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Anisah Osman Britton

Anisah Osman Britton

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]TL;DR[/b] Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital saved me in more ways than one. I cost them and the NHS money so I'm running to give back to them, to thank them, to show them how much I appreciate what they did for me and for so many others. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]In October 2018[/b] I was admitted to Guy's Hospital for a planned right robot assisted thymectomy - in layman terms, they removed my thymus gland. I have a health, erm, challenge known as Myasthenia Gravis and removing my thymus gland can reduce the risk of tumours and can also improve the muscle weakness I experience (in conjunction with my super pills). [/p][p]For the longest time, I could barely walk around the block. And now, I plan to run 26.2 miles through London, pandemic allowing. [/p][p][b]Why?[/b][/p][p]Guy's and St Thomas' saved my life:[/p][p]I have one of the best consultants in the world that I get to see at St Thomas' (or at Moorfields), [/p][p]two incredible surgeons, [/p][p]a special anaesthetist (who kept me calm in the minutes running up to the op whilst I was panicking), [/p][p]a nurse who told me I was OK and that I had a lot of life to live; [/p][p]another that made me tea and got me extra biscuits; [/p][p]a nurse who got tearful when she realised I hadn't been given pain relief for a long time; [/p][p]morphine on tap; [/p][p]a brilliant view through my hospital window; [/p][p]and just a constant stream of kindness and love that I hadn't quite expected. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]To be able to raise money for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital means I can raise awareness of the incredible work the institution does across care, research, and education. Through the last year, this has become even more important. I hope this will allow more people to access their services for a long time to come. [/b][/p][p][br][/p][p][b][i]Myasthenia Gravis[/i][/b][i]- Myasthenia gravis, which literally means grave muscular weakness, is a rare long-term condition that causes muscle weakness that comes and goes. It most commonly affects the muscles that control the eyes and eyelids, facial expressions, chewing, swallowing and speaking. But it can affect most parts of the body. It can affect people of any age, typically starting in women under 40 and men over 60.[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][img][/img][/p]

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Supporters


May 11, 2021

Seb

Wow. Inspiring story!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Apr 7, 2021

Max Nussenbaum from On Deck Writers

£5.00


Oct 5, 2020

A Ware

Excited for you to continue you journey Anisah!!!

£30.00


Oct 4, 2020

NB

You're amazing xxx


Jun 25, 2020

AMI


May 8, 2020

Hanna

Brilliant x

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Apr 26, 2020

Love Robin

Dear Anisah, Honestly I am more proud of you for loving thy self and celebrating YOU on this special day! The process to getting where you are NOW is what I celebrate and bow to you for. I need no Marathon ;-).Run one in private with me I’d be honored.

£100.00


Mar 6, 2020

Nam H


Mar 4, 2020

Aba

Go Anisah!!!!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Mar 3, 2020

Anonymous

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