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My name is Jeremy Helm, I am going to run my 1st Marathon to fundraise for Different Strokes.
So why am I fundraising for this Charity in particular?
I have a personal Interest in trying to raise money and maybe more importantly awareness of head injury issues due to a having a Haemorrhagic Stroke at the age of 4 years old , thus changing the lives both myself and my family.
I spent many months after I came out of hospital having tough and gruelling physio,hydro and speech therapy.
In time I started walking and my speech returned, however I now live with the physical and mental disabilities that are commonly associated with Stroke Survivors such as
Right Sided Hemiplegia
Now 31 years old, having lived through childhood into adulthood with physical and at times mental issues, I believe this charity to be a great help and support to other young stroke survivors who will be in a similar position to myself.
A great passion in my life has been running and I represented Yorkshire as a disabled athlete as well as being a long term member of Holmfirth Harriers Athletics Club hence my ambition to run the marathon and support my chosen charity.
This is why I am passionate to raise money for this worthwhile cause.