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Helena Mitchell

Helena's Half Marathon Challenge

I am running the Bristol Half Marathon for LUPUS UK because I want to raise money to find a cure for Lupus!

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  • Event: Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon 2019, 15 Sep 2019

LUPUS UK

We fund medical research to help find a cure for Lupus

Charity Registration No. 1051610, SC039682

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As many of you know I was diagnosed in 2017 with SLE and Discoid Lupus. Lupus UK along with my incredible team of doctors at Swindon Hospital have been an amazing support for me and as a result I have been in remission for 6 months now. 

I am lucky enough to be able to continue my life as normal, be successful in my amazing career that I love so much and be able to enjoy life with friends and family. However, other people are not so lucky.

 Lupus is a horrible lifelong condition that can and does kill, I know many people who have lost limbs, are not able to work, are paralysed/bed bound and infertile because of Lupus. Unfortunately I also know people who have died far too young (last year we lost someone from our support group who was only 28 years old!) It is a very serious condition and unfortunately there is no cure as of yet, because no one really knows about Lupus or why/how it can occur as its different for everyone. 

This is why I am challenging myself (I have always said I can't run and would struggle to run more than 5k) to run the Bristol Half Marathon, because so many people are suffering daily with Lupus, I wanted to push myself to help raise as much money as possible, to support those that are suffering and encourage them to not give up, to fight back like I have done and it will get better. 

I would love nothing more than to raise money to help these incredible doctors and researchers find a cure, so that more people can go into remission and be able to lead full, long, happy lives. I would really appreciate your support no matter how big or small it all counts, it's a very personal cause and would mean a lot if you could help me fight back. As the saying goes we are stronger together! 

If you would like more information about Lupus, what it is and what the incredible charity does for people like myself, please visit their website or message me if you want to know more about my personal story. https://www.lupusuk.org.uk/ 

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