£762raised of £2,500 target by 32 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to Provide funding for medical/physiotherapy support for Preston with Cystic Fibrosis

Northampton, United Kingdom
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I will be running the Birmingham International Marathon on 15th October 2017.
For me, this will be a challenge like no other as I have Cystic Fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life shortening, genetic condition that slowly destroys the lungs and digestive system.
5 babies are born and 2 people die with C.F each week. 50% will not live to celebrate their 40th birthday.

I started running to act as a positive role model for my children, Skye (a carrier of the C.F gene) and Preston (with C.F)
My aim is to raise awareness and encourage others with C.F to be ambitious and chase their dreams.
Nothing is impossible and my wish is that by crossing the finish line I will offer hope to others.

Running has become an essential part of my treatment, helping to clear the thick mucous from my lungs, which attract the harmful bugs which cause lung damage and progression of C.F.

We have to set aside many hours in our day for treatments, including physiotherapy, breathing techniques, oral, nebulised and intravenous drugs.

I am fundraising to support my little boy, Preston, who also has Cystic Fibrosis.
Preston will need continued medical/physiotherapy equipment to ensure he has the best quality of life as he grows into a strong young man.

With CF life expectancy hanging over us, I am determined to provide Preston with the best quality of life so that he can one day step into his mummys running shoes and continue to raise awareness and funds for our C.F. community.

Once my target has been reached I will be donating 50% to the C.F. trust to fund research Into vital drugs and research into a cure.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story.

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    • Graham W

      Graham W

      Dec 18, 2017

      Natalie - Such an inspiring story! I wish you and Preston every success with your fundraising.


    • Graham W

      Graham W

      Dec 18, 2017

      Natalie - you are truly amazing and it's a great privilege to make a donation in support of your campaign. All power to you!


    • Lisa Jackson

      Lisa Jackson

      Dec 18, 2017

      Natalie, you are amazing and I love your zest for life and can-do, inspiring attitude. It was an honour to interview you for Women's Running. Huge hug to your superhero son!


    • Frank Doherty

      Frank Doherty

      Nov 8, 2017

      My son Ben died of CF in 2008.


    • Rob and Val Bierton(Cath's parents)

      Rob and Val Bierton(Cath's parents)

      Oct 15, 2017

      Well done Natalie!


    • Lucy Somers

      Lucy Somers

      Oct 15, 2017

      You are an excellent role model for those beautiful children of yours. I have no doubt that you will absolutely smash it today. I have so much respect for you. You are amazing. Xxx


    • harold swanborough

      harold swanborough

      Oct 15, 2017

      all the best hun for marathon. you will kick arse lots of love xxx


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    Natalie Crawford

    Natalie Crawford

    Northampton, United Kingdom

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