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Running London Marathon in bunny ears

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My story

[p]Hi everyone[/p][p]***I did it!! It took me 6 hours and 21 minutes, which was a bit longer than I hoped, but it turns out I can't run as fast as I thought! Still, I finished, got the medal, the t-shirt and the blisters, and most importantly have raised a really terrific sum for the Neuro Foundation! Thanks so much to everyone who has contibuted - and more donations have been coming in even after the event. We're really overwhelmed by the support. I'd do a little dance at this point - but I can't actually move my legs in a co-ordinated way at the moment :-) ***[/p][p]My littlest niece Rowan has neurofibromatosis (NF1), a neurological condition caused by a ‘spelling mistake’ in the genetic code. She recently finished 18 months of chemotherapy for a tumour on her optic nerve. The excellent news is that, after a heck of a lot of hospital visits for a 5 year-old, the tumour is stable – although the sight she has lost will not come back.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]NF1 differs wildly in how it affects people who have it, but possible life-long health complications include benign lumps, bumps, growths and nodules.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Around 1 in 2,500 people is born with NF1, but despite being pretty common there is not very much awareness of it. That’s why I am planning to run the London Marathon 2012 to raise money for The Neuro Foundation, the charity that aims to improve the lives of people with NF by providing information and support, advocacy, and promoting research.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]I need to raise a minimum of £2000 through this really long run on 22nd April 2012. [lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Oh, and I will be wearing bunny ears and a cotton tail, as Rowan loves rabbits.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Any and all pledges towards this goal would be most welcome, and I hope to see lots of cheery, cheering supporters along the route on the day. Carrots optional. Sticks definitely not required…[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Thanks very much. You’ll find a whole lot more information about NF and The Neuro Foundation at [url=http://www.nfauk.org/]http://www.nfauk.org/[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Jess[/p][p]PS Rowan would like to point out that she is now 6, and will be 6 1/4 by marathon day. [/p]

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Peter & Genevieve Davies

Very well done Jess!

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Very impressive! Well don.

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Andrew Marsham

Well done, Jess!

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Derek Todd

A top up.



Mike and family

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Bryonie,Kieron,Rachel and Cameron

Well done Jess-clearly the ears aren't very aerodynamic and would have affected your time. We are in awe of anyone who can complete this and delighted to support the charity. Rowan you are a trooper!

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Well done!



Esme Fleeman

Hope You Finished!

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sandra ann whitlie

Well done... I'm a friend of carolines... My sister-in law ran it a few years ago. Madness at its extreme! A good cause though.