth, who works at Ysgol Brynhyfryd, ran the Chester Marathon for the hospital last year and the family also organised a fundraising event at the Ruthin Rugby Club, with entertainment, a raffle and an auction.

The money has now been handed over to the hospital and Keith has the chance to say thank you in person to Dr Puthuran and his team.

“I really wanted to shake Dr Puthuran’s hand to thank him,” he said.

“I can’t thank him and The Walton Centre enough for everything they have done for me.”

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