Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. I am Emma, Lola’s mum.
Lola is 9 years old and suffers with asthma. Over the years we have faced a number of escalations of her condition but this year we're determined to take a new approach.
A couple of weeks ago Lola was unwell for several days; it’s always hard to see her suffer, but this time after a sleepless night she said,
“I wish I could stop it mummy. I want to help stop it!”
We sat down to talk about what she could do and how she feels, and she came up with idea of walking 1,000 miles. Of course, this is an ongoing challenge for a great cause, but it is also about inspiring and educating other children to get outside and to live a healthy lifestyle.
We usually hibernate once the winter comes, but this year it’s our intention to get outside every day (unless there are truly horrible conditions). Lola has used her pocket money to buy a pedometer and we have started tracking our steps and miles. So far we’ve managed 35 miles! These are miles walked specifically for the challenge, not inclusive of normal daily activity.
We hope you will join us and share our journey. Asthma is a condition that affects many families and the impact it has is widely unknown.
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