Category Archives: Clarissa Martin

Mike, Me & John Leech


I first contacted, my MP John Leech, about Mike’s feeding therapy back in August 2013. It was after five months of hearing nothing back, not even an acknowledgment, from the Clinical Commissioning Group, about the treatment I so desperately wanted for my boy. There began a relationship, that changed the course of my family’s future. Especially Mike’s. Continue reading

Time for Nursery already?

Mike showing off his climbing skills...
Mike showing off his climbing skills…

Two months in to feeding therapy, we had a little holiday. First night home and Mike was really sick, like he had a bug. I remember my anxiety rising quickly and before I knew it, I was saying out loud to Dad; “this is it, back to hospital, the tube will be going back in.” Continue reading

We need to #TalkAboutCMV


My little Mike, a born survivor xxx
My little Mike, a born survivor x

Mike’s birth was nothing but dramatic, the moment my waters broke they were thick with meconium. I was allowed to labour but the doctors struggled to keep a good trace on Mike’s heart and so he was born by emergency caesarean section. Continue reading