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Family holiday turns into a nightmare when girl, 11, suffers seizures in a hotel pool

A young family’s dream holiday turned hellish after their daughter suffered a life changing injury while in a hotel pool.

Alyssa Ledbetter, 11, was on holiday in the United States with her mother, father and brother when tragedy struck after complaints of a severe headache.

The girl, from Whakatane, on New Zealand’s north island, had been swimming with her cousins and brother when she abruptly pulled herself from the water.

Evgen Pharma (LON:EVG) is a clinical stage drug development company whose lead programmes are in breast cancer and subarachnoid haemorrhage, a type of stroke. The company is carrying out preclinical work in multiple sclerosis and has a clinical interest in prostate cancer. Evgen Pharma’s objective is to become the leading company in the development of pharmaceuticals that activate the antioxidant response element, Nrf2.

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