On June 4th, we are running 5k as a team to raise money for The Wegener's Trust!
This is WHY
My Mum was the most wonderful person. She was kind, generous, loving and patient. An amazing doctor, loyal friend, wonderful wife and simply amazing mother. I have so much to learn from her and hope I can be as good to my own children as she was to us. Last summer, she died. And we miss her more than words can say.
Mum had a horrible illness called Vasculitis which is a disease that manifests itself in different ways according to each sufferer. This makes it very difficult to treat and specialists are few and far between. She suffered terribly from this illness and the side effects its treatment for 30 years.
She was treated by a wonderful doctor called Dr D'Cruz who has a real understanding of Vasculitis and related diseases. Vasculitis receives little to no funding in the UK and instead has to borrow its treatments from cancer in the hope that they will work. Dr D'Cruz is currently doing direct research with a scientist in trying to find the cause of Wegener's Granulomatosis which is one of the most common types of Vasculitis. His charity The Wegener's Trust operates out of Guy's and St Thomas's hospitals in London, UK.
By donating to this small, but specialised charity, you will be directly helping more research to be done on this disease and enabling specialists to make real advances in their areas of expertise.
I am thrilled that so many of my friends and family are joining me in this 5k run and am positive that, together, we can make a difference for other sufferers now and in the future.
THANK YOU from all of us in the Fender family! Mum would be so proud and so humbly grateful.
This is good to know:
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