Courageous Katy’s amazing life

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A COURAGEOUS schoolgirl who was born without an oesophagus or urethra and has endured more than 40 operations is aiming to run a race to raise funds for the hospital that helped her.

Katy Lynch had a hole in the heart as well as narrowing of the pulmonary artery and vein to the heart when she was born. Katy’s bladder, bowel and ureters were all joined together and over the years she has coped with many other complex medical conditions.

But brave Katy hasn’t let any of these conditions hold her back and on Sunday she was set to take part in the 10km Great Manchester Run in aid of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Unfortunately the plucky 16-year-old from Heysham was struck down by a kidney infection so her 21-year-old sister Becky ran the race for her.

As Becky reached the finish line she shouted: “I’ve done this for you Katy. I love you sis!”

See The Visitor (18-05-11) for full story.