Emelia wearing pink glasses and stripy top and dungarees, smiling at the camera in front of a white wall.

On 6 March 2022, Emelia’s aunt and uncle, Ellis and Connor, and dad, Harry, were all booked to jump out of a plane to show their support for her. This brave trio should have been hurtling towards the ground from 15,000ft as they skydived to give back for the care Emelia has received at Moorfields Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre. Sadly, due to the weather, the jump was post-poned.

At eight months old, Emelia was diagnosed with congenital glaucoma. She has since undergone eight operations and continues to be under Moorfields care. Moorfields have been able to maintain Emelia’s sight- she lives life to the full and started school this year. 

As you can imagine, all of us were so heartbroken to learn that Emelia would suffer from this condition for the rest of her life, with the potential of losing her sight. Moorfields were quick and efficient to act, and have not only given the vision-saving treatment Emelia so badly needed, but also they have made every one of her visits comfortable and personal.

Moorfields have spent the time to get to know her on a personal level. Doctors and play workers anticipate her arrival, and make her feel safe, for one of the most daunting experiences a little girl could ever go through.

Ellis, Emelia’s aunt

By taking on an epic skydive, Ellis, Harry and Connor will be fundraising for Moorfields. This support means Moorfields can continue to offer the best eye care possible to patients just like Emelia. The skydive has sadly had to be postponed several times due to bad weather. Despite the set backs, they have raised over an incredible £3,000 !

We want to say a huge thank you to Ellis, Harry and Connor for choosing to fundraise for us and being part of #TeamMoorfields