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Fiona Baker-Holden

Running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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My story

[p][b][i][u]I am running the Edinburgh 10K for Headway on 05 September 2020 to say thank you to them[/u][/i][/b].[/p][p]The Headway website and brain injury identity card have been real eye-openers and saviours to me, in the comprehensive amount of information about brain injuries I have managed to find out. Finding their website was an emotional break-through for me![/p][p] [/p][p]Following a near fatal, high speed, sporting accident in 2018 whilst racing at the Isle Of Man TT races, which left me with a broken neck, some brain injuries, severed ligaments in my right arm and severed nerves from my spine into my right arm, I have learned so much information from Headway about the brain injuries I am faced with and realised I wasn’t imagining things. [/p][p]After spending a month in hospital following my accident, I had to learn to walk again as well as learn to do many other basic actions, including running. I spent 18 months off work rehabilitating, trying to get an arm I thought I'd never get the use of to work again, as well as teach my brain new ways to do things and try to come to terms with the difficulties I encounter on a daily basis.[/p][p]Running has been something I can do to feel well, which takes the focus of the pain away from my arm and that isn’t too mentally taxing for me - bearing in mind that it took about 6 months to even be able to run a single mile, once I’d got walking again. [/p][p]So for me to be able to complete the 10K for Headway, it will be a fantastic achievement in raising money and be a physical achievement too, because while I run to feel well, running isn’t something I enjoy doing! But because I’m doing it for Headway: it will be worth it.[/p]
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Supporters

Mar 15, 2020

John Holden

£70.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

Mar 9, 2020

AJ and Nicky

Best of luck Fi

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 16, 2020

David & Alice

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 23, 2020

Sandy Mayhew

Good on you Fiona. I'll always remember you and your dad were first over to check I was OK when I came off at East Fortune. Nowhere near as serious as your accident but still nice when people show concern

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 22, 2020

Mario Stropek - Austria

I hope yourself do better day by day, Fiona.

£28.75

Jan 21, 2020

Elizabeth Mayhew

Good luck!

£10.00

Jan 21, 2020

Diana Dyce

Inspirational, you always were an awesome woman. Wonderful place, scenery wise to face just another challenge

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020

Woody

All the best Fi, you can do it!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 15, 2020

Joyce Couper

Thank you for the support and the memories you created for Andrew. The best of luck with your run.

£50.00

Jan 15, 2020

Mooooooooooo

All my best

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid