Usman Hussain

Usman's London Marathon In honour of Kaneez Begum for Muscular Dystrophy UK

Fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK
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Event: London Marathon 2021, on 3 October 2021
In memory of Kaneez Begum
#TeamOrange London Marathon 2021
Campaign by Muscular Dystrophy UK (RCN 205395 (England and Wales) - SC039445 (Scotland))
Our fantastic #TeamOrange runners are taking on the London Marathon 2021 to make every step count in the race to beat muscle-wasting conditions.


*Fundraising transferred over from Gofund me

Thank you so much for checking out my JustGiving fundraising  page! 
On the 3rd of October I will be participating in the London Marathon in honor of my grandma Kaneez Begum.
The last year has been heavy to say the least, as a family we lost our beloved grandma caring mother and devoted wife in November to the horror of COVID-19. As the pandemic has raged through everyone's life, many of us have had to deal with trauma of losing a loved one in these challenging times.
My grandma Kaneez was born in Jhelum, a city in northeast Pakistan, and moved to Bradford in 1971 shortly after marrying my grandad Khadim, who had found work in the city’s textiles factories. Despite being diagnosed with Muscular dystrophy in the mid-1970s, she refused to let the debilitating illness beat her. As her mobility became increasingly limited and being psychically restricted to a wheelchair, her determination to still get out and about only grew stronger. My Grandma has been a source of inspiration in our family and community for a very long time, her physical and emotional presence has and will be greatly missed.
As a young child I never understood the virtue of patience, however through the years witnessing my grandma seek solace in her illnesses and her devotion to her family she became a role model like no other. Seeing first hand her grace and dignity in challenging times of battling cancer, heart attacks and strokes back to back many would loose the will to live, but not my grandma she was a fighter! Oh Yes, she as was a fighter, a fighter like no other! Many friends and family would come visit her  bedside, and never would she make them feel like they were visiting an ill person . It was as if her duty was to reverse the attention from herself on to them and make them feel at ease.   
My Grandma suffered from Muscular Dystrophy which is an inherited genetic condition that causes the muscles to weaken over time. Therefore my family has chosen to support Muscular Dystrophy UK  which is he leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions. They are dedicated to beating muscular dystrophy and other related conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
From the bottom of my heart I welcome everyone to join me in making a difference by supporting a good cause! I'm raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK and any donation will help make an impact. Please when you make a donation can you select Gift Aid, as this allows the chaity to claim 20% more in tax with no extra cost to you. 
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause which means so much to me. 

Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 children and adults living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. There's currently no cure, and it many cases, it limits lives. MDUK do vital work in funding pioneering research into treatments and cures as well as providing vital information, advice, resources and support for individuals and families living with these conditions.All donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

About the campaign

Our fantastic #TeamOrange runners are taking on the London Marathon 2021 to make every step count in the race to beat muscle-wasting conditions.

About the charity

Muscular Dystrophy UK

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RCN 205395 (England and Wales) - SC039445 (Scotland)
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions.

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