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Gemma Cleland

5k challenge for Fungal Infection Trust

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My step-dad Derek Campbell, a 51-year-old non-smoker, was diagnosed last year with a rare and incurable lung condition called Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis.[/p][p]Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CPA) affects 3 million people around the world, but is very often mis-diagnosed and confused with other health problems such as cancer or tuberculosis. Treatment of CPA is most often using antifungal drugs, which can be effective in limiting the advance of the disease though cannot cure it.[/p][p]Unfortunately, Derek has been found to have a very complicated case affecting both lungs and it is inoperable. He receives antifungal therapy to try and slow the infection down, but has already found to be resistant to one of the main medications used to treat the condition.[/p][p]This is why even although I'm not a runner I have chosen this challenge to try and raise funds for the charity FIT (Fungal Infection Trust), in the hope that with further research and awareness one day a cure may be found. If you can help in even the smallest way it would be very much appreciated.[/p][p]Thank you,[/p][p]Gemma[/p][p][img][/img][/p][p][img][/img][img][/img][/p]
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Mar 12, 2018


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 12, 2018

Alex and Betty

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 11, 2018

Cath and Ray

Good Luck Gem xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 9, 2018



Mar 8, 2018


Mar 8, 2018

John M

All the best to Derek and family.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2018

Steven Godwin.

Good luck Gemma. Hope the weather holds out for you.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2018


Good Luck Gemma Xxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 6, 2018


Smash it

Mar 6, 2018


There you go sis. Better prep for a chilly Sunday!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid