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Weʼre raising £500 to Support Tricia Wyatt (Claire's cousin) with her costs when she gets a lung transplant

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Some of you already know that I'm a bit of a runner and last year I entered and 'fortunately' gained a place in the Berlin Marathon for 2018. This is my first marathon...and my biggest challenge to date, and for those not familiar with the distance, it's 26.2 miles!!!

Because I had gained this place myself I had intended to run the marathon without any sponsorship, just as a personal challenge. However Claire recently found out that her cousin, Tricia, is on the waiting list for a lung transplant. Tricia has been suffering with a rare lung disease, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and a lung transplant is now her only hope.

After hearing the story, I thought about how lucky I am to have healthy lungs that will enable me to take on this challenge. And I then thought that perhaps I could help Tricia, who isn't as lucky in that way, by raising some much needed funds that will help her deal with the huge financial burden associated with the transplant.

If you are interested to learn more about Tricia then follow these links. (News / NFT ), or read the short paragraph below:

Tricia Wyatt is fighting for her life. In October 2016, she was rushed to the hospital with trouble breathing, which quickly led to complete respiratory failure. After 6 days in the ICU followed by 2 more months in the hospital, Tricia was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)—a progressive and rare lung disease with no cure. Now doctors say a lung transplant is her only hope for survival.

Anything that you can contribute will be greatly appreciated - and it will give me that extra kick of motivation as I push my lungs hard covering the seemingly endless 26.2 miles!!!


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    • Anonymous


      Aug 15, 2018

      Well done DIPEN - hope this little something helps . All the best for the run


    • Aruna Mami

      Aruna Mami

      Aug 13, 2018

      Good Luck Dipen


    • Rena Shah

      Rena Shah

      Aug 13, 2018

      Best of Luck Dipen loveSitansh, Rena and Ellaxx


    • Usha Parekh

      Usha Parekh

      Aug 10, 2018

      Well done Dipen we will be there to support you all the way very proud of you


    • mr. v.shah

      mr. v.shah

      Aug 10, 2018

      nice workwill help with training😀


    • a parekh

      a parekh

      Aug 10, 2018

      Good luck, and I’ll be checking your Uber app to make sure you don’t cheat.......


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