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£455raised of £500 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £455 to Support Tricia Wyatt (Claire's cousin) with her costs when she gets a lung transplant

    Funded on Friday, 7th December 2018

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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


        Sep 14, 2018

        Wishing you all the best on your first ever marathon Dipen!! Love from Chet, Catherine, E, L and Trystan xxx


      • Mahendra Parekh

        Mahendra Parekh

        Sep 14, 2018

        Good luck Dipen. I hope Claire’s cousin gets back to full health and back to living life as god intended.


      • Rajesh Shah

        Rajesh Shah

        Sep 14, 2018

        Best of luck Dipen!Rajesh, Rita, Saloni & Bhavik


      • Mark Versallion

        Mark Versallion

        Sep 12, 2018

        Very proud of you Dipen.Remember, when you hit that wall... there is no spoon!Mark and Caroline


      • Sheila Lakhani

        Sheila Lakhani

        Sep 9, 2018

        Well done Dipen and the very best of luck on the day. Sheila Uday, Eashan and Amara x


      • Pushpa Mami

        Pushpa Mami

        Sep 9, 2018

        Dipen best of luck and well done!


      • Viz


        Sep 3, 2018

        Good luck.


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