Aileen's patience pays off

A MOTHER of four is looking forward to a concert tomorrow that she will never forget.Aileen Davison, of Lynnbrook Close, Ipswich, felt as though she could rule the world after she was bought standing tickets to see Take That at Wembley for her birthday last year.

A MOTHER of four is looking forward to a concert tomorrow that she will never forget.

Aileen Davison, of Lynnbrook Close, Ipswich, felt as though she could rule the world after she was bought standing tickets to see Take That at Wembley for her birthday last year.

But since then she's suffered a stroke and had a major operation to repair her heart.

As reported in The Evening Star yesterday the 36-year-old began to dread the concert, as she feared the crowds and lack of seating may be too overwhelming.


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Mrs Davison had wanted to swap her tickets for those in the disabled area so she could be better accommodated but a staff member from Wembley has now been in touch and reassured her that there are seats in the standing area.

She now cannot wait to go to the concert with her sister-in-law, Lisa Dove, and three friends.

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Mrs Davison said: “They explained to me that my seats were better than those in the disabled area and also that there were more than enough seats in that area because most people go to the front and stand up. We are going to get there early and get some seats.

“The man from Wembley also said I could give a call on his mobile if I have any problems so that has made me feel a lot better about going now.

“Everyone was saying that they were sure I would be ok, but I wasn't going to go. I was so worried about something happening to me, and also ruining it for everyone around me.

“It is something I can really look forward to now after everything that has happened.”

Following the stroke last October, Mrs Davison has been left with cognitive problems and bad co-ordination, but she is returning to normal life and starting back at work part-time.

The stroke triggered a chain reaction of blows that included an operation to repair a hole in her heart, a broken tooth which became infected, a seizure which she suffered when the tooth was extracted, and breaking her toe while looking after her husband, Chris, who had broken his foot.

Have you overcome serious health problems and have a story to tell? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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