“Thanks to St Giles, Mum’s final months were as much about living as dying”
Hayley was inspired to share her story after pledging to complete a year of running with her newborn baby in honour of her ‘amazing’ mum.
The care Angie Webb received meant she had enough quality of life in her final days to understand that her daughter Hayley was having a baby girl.
“Mum knew she was going to be a nan but she didn’t know if she’d ever find out whether our baby was a boy or a girl,” said Hayley, a teacher from Norton Caynes.
“But thanks to the extraordinary care at St Giles Hospice, mum’s final weeks were as much about living as dying.
“I’ll never forget that moment when we showed her the scan and told her our baby girl would be named after her. She opened her eyes for the final time and squeezed my hand so tightly. I owe so much to St Giles for that moment.”
Shortly after giving birth, Hayley set up a JustGiving page for her daughter, Peyton Angela, titled: “My First Year in Miles”.
After wheeling Peyton around the Great Midlands Fun Run in a pram, Hayley then helped create a heartfelt video to support the work of St Giles which can be seen here.
Her story also appeared in the local press, on social media and on the news pages of this site.
“I’ve loved helping promote the work of St Giles,” said Hayley. “Mum was treated with such dignity and kindness that it’s meant the world to us to be able to give something back.”