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London Marathon for Dyspraxia Foundation because I want help other people affected by Dyspraxia

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  • Event: London Marathon 2018, 22 Apr 2018

Dyspraxia Foundation

We aim to improve awareness & understanding to support all those affected by dyspraxia

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I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at the age of 2.  Dyspraxia is a condition that can severely affect and hinder someone's coordination.  For me, it affected my ability to speak as I was unable to coordinate my tongue correctly or make the necessary shapes and sounds to talk.

I attended weekly speech therapy sessions at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London from the age of 2 and a half.  With the help I received from my speech therapist, I was finally able to say my first words at the age of 4.  

When I started school, I attended the language department of Mead Primary School in Harold Hill.  After two years, I had progressed enough to attend mainstream school.  

Despite the effects Dyspraxia can have on coordination, I am quite sporty and decided to run the London Marathon to help others affected. 

I want to help raise money for other people affected by Dyspraxia, as well as raise awareness of the condition.  

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