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Andrea Scholes

Andrea Scholes

running the Bupa London 10,000 for Histiocytosis UK because I love and miss my little man

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  • In memory of: Oliver Scholes
  • Event: BUPA London 10,000 2013, 27 May 2013

Histiocytosis UK

We fund research & information support to improve the lives of patients & families

Charity Registration No. 1158789

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I can't run.

The last time I tried was probably 20 years ago in an egg and spoon race.

You're probably wondering why I have signed up for this event, and now I'm creating this fundraising page, so am I!

Well, I'm doing it for Oliver. My little man died on June 5 at Leicester Royal Infirmary following a battle against hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis - HLH.

A few weeks earlier he was running around like any other two year old. He loved Thomas the Tank Engine, digging in the garden, jumping in muddy puddles and looking for adventure wherever he went.

Oliver only became ill a few weeks before he died. He was suffering with an ear infection that refused to get better. After a few different courses of antibiotics we found ourselves in hospital where his condition began to get worse.

He was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder which affected his immune system. It was trying too hard to fight the infection and was making the rest of his body ill as a result.

Sadly Oliver lost his battle with HLH a few days after his treatment began. It was also six days after his baby brother was born.

Because of HLH, Oliver will never get to prove what an amazing big brother he was set to be and Toby will never get to meet his big bro and learn lots of mischief from him.

On May 27, a year to the day since Oliver was in hospital, I will take part in the Bupa London 10,000 to raise money for The Histiocytosis Research Trust to help fund research into the illness and hopefully one day find a cure.

Any money you can donate will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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