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Jessica King

London Marathon 2019

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My story

[p]This will be my third challenge to help raise funding and awareness for the MND association. It’s by far my biggest challenge yet!! [/p][p]This is something that is so close to my heart. Many people who know me will already be aware of my Mothers diagnosis of MND in February 2016. This was devastating news for the entire family and many friends also.[/p][p]Since then Mum has shown such inner strength and courage to over come any obstacle thrown in her direction! This makes me feel immense pride to see how she continues to battle on through this cruel and unfair disease while knowing how difficult day to day life is for her. Completely loosing her independence and having to ask for assistance to do the simplest of tasks such as changing the channel on the TV, eating her meals, changing her clothes and even placing her hands on the arms of her wheelchair. This is the severity of this condition and it’s heart breaking.[/p][p]This past year has been the most strenuous by far.... Mum is now totally reliant on other people and has very minimal mobility from the neck down. With her speech decreasing slowly and receiving medication through a PEG it brings forward the harsh reality of this disease, and trying to cope with it.[/p][p]My Mum is my world and the helplessness I continue to feel knowing that I cannot protect her from anything she has to face ahead is so disturbing to live with. [/p][p]I strongly feel awareness is key, like with any terminal illness. If people aren’t educated or even understand the condition along with all the complexities we can’t grow and assist people that are in desperation of help.[/p][p]There are a number of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, doctors, carers, speech therapists, social workers, lung specialists, dietians, mobility aids, speech aids, home care packages, counselling sessions, home adaptations, suction equipment, PEG equipment and training that become a NECESSITY within a sufferer from MND’s life. Without these vital things people simply can’t cope. It’s not only the person suffering from MND who requires help and guidance but also the families and friends, as it doesn’t just effect one person, it also changes the lives surrounding them.[/p][p]My mission is to spread as much awareness as possible and help build people’s knowledge. So Thankyou for taking the time to read my story, I hope it inspires you to like, share and even dontate to this truly worthwhile cause![/p][p]Never give up hope!! ??????????[/p][p][br][/p]

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May 1, 2019

Paula King

I'm proud beyond words. Everything you do is selfless your always thinking of others.. Especially me. I'll be with you in every stride you take encouraging your mind and body to get you through this mammoth challenge. G

May 1, 2019

Beth Jevons

Truly amazing what you’ve done Jess :) So so proud of you!!x

Apr 30, 2019

Abby Wolfenden

You’re amazing Jess!!

£20.00

Apr 29, 2019

Charlotte denning

Super proud of you Jess!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Paul and Adele

Super Proud..... Another Fantastic Achievement

£250.00

Apr 28, 2019

Tanya Byrne

Well done Jess. Your mum must be bursting with pride right now. Love to all. Tanya. Xx

Apr 28, 2019

Shanead

You are incredible xxxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00

Apr 28, 2019

Debs and Chico

Well done Jess your Mum must be super proud xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Cora Graham

Truly amazing!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid