My name is Erika Bohling, I am 20 years old and live in the Cotswolds. I love music, dancing and being outdoors.
I am also chronically ill.
I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a multi systemic genetic connective tissue disease, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) meaning my body can not control my autonomic nervousystem.
When I was 12 I was also diagnosed with severe Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It had taken control of all four of my limbs, rendering them useless. I was told that if I were to not successfully fight the condition that I would never walk again.
8 years on and in June 2017 I will be running the Cheltenham challenge half marathon in aid of the wonderful charity Scope.
I am extremely passionate about showing the ability in disability, to show the world that we matter too and that just because you may be disabled doesn't mean you can't do something.. just that you may have to do it in a different way.
This is why I chose Scope to fund raise for.
Scope are an incredible charity that campaign for equality and provide support for anyone with or affected by disability.
So please donate! Every donation, no matter how small, makes a BIG difference!
Have a beautiful day.