Mum in pole position to help baby
PUBLISHED: 16:35 12 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:28 25 August 2010
A MOTHER is pole dancing to raise money for a cure to her baby girl s illness.
A MOTHER is pole dancing to raise money for a cure to her baby girl's illness.
Laura Fraser, 30, from Bexley village, is holding a sponsored pole dancing evening at The Lounge bar, White Horse Hill, Chislehurst, on April 17 to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
Her only child, 15-month-old Isabella, was diagnosed with the illness which causes the internal organs to become clogged with mucus, resulting in infections and inflammation, making it hard to breathe and digest food.
The full-time mother said: "When she was born she was our perfect bundle of joy then when she was about six-weeks-old she got very ill she stopped putting on weight and, although we still thought she was still our perfect baby she was getting sicker. She went from a very happy baby to a very unhappy baby to one that would just sleep or cry and was in and out of hospital every week."
Laura and her partner, Lee Grace, 32, had to endure 12 weeks of tests and hospital stays before they knew what was causing the problems.
She said: "When we told Isabella had Cystic Fibrosis it was the worst thing ever, but it was also a relief as now we could deal with it.
"As soon as Isabella was put on her medication to help her condition she was like a new baby all over again. Now she is a beautiful normal baby girl with Cystic Fibrosis and she is a little fighter from everything she has been through.
"I wanted the fundraiser to be as fun as possible. Lots of women want to get on the pole when we see it in a club but either never have the nerve, well here's their chance."
To take part in the all-women Poles Apart, with tuition, email Miss Fraser on: firstname.lastname@example.org