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Show your support for Team Ashton!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Show your support for Team Ashton! thumbnailAshton pictured with family members at the charity football match held recently to raise funds for Alder Hey Hospital where his treatment was carried out.

A Limavady family have thanked the local community for their continued support as they raise money for a Liverpool hospital where nine year old Ashton Loughery received life changing surgery. At the age of two, Ashton was diagnosed with Focal Cortical Dysplasia, Taylors Type 2, a complex form of epilepsy. The youngster suffered extensively with his condition, often being in and out of hospital for weeks at a time.
His grandmother, Anne-Marie Loughery explained: "Ashton was just like any other child and to look at him, you wouldn't have thought there was anything wrong. It was definitely a shock to the system, we couldn't believe it.
“Ashton was fitting at least three or four times a day, it was awful. It was happening in school all the time and he needed an ambulance every other day.
“It got to the point where we couldn't take him anywhere because we always had to make sure there was a hospital nearby."
In January this year, Ashton and his family attended Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool where he underwent a series of tests in order to determine if anything could be done.
Following the assessment, the nine-year-old was considered as the "perfect candidate" for surgery.

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