Natalie Turner

Raising money for Oceans of Hope

Fundraising for Oceans of hope uk
raised of £500 target
Oceans of hope uk

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We run sailing events for people with MS to improve well being


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In January 2020, I was at work when I started feeling a little odd. The day before I'd walked about 4 miles, I was fit and healthy. Over the next few days I lost the ability to walk and thought I'd had a stroke (as did the doctors). After 10 days at Luton & Dunstable Hoospital, CT Scans, MRIs, a lumbar puncture and many blood tests, I was sent home and given a diagnosis of Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. My partner, Matt also has RRMS so I knew what I was facing.

I'm determined to do everything I can, while I can. It may take me longer, it may make me incredibly tired but I like having fun!

I heard about Oceans of Hope through a local WhatsApp Group for people with MS and immediately signed up. I never imagined I would be granted a place as my mobility isn't drastically impaired and I thought I wasn't worthy of a place. The support shown by the volunteer crew and other passengers was amazing...they all felt like family by the end of the day and I hope I'll be able to enjoy many more sailings...I think I've found a new addiction!

Thank you for taking the time to read my story. Every little helps, whether it's £1 or £100, thank you.

About the charity

Oceans of hope uk

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RCN 1180234
Oceans of Hope UK runs sailing events for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic condition where the body attacks the brain and nervous system. MS leads to physical, cognitive and emotional challenges many of which are not obvious and are difficult to explain. Oceans of Hope (UK) unites people with MS by working cooperatively in a sailing environment to overcome significant challenges. The events have helped participants to find strength and confidence, reigniting their desire to once again live their lives to the full rather than feeling limited by their disease.

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