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I could jump out of a plane, but that’s just not my style so I’m opting to keep my feet firmly on the ground & hope that they don’t let me down in this challenge.
On December 23rd 2008 my Mum was given a definite diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, this was confirmed after almost a year of her feeling unwell after giving birth to my little sister Molly, she just put it down to having two kids to run around after & not quite as much sleep! Sadly by this point the ‘little monsters’ in her brain had already left her with no feeling in both of her hands & partially sited in her left eye to which she still has both of these symptoms to date.
Being just 4 years old, i was terrified the first time I saw my mum collapse to the ground & not respond, I was convinced she was dying if not already dead. Fast forward 10 years, I now know when Mum collapses I must not run around shouting ‘she’s dead, she’s dead’, instead I take her right hand as she has slightly more feeling in this one & ask her to squeeze it if she can hear me, she usually does & I then wait patiently for her eyes to open which can take anything up to 20 minutes. I tend to eat her sweet supply whilst I’m waiting as it’s one of the few times she’s quiet & can’t tell me not to!
Mum has to take over 30 tablets every day just to stand up straight & some days even that doesn’t work & she has to admit defeat but she never does so without a good fight & she fights every day. That’s why I want to push my body for 10 days so that I can fight alongside her, I’ve also roped my dad in to running with me & he was more than willing to be involved, thanks dad!
I’d love to see a cure for MS in my lifetime so that my Mum along with all the other sufferers don’t have to suffer any longer. Please donate & help find a cure.
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