Throughout Dottie’s short life, her big sister Bea was there for her every step of the way, always on hand to help with medication and support in any way possible.
Dottie was born prematurely, and very soon after birth was diagnosed with a Chromosome 4 deletion. This meant chronic seizures, a poor immune system, and a whole host of additional needs. Dottie managed to fight through a major bowel infection and spent a lot of time in intensive care.
Dottie was then admitted to Queens Medical Centre for a sleep study to try and understand why her oxygen levels were so low. Whilst in QMC, Dottie caught many infections including Covid 19.
She was later diagnosed with the incurable condition Pulmonary Vein Stenosis.
Dottie never came home.
She died in hospital in September 2022 and Bea’s world came crashing down after the death of her sister.
Dottie and Bea’s mum found out about the Bodie Hodges Foundation online and ordered a Bodie’s Treasured Memory Bag for Bea.