Monday, November 30, 2009

British mom waiting for lung transplant given VIP shopping trip in limo

A1 Limos donate hummer limo trip to London for poorly mother and her family

by Carl Wheeler LimoBroker News

A mother of two from Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, who is waiting for a double lung transplant, is about to receive the VIP treatment with a hummer limo shopping trip to London. A local hairdressers decided to raise money in their salon to allow the poorly 34-year-old to have a special day out.

Since being diagnosed with emphysema two years ago Kate Powell has relied on an oxygen tank 24 hours a day to help her breathe. Ms Powell was born with congenital heart disease and had to have a number of operations before the age of 10. After being placed on the transplant list last month, the brave mum of two is taking tablets to make her heart strong enough to undergo the double lung transplant operation.

New Image hair salon in the Ms Powell’s local town decided to raise money in order to treat her and her family after seeing what they’ve gone through during past two years. The owner of New Image, Tracy Pears, is planning to send Ms Powell and her two sons off for a day of Christmas shopping in London. A1 Limos have kindly donated the services of their chauffeur driven hummer limo to the cause.

After hearing what the generous hairdressers had organized Ms Powell said: “When I told the boys we were going to London they were so excited. They have been brilliant- they are like my little carers.”

Another fundraising event is being held in the hair salon on December 6th with money from hair cuts being put towards a professional photography session for Ms Powell and her family.

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