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Big smiles after completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Bliss.

October 31, 2016

International students run marathon for premature and sick babies

Three doctoral students from the research project Guided Instrumentation for Fetal Therapy and Surgery (GIFT-Surg) undertook the Royal Parks Half Marathon across London on 9 October to raise funds for Bliss, the charity for premature and sick babies GIFT-Surg is a major, international initiative looking at ways to operate in- utero to alleviate problems such as poor organ growth or nutrient imbalances through the placenta, which may affect babies and mothers during pregnancy and can lead to long-term health implications. Keen runners Luis C. Garcia Peraza Herrera, Michael Ebner and Stefano Moriconi said: "After meeting parents who have pregnancy complications through our research studies and hearing personal accounts from the advisory group, we wanted to do more to support the patients. When we discovered Bliss had a charity team with the Royal Parks Half Marathon we put together an application straight away."

The runners have raised £1,321.68.

 

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