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Benjamin Keane-Lyons

Running for fibro support

Rochdale 10k run for Fibromyalgia Action because my mum has fibromyalgia

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  • Event: Williams BMW Rochdale 10K, 08 Oct 2017

Fibromyalgia Action

We Provide information and support research to Improve treatment options for FM.

Charity Registration No. 1042582

Story

Some of you may or may not be aware that my mum Caron was diagnosed with Firbomyalgia around 4 years ago. After suffering for years with what was unknown at the time until a final diagnosis by her GP. She battled on but had to give up work 2 years ago. That was the end of 30 years of hairdressing a job she loved. It also meant the end of most of her social life as it is often difficult to compose your thoughts and speech due to fibro fog. The condition affects her both physically and mentally including memory loss, the inability to follow a convesation, joint pain, insomnia and regular fatigue where even to go up the stairs is painful and like running a marathon.  

More information about the condition and the symptoms can be found here

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Fibromyalgia/Pages/Introduction.aspx

There is no cure for the condition and very little is understood about it, she is currently on medication which only masks the symptoms.. That's why the money going to Fibromyalgia Action UK is so important to assist in research and to help the charity to continue to help sufferers around the UK and campaign to ensure treatment is no longer a post code lottery which is currently the case. 

Over 12 months ago I couldnt go for a job never mind a 10k so this will be a challenge. 

 Please support me if you can. 

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