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Mike Shepherd

Mike's North Pole Marathon on 11/04/2015

Running a 26.2 mile marathon at the north pole for IiME because they do research into the cause and testing of ME

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  • Event: North Pole Marathon, 11 Apr 2015

IiME

We fund biomedical research into ME to create a strategy for cure/treatment

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I have now completed the run, but the page is still open for donations.

It was arduous running for 8 hours and 25 minutes in -41c and a head wind, but rewarding.

This is the challenge of a lifetime and it is the result of my daughter having ME since September 2008. I have seen firsthand how damaging ME can be to a person’s life, their prospects and their family.

In addition to my daughters condition, in October 2012 I had a heart scare that resulted in me having a pace maker fitted. This affected my fitness, training and outlook on life. When that sort of life changing event occurs we all take a good look at our lives and decide what is important to us. For me it was my family and I decided there and then to do something that would help all families who struggle with ME / CFS. This will make me the first person to run the North Pole marathon with a pace maker.

So please dig deep and donate now.

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