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Closed 17/07/2016

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    Weʼve raised £315 to To raise awareness of Cystic fibrosis in memory of my friend Carly, who died in 2000 Money raised will be going to TeamJack

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 17th July 2016

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    I met Carly at college. We were around 17/18 We were both doing the GNVQ Art and Design at Bishop Auckland. We all had our own little units and were a little family. We would spend breaks and dinners together.

    You see, This girl, woman was incredible. She took me for who I was, we were thick as thieves but there was a shadow over our friendship. Carly had Cystic Fibrosis. I never saw the illness I saw the person. I adored her and can’t believe I let her down when I moved to Middlesbrough to do my HND and didn’t stay in touch enough. Yes we wrote letters , but I didn’t come back enough to go out and spend time with her. Carly at the time had to repeat her course because she had taken a bit of time off.

    Any time Carly got a cold it would knock her for six. But she still tried her hardest to finish her art course until the illness got the better of her and her body couldn't take it any more. I lost her in February 2000. She was 19.
    So this Race is for her. And for me to say Thank you.

    Where the money is going: Team Jack

    Jack is 6. He was diagnosed at 3 weeks. Although Jack looks like any normal 6 year old, on the inside he is fighting to stay alive. He finds it hard to do what we all take fur granted every day. He fights to simply breathe. Jack takes upwards of 33 tablets a day. Two hours of hard physio and this is when he is well!! At any time a chest infection can have him admitted to hospital for weeks of intensive and invasive treatments. So much for a 6 year old to go through abs even harder knowing the NHS have declined the wonder drug orkimbi (please spell check), Our fight is to let people know what cf is, how people live with this horrible condition and how it's beatable together xx

    Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting inherited condition caused by a faulty gene that controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. This causes mucus to gather in the lungs and digestive system and creates a range of challenging symptoms.



    • Helen Carr1 year ago
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      1 year ago
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      7 years ago

      Finished...01:05:50 so proud. Next Great North Run :)

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    • Helen Carr7 years ago
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      Helen Carr

      7 years ago

      Please remember if you want to sponsor me for the Leeds10k any amounts are very generous and I can gladly collect monies and add to the site on your behalf x

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    • Jenny Stringer

      Jenny Stringer

      Jul 9, 2016

      Good luck Helen


    • Katie


      Jun 27, 2016

      Good Luck xxx


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      Jun 23, 2016


    • julie kirk gardner

      julie kirk gardner

      Jun 18, 2016

      Good Luck from Julie,Lucy and Tiger


    • Colin Camera

      Colin Camera

      Jun 17, 2016

      Good Luck


    • Denise Claydon

      Denise Claydon

      Jun 10, 2016

      Good Luck. Denise and John


    • Sarah G

      Sarah G

      Jun 10, 2016

      Good Luck Sarah G


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    Helen Carr

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    Leeds, United Kingdom

    My name is Helen, I am running the Leeds 10k on July 10th in memory of a loving friend and raising money for a young boy called Jack up in county Durham who suffers from CF

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