Maria Artiles

Running 100k until Nov 26th / Corriendo 100k hasta Nov 26

Fundraising for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation
£410
raised of £250 target
by 14 supporters
Running 100k during my birthday month
In memory of Doddie Weir
My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

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Hola, me llamo María Artiles, tengo 19 años y hace 3 años y 5 meses que cambió mi vida.

En mayo de 2020 diagnosticaron con ELA (Esclerosis Lateral Amiotrófica) a mi padre, y desde entonces luchamos a diario para convivir con la enfermedad que arrebata de todo a mi padre y familia. Cualquiera que lo conozca sabe que Simon y rugby van en la misma frase, porque lo es todo para él. Desde ser jugador de rugby a cofundador de Trust Rugby International junto con su hermano y un amigo de ambos, y ejerciendo como entrenador de su equipo de rugby inclusivo, hasta que la enfermedad le arrebatara eso también.

Todo jugador de rugby tiene un jugador al que quieren parecerse o al que admira, para mi padre es Doddie Weir, exjugador de la selección escocesa y British & Irish Lion. Y es que lo siguió hasta su mismo diagnóstico de ELA en 2017, con lo que mi padre bromea que igual le pidió demasiado a su hada de los sueños parecerse a él…

Como es natural, siempre nos ha hablado de él y el impacto que ha tenido en él, por lo que todos en la familia lo consideramos uno más, por ello el pasado 26 de Noviembre tras su fallecimiento, todos sentimos su pérdida fuertemente y creo que toda la comunidad del rugby se sintió así también, porque tal fue su impacto y legado en todos.

Por suerte o por desgracia, el 26 de Noviembre resulta ser mi cumpleaños también, y llevo tiempo pensando cómo celebrar mis 20, ya que se siente un poco extraño celebrar tras lo vivido el año pasado.

Por eso he decidido que voy a hacer una cuenta atrás de 4 semanas, desde el 30 de octubre hasta el día de mi cumpleaños, y voy a salir a correr cada día con el objetivo de recorrer 100km durante ese tiempo hasta la fecha. Así que os invito a uniros a la causa siendo partícipes del desafío donando y/o saliendo a correr y contando vuestros kilómetros para añadirlos al desafío el cual podéis seguir a través de mi instagram y facebook @mariaabgivingback . Toda la recaudación será destinada a la fundación de My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.

Por mi padre, por Doddie y todos los enfermos y familiares afectados por la ELA.

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Hi there, my name is Maria Artiles, I am 19 years old and 3 years and 5 months ago my life changed.

In May 2020 my dad was diagnosed with MND (Motor Neuron Disease), and everyday since we fight to coexist with the disease that takes everything away from my dad and family. Anyone who has met him knows that Simon and rugby go in the same sentence, as rugby means the world to him. From being a rugby player to co-founding Trust Rugby International with his brother and a friend of theirs, and coaching their unified rugby team, until the disease took that away from him too.

Every rugby player has another they want to be like or look up to, for my dad it's Doddie Weir, former Scotland and British & Irish Lion, and he followed him through his MND journey too, which my dad jokes that maybe he asked for his dream to be like him too much…

Naturally, he has always told us about him and the impact he has had on him, so all of us in the family consider him as one of us, which is why on the 26th of November after his passing, we all felt his loss strongly and I think the whole rugby community felt that way too, because such was his impact and legacy on everyone.

Fortunately (or unfortunately) the 26th of November happens to be my birthday too, and I have been thinking for a while how to celebrate my 20th, as it would be strange after what happened.

That's why I've decided that I'm doing a countdown of 4 weeks from the 30th October until my birthday, Nov 26th, and I'm going to go for a run every day with the goal of running 100km during that time until that date. So I invite you to join the cause, being part of the challenge, by donating and/or going for a run and counting your kilometres to add them to the challenge which you can follow through my instagram and facebook @mariaabgivingback . All proceeds will go to the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

For my dad, for Doddie and all patients and relatives affected by MND.

About the charity

My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

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We are My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and we're absolutely committed to our goal: A World Free of MND. We will leave no stone unturned in the relentless pursuit of this goal as we fund, guide and enable the smartest, most efficient MND research to catalyse a cure for motor neuron disease.

Donation summary

Total raised
£409.28
+ £7.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£409.28
Offline donations
£0.00

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