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I am running the Great North Run for MS-UK because I have MS and they have helped and supported me.

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  • Event: Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019, 08 Sep 2019

#TeamPurple Great North Run 2019

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MS-UK

Join #TeamPurple in its new event, the Great North Run!

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Story

Having been diagnosed with MS in April 2018 I was scared and uncertain of my future. Faced with having to take daily meds and wondering if I was going to be able to walk soon let alone run, I decided to explore treatment options for MS. With the support of my medical team I embarked on the Best Bet diet, increased my exercise and started on several supplements. This routine has not only kept me in remission and healthy but I feel it has made me stronger. Post diagnosis I ran two half marathons in 2018 and then joined Team Purple in London and completed the London Marathon in April 2019 just 1 yr after diagnosis. 

Running has become my medicine, I have learned when to push, when to rest and how to fuel my body and I am incredibly grateful to be able to remain mobile and strong. I don't know if I will always stay like this and I would say I battle with mental health too to stay positive and focussed. 

There are several people who help me keep physically and spiritually healthy. Fiona Watt at Five Star and all my running buddies. Karina for guiding me in Yoga and Connie for the Hypnotherapy and MS-UK have helped me with counselling too. MS-UK help people with MS lead independent lives, they provide a much needed service from people who have vast experience of this devastating disorder. 

Help me to give back and to continue to raise funds for this smaller charity providing a great service for people and their families living with MS.

Join #teampurple in the Great North Run!

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