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£931raised of £1,084 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £931 to buy Sue Betteridge a mobile hoist (£1,511 towards total cost of £2,595 already raised by 65 supporters on expired page )

    Location
    Ely, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 14th October 2017

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    I am running the Loch Ness Marathon on 24 September 2017. I would like to raise money to fund a mobile hoist for my sister, Sue, who is severely disabled with Primary Progressive MS.

    Sue was diagnosed around 20 years ago. With progressive MS, there are no periods of remission and there are no treatments available to slow down or halt the progression of the illness.

    Unfortunately for Sue and her two children, her symptoms and the severity of her symptoms progressed rapidly. Her marriage broke down shortly after diagnosis. Very early on, Sue lost the ability to walk or transfer. She lost bladder and bowel function, is now unable to speak and finds swallowing difficult. She requires care 24/7.

    My parents (now in their 60s/70s) have looked after Sue and her children for the last 15 years or so, with the help of a small team of carers.

    Because of her needs, Sue has been housebound for many years, unable to travel. A mobile hoist will enable my parents to help her to access the outside world once more, whether it be a simple trip to the seafront, to the local shops, to visit her daughter at University or to visit other family members.

    Those of you who know Sue will know that she has endured this terrible, disabling illness with grace and humility. She has watched as her children have grown up, unable to play an active role in their day to day lives.

    Those of you who know my parents will know what remarkable people they are - caring not just for Sue, but raising her children. They have never asked for any help or support and this is something I would like to do for them.

    I would really appreciate any donation you are able to make towards the mobile hoist which I hope will dramatically improve the quality of life for both Sue and my parents. Who knows, maybe she could even take a mini break with her children - she has not been on holiday in over 15 years!

    In 2012, I had a serious mountain bike accident and was told that I would never be able to run again. Over the last 18 months, with support, I have worked hard to get to a place where I hope to be able to complete the Marathon. The training is tough, my original injuries and surgeries mean that my body doesn't quite work in the way it might, but every step I take, I am grateful that it is a step that I CAN take.

    I would really appreciate any donation you are able to make towards the mobile hoist - https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/moving-and-handling/molift-hoists/molift-smart-150-folding-hoist.

    Thank you for taking the time to read our page.

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    • Janine Collier5 months ago
      Janine Collier

      Janine Collier

      5 months ago

      8/8 So, all in all eventful, would not describe it as enjoyable, but a huge sense of satisfaction for completing it. I am not a runner, I don’t enjoy running (unless it’s with someone else at a pace where I can talk and it’s not painful!) I will definitely not be running another marathon again (if I did, it would be a nice flat one!!!)

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    • Janine Collier5 months ago
      Janine Collier

      Janine Collier

      5 months ago

      7/8 Just about to head back to the car I collapsed in a puddle by a portaloo (much to my husband’s disgust!), feeling sick, lightheaded, nauseaous. He dragged me back to the medical tent, where I was looked after by a very nice paramedic – she looked after me very well, especially after she realised I was a Medical Negligence Solicitor!

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    • Janine Collier5 months ago
      Janine Collier

      Janine Collier

      5 months ago

      6/8 Relieved to see the finish line, somehow, somewhere, I found the energy to put in a last 200 yard sprint, to overtake several, runners from some metres ahead, and just before I crossed the finish line, the blister burst - ouch! Victorious and thrilled to have made it to the end in 4:25:42, I hobbled to collect my medal and goody back before heading to the medical tent for treatment.

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    25

    • David Hay

      David Hay

      Oct 8, 2017

      Hope it all went well!

      £60.00

    • Frances Gill

      Frances Gill

      Sep 27, 2017

      Well done Janine!

      £10.00

    • Vanda

      Vanda

      Sep 27, 2017

      Well done Janine!

      £10.00

    • Liz Lewis

      Liz Lewis

      Sep 26, 2017

      Amazing effort - I am soooo impressed. Well done :)

      £30.00

    • Sarah Baber

      Sarah Baber

      Sep 26, 2017

      Wow Janine this is an amazing achievement and very humbling. Well done you!

      £10.00

    • HEM

      HEM

      Sep 26, 2017

      Well done Janine!

      £10.00

    • Matt Hasler

      Matt Hasler

      Sep 26, 2017

      Well done Janine!

      £10.00

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    Janine Collier

    Janine Collier

    Ely, United Kingdom

    I am running the Loch Ness Marathon on 24 September 2017. I would like to raise money to fund a mobile hoist for my sister, Sue, who is severely disabled with Primary Progressive MS. The training is tough but every step I take, I am grateful that it is a step I CAN take.

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