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I am running Edinburgh Half Marathon & Womens 10K for The Difference - Borders Health Board Endowment Funds because the ITU unit saved my Dad's life!

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  • Event: Edinburgh Half Marathon 2018, 27 May 2018

The Difference - Borders Health Board Endowment Funds

We raise funds to enhance patient care in the Borders.

Charity Registration No. SC008225

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I'm raising funds for the Borders General Hospital's ITU unit.  In November last year I nearly lost my Dad to Legionnaires disease!  Thankfully, the amazing doctors and nurses at the BGH diagnosed, supported and cared for my Dad during his month's fight for life and I can't thank them enough.

I'm hoping the funds I raise can go towards a communications device to help patients communicate while on a ventilator.  Something we found difficult to do, even with our make shift cardboard alphabet board!  I'm just waiting to hear if they have something more important the unit needs to purchase... but all funds from this page and any off line donations will go to the ITU unit who cared for my Dad.

Please help me reach my goal of £1000... I know it's a big ask... but it could help make future patient & family experience that little bit easier going forward.

5 months on I'm proud to say my Dad is fit and healthy and only during the Easter break, were Helen and I able to walk to "The 3 Brethren" with him.  This was a momentous occasion for us all as this was where Helen and I went for a long walk one day to keep ourselves busy while Dad was fighting for his life.  We were able to keep our promise... to bring him with us next time we went.

Please give generously to help me thank the ITU unit.

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