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Weʼre raising £300 to to spread awareness and fund school books teaching young children about Asthma. ~ For Hayley ~

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Hayley Coombs is 28 years old and lives in Bristol. At the age of 14 she was diagnosed with "exercise induced Asthma" but unlike her siblings who grew out of Asthma, she grew into it. Hayley was training to become a professional life guard and helped to run a pub, she enjoyed being busy but sadly her condition deteriorated and in 2013 she was diagnosed with Type 2 Brittle Asthma.

Her condition means she frequently suffers sudden and violent asthma attacks triggered by a long list of known causes and a long list of still unknown ones. Hayley now carries a portable nebulizer with her whenever she leaves the house and takes over 80 tablets and medications for her condition. In just 2.5 years Hayley has been intubated 11 times and admitted to intensive care 14 times after suffering an attack.

In May 2018 Hayley was left fighting for her life when an attack caused her to go into respiratory failure, Hayley's own sister had to perform CPR to keep her alive until a paramedic was flown in by air ambulance. Hayley was intubated and kept in respiratory intensive care for 5 weeks. An overall distressing situation Hayley wants no one else to ever have to experience.

Hayley's condition may stop her doing a lot of things but she is a strong independant woman and a fighter.Last year she campaigned for children to be taught at a younger age about asthma and the effects it can have if they do not use inhalers correctly or at all. She wrote a book to be distributed among schools to spread awareness but also to try and lift the social stigma she suffered using an inhaler.

In October this year I will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon to promote Asthma Awareness and to help fund further production and distribution of Hayley's books.

ITV's presentation & more about Hayley's books click here: Hayley's Books

For more information about the work that Asthma UK does click here: Asthma UK

All your contributions no matter how small will be hugely appreciated!

Rach & Hayley

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  • Racheal Meddick1 hour ago
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    1 hour ago

    This was in the news today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45247830 Asthma is the most common long-term medical condition in children, affecting 1.1 million, or one in 11 children in England, Scotland and Wales. Between August and September 2015, emergency asthma admissions for children up to the age of 14 tripled, increasing from 1,089 to 3,203. Data for Northern Ireland was not included in the figures.

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  • Racheal Meddick2 days ago
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    2 days ago

    And here is today's last minute evening run, not quite the 6k I was aiming for but a consisitant pace. Progress this year is proving slow and painful but my aim is to try and squeeze between 8-10k none stop by race day and then just wing the rest of the way! 😁 👍

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  • Racheal Meddick2 days ago
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    2 days ago

    Sorry I'm a bit behind with my updates! This was my after-work run the other week:

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Page last updated on: 8/21/2018 8:47 AM

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  • nan

    nan

    Aug 7, 2018

    here you are rach hope you win!!!

    £10.00

  • Andrew Meddick

    Andrew Meddick

    Aug 6, 2018

    Go for it rach!

    £20.00

  • Lucy Bowen

    Lucy Bowen

    Jul 30, 2018

    Good Luck Rach! Hopefully wont be cancelled this time! Such an amazing cause also!

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  • Alyn Evans

    Alyn Evans

    Jul 27, 2018

    All the best Racheal! All for a good cause.

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  • Daniel

    Daniel

    Jul 27, 2018

    Lets go Meddick you will make the finish :)

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  • Stuart Geake

    Stuart Geake

    Jul 27, 2018

    MMMEEEDDDDDDIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCKKKKKK!!

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