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Gary Froy

Challenge 271 for PC 271

I'm running & cycling 271km from Cromer to Watford for Kidney Research UK because I want to raise money for Kidney Research UK

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Kidney Research UK

We fund & deliver ground-breaking research to develop treatment and save lives.

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Hey Everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. As many of you are aware my Dad sadly passed away In December 2013 after a long battle with illness. Not only did Dad have Cancer and 3 Heart Attacks, but also Kidney Failure which eventually cost him his life.

Dad spent over 4 years on Kidney Dialysis at Watford General Hospital, a process which involved sitting in a bed for around 5 hours, 3 times a week. This long, boring process was mentally challenging for Dad as he had to give up work and would often leave in great pain from each visit. In March 2012, Dad was given the opportunity to have home Dialysis. This now involved being attached to a machine for 8 hours a night, every night, 365 days a year. Although this gave Dad greater freedom during the day, the home Dialysis would regularly fail and Dad would end up in Hammersmith Hospital clinging to his life for days on end. As things worsened, Dad was required to wear an Oxygen mask to sleep, whilst he lost the feelings in his hands and feet meaning it was impossible to drive and very painful to even walk.

However, even through all of this Dad would not show any signs of weakness to friends or family. He was forever smiling, laughing and being positive to anyone who met him and for many they didn't even realise how ill he was. Dad sadly lost his battle at 6.31pm on Tuesday 3rd December 2013. Dad was a hero, a man who would do anything for anyone else and now is the time for me to give something back. I will be looking to raise a large sum of money to help find a cure, in order that other families don't have to suffer as we have. I shall be travelling 271km over 5 days as Dad was PC 271 for 40 years with Hertfordshire Police.

Thank you very much for reading and your generosity is hugely appreciated by all of the Froy's. x

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