Patrick Goonan

Patrick's London Landmarks Half Marathon 2019 page

Fundraising for Addison's Disease Self-Help Group
raised of £1,000 target
by 21 supporters
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Event: London Landmarks Half Marathon 2019, on 24 March 2019
Participants: Aisling Ridge
We support people living with Addison's to improve their quality of life


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In 2016 my wife, Ríoghnach was admitted to hospital suffering from what we didn’t know the time was an adrenal crisis which proved to be near fatal.

 It was after this that she was diagnosed with Addison’s Diease (hypoadrenalism or adrenal insufficiency) which is a rare, potentially fatal condition where the adrenal glands cease to function. People with Addison’s disease require life-long, daily treatment with replacement steroid hormones.

As well as now having Addison’s Disease Ríoghnach has other pre existing autoimmune conditions which put a great stress on her body, making her at times incredibly unwell. Due to the fact that Adisson’s Disease is a rare disease with just 9,000 sufferers in UK and Ireland it has at times been a real struggle to get the medical support she has desperately needed.

The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group has been a great source of information and support for Ríoghnach in helping her deal with and better understand the Disease.

For that reason I along with my sister in law, Aisling are going to run the London Landmark’s Half Marathon on 24th March to raise awareness and money for this great charity.

I would be extremely grateful for any donation you could make big or small!

Thanks, Patrick.

About the charity

Founded in 1984, we're the UK and Ireland charity for all affected by Addison's disease and adrenal insufficiency. We work to support and promote better medical understanding of this rare, life-threatening condition. All donations go to our 'unrestricted' funds, to help us in this vital work.

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