This creature has been adopted by the the Elliott family and named Elliott.
"I was admitted to Alder Hey in May 1975 under the care of an incredible medical team lead by Dr J Martin, together with Doctors Mainwaring and Owen and Sister's Hackle and Randel on Ward D3, Clinic C3.
My treatment was experimental and it is testament to the dedication of that team that I am here today.
My family and I can't find the words to express how grateful we are and what a fabulous and fantastic hospital Alder Hey is and has always been!" Liz Elliott