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Magor Zumbathon for cancer charity (From South Wales Argus)

Magor Zumbathon for cancer charity

8:10pm Friday 13th May 2011

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THE family of an Undy toddler who fought three serious illnesses before the age of three is holding a sponsored Zumbathon to raise money for children’s cancer charity Latch.

Olivia Morgan was born with a condition known as Vein of Galen malformation, where vital capillaries are missing in her brain, and had to have emergency brain surgery at great Ormond Street Hospital.

She then fought a strawberry hemangioma – a birthmark on her chin characterised by aggressive growth – before being diagnosed with leukaemia last year.

The three-year-old is still undergoing chemotherapy, which will continue until next spring.

Her parents, Kate and Rob, have organised a Zumbathon led by instructor Andrea Hale at Magor Primary School this Sunday in the hope of raising £1,500 for Latch.

Around 100 people have already signed up to the event, 10am until noon, but fundraisers can still register on the day for £10.

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