I have apparently gone crazy and signed up for the Great North Run 2017...
On September 10th, I will be running the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields. Having not run in 5 years, I figured getting my fundraising going might give me the motivation I need to get my trainers out!
I am running in aid of Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research to day thank you for all the support they gave my cousin and her family in 2016 when a tumour was found on her spine, and after life altering surgery, she was unable to move her legs.
After a lengthy stay at Stoke Mandeville hospital and many hours of rehabilitation , she was able to return home to her three beautiful children able to walk!
Please give what you can to support this fantastic charity and all the work they do.
Paralysis is a fact of life for the 40,000 people living with spinal cord injury, and it can happen to anyone. For the majority of people, being unable to walk is just another challenge to add to the many other difficulties they face on a daily basis. Pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and pain are all a daily threat to quality of life, making it hard to 'get on with life'. SMSR is tackling these day to day challenges through research to ensure that individual's with spinal cord injury have the best quality of life possible.