I will be running in the 5K Colour Obstacle Rush at the Wolverhampton race course on the 27thJuly 2019 to raise funds for Ammalife. Ammalife works to save the lives of mothers at risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth in some of the poorest countries in the world through research, and investing in change makers and partnerships that make a difference.
Last year I experienced first hand the ravages of sepsis, when I was hospitalised with severe sepsis and its complications which almost claimed my life. I spent two weeks in intensive care and a total of three months admission in hospital. I had to have multiple operations including to my legs and needed extensive Physiotherapy to walk again. Now that I have recovered, I would like to put my legs to good use and to raise money for a good cause!
Ammalife has been working with a local organisation, PACHI, to care for mothers who are suffering from maternal sepsis in Malawi, my home country. They provide essential medical equipment, and training to enable doctors, nurses and clinical officers to quickly diagnose and treat mothers who have sepsis, as well as providing hygiene equipment and training to stop the spread of infections, which can lead to sepsis. Having experienced sepsis myself, I know this is a great cause. Sepsis is a terrible condition, and no mother should die whilst giving life.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was part of my own sepsis miracle -all the amazing NHS staff that looked after me and family, friends and colleagues who supported me and my family immensely. Words cannot express enough my thanks to all of you. May God bless you.
Please continue to support Ammalife and its work. You can find out more about Ammalife here: http://www.ammalife.org/
Thank you for all your support!