Andrew and Sophie Mace welcomed Lexi to the world on 15th December 2017. Lexi’s arrival was eagerly anticipated by her sister, Annabelle and her brother Luke. On 16th December Lexi was discharged from hospital and came home to start life with her loving family. As a family of 5 they spent a perfect afternoon and evening together.
Tragically though it was not known how little time the family would have together. Late at night on 16th December, Lexi became seriously unwell and returned to the hospital where she had been born just a day before. Lexi suffered several cardiac arrests and defied odds to be stabilised enough to be transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The GOSH tried all they could to save Lexi but despite the best efforts of some of the greatest doctors in the world, Lexi died from overwhelming sepsis on Sunday 17th December.
In May 2018 The Lexi Mace Brighter Future Fund was set up with Great Ormond Street Hospital. It was hoped that whilst still trying to navigate through the traumatic loss of their daughter, Andrew and Sophie would be able to honour their daughters memory in a positive way. Not only by helping others but by giving them a positive focus for the future. A target was set of raising £39,320; Lexi lived for just 39 hours and 32 minutes. As of 2020 they have raised over £34,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital with the support of their friends, family and the community they live in.
They hope to help the many families who pass through Great Ormond Street Hospital and to help create a brighter future for some of the world’s sickest children.
Thank you for taking the time to read about The Lexi Mace Brighter Future Fund and for your support in helping Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.