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Christina Wilmowski

10k run for Epilepsy Society

I'm running round a lake twice for Epilepsy Society because it's a fantastically supportive charity!

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  • Event: Winter Wonderwheels, 01 Dec 2019

Epilepsy Society

We conduct world class medical research projects. We diagnose and treat thousands of people with epilepsy every year. We do this and much more. We are the UK’s national medical epilepsy charity. With Epilepsy Society, you don’t have to deal with epilepsy alone.

Charity Registration No. 206186

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10k might be a fun way to start the weekend for some, but I haven't been to the gym in five years and can't make it upstairs without getting out of breath!

I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2013, and I stopped exercising for a long time when it became almost overwhelming. I was having seizures every eight weeks, and stopped exercising to focus on regaining my energy. Now it's time to grab my trainers, get running and raise some money for a brilliantly supportive charity. 

This year marks seven years since I had my first seizure, so it's quite fitting that the brilliant company I work for - Search Seven - match all of the money I raise (up to £250). On 7th December I will also be one-year seizure free, something I haven't been able to say since I was diagnosed. Definitely something to celebrate with sweat!

So please, help me raise money for such a fantastic charity - not only do Epilepsy Society provide vital information, support and research, they're also working with the government to keep the conversation open on Brexit restrictions for medication access.

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