Running the London Marathon is no easy feat for me - a non-runner who is 5ft in height, aged 40 and with a nine month old baby. P.E. and cross- country running were the things I disliked the most in school but this might be different, I will have a reason to do it and to finish it. I will be thinking of my dad every step of the way.
My dad - Trevor Hutson (67) from Stony Stratford - had a total laryngectomy two years ago after the doctors found a large chondrosacoma in his voice box. Facing the challenges to find a ‘new’ normal has been a struggle but with the help of our family and friends he is now getting used to living as a neck breather with a speech valve.
I'm raising money for NALC as a way of thanking them for helping my dad and to help all the other dads in the same position.
Raising awareness of neck breathers and of larys is important to us as a family. I want my son Finley (Trevor’s first grandchild) to know that being a laryngectomee doesn’t stop my dad from being the best GrandPapa there is.
We can all fight and win in our own way. It will be a challenge for me but nothing to what my dad has been through!
Please sponsor me to run the London Marathon in 2018.