Michelle Thompson

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Fundraising for UK Sepsis Trust
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Event: SimplyHealth Great North Run 2018, on 9 September 2018
In memory of Jessica Mcenroe
UK Sepsis Trust

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On the 8th September 2017 only 10 hours short of her 27th birthday my beloved youngest daughter Jessica lost her life to the dreadful illness that is Sepsis.

The speed of this was terrifying. Having just celebrated a family pre birthday meal Jessica returned home and later that evening indicated that she was not feeling well. Sadly Jessica died in hospital some 12 hours later despite all efforts to save her.

Jessica was our much loved daughter, girlfriend and a younger sister to Sarah and adored and adoring aunty to her three nieces. A very popular young woman with friends far and wide she is so missed by many. It’s hard to explain how much you take for granted in life and I realise how much I miss her, and what I would give to get the little phone calls asking ‘what are you having for tea?’

And so in her memory I am taking part in the Great North Run on what would have been her 28th Birthday on 9th September 2018 and Jess would have been the first to say ‘Get you Mitch! I cannot believe you are going to do that’.

Born on 09.09.90 Jessica was a vibrant young lady who was the butt of many jokes for her constantly changing hair colour. Jess suffered for most of her life with the auto immune disease Mixed Connective Tissue Disease but never let anything stand in her way and was always determined to live her life to the best of her ability even though she suffered extreme pain most days.

Jessica studied hard and played harder determined to never let life get her down. She attended St Peter and St Pauls School in Cramlington and then St Benet Biscop School in Bedlington, then graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Advertising and Media Studies and quickly started working for Drummond Central, Advertising Agency. Here she found her niche in life and her happiness continued into her personal life when she and her boyfriend bought their first home just some 10 months before she succumbed to Sepsis.

I realise there are many requests for sponsorship but please dig deep in memory of our beloved Jess and also in the hope that the work of the SEPSIS Trust will help other families have a more positive outcome. Sepsis kills over 44,000 people a year in the UK alone more than breast cancer, bowel cancer and prostate cancer collectively. Sepsis initially presents itself with flu like symptoms but can deteriorate rapidly into a life threatening condition. Please be aware. Please donate what you can.

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UK Sepsis Trust

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RCN 1158843
Sepsis accounts for 48,000 deaths annually in the UK, that’s more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer put together. Sepsis is what happens when our immune system overreacts to an infection. Symptoms initially present as flu like but can rapidly deteriorate into a life threatening condition.

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