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Taking part in the BUPA Great North Run for Cystic Fibrosis Trust because I have Cystic Fibrosis

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  • Event: Bupa Great North Run 2012, 16 Sep 2012

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

We work throughout the UK with one mission to beat cystic fibrosis for good

Charity Registration No. 1079049 (England and Wales) & SC040196 (Scotland)

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Born Dec 26th 1983. On Friday the 13th of August 1985 I was handed a death sentence, that being the diagnosis of the genetically inherited disease Cystic Fibrosis, which causes progressive lung damage and for which there is currently no cure. In January 2010, a severe bout of pneumonia caused a massive decline in my health and I was in and out of hospital on a monthly basis and was reliant on supplementry oxygen. In November 2010 I was referred to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle to be assessed for a double lung transplant. On January 7th 2011, I was placed on the UK’s active transplant list.

Words can't explain the whirlwind of emotions that you go through whilst waiting for a transplant. I knew the statistics, it could take days, months, years even to find a match and I could die waiting. But I’d come so far and wasn’t ready to die yet even though at 27 years of age I was been told in no uncertain terms that without a transplant I would die. I was staring my own mortality in the face.

I waited 7 months and 27 days with two false alarms during that time. Then in August 2011 my life was to change forever. I recieved the phone call that didnt just save my life, it gave me back my life.

So now I want to give something back, i want to use the gift of life that i so greatfully recieved to help other's in my situation. CF is a cruel disease that takes far too many young lives so please help me to make a difference!

From the bottom of my heart

Thank you xx

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