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Tim & Caitlin run to beat MS

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Team story

[lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]One morning in the summer of 2005, Tim woke up with a numb hand.  This was the start of a journey that led, four years later, to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]What is MS?[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).  MS affects different people in different ways. In any one person, the symptoms can vary from day to day. It is not fatal and most people with MS live about as long as everyone else. There is a wide range of possible symptoms. Some of the most common for people who are newly diagnosed are fatigue (a kind of exhaustion), stumbling more than before, unusual feelings in the skin (such as pins and needles or numbness), slowed thinking or problems with eyesight.  Not everyone experiences all of them.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]For Tim, symptoms include numbness, pins & needles and a loss of muscle strength in the left-hand side of his body.  Tim likes to run.  His symptoms sometimes make this difficult, but not impossible and he's mostly stubborn enough to ignore his body, knowing that there are people far worse affected by MS than he is and that he's lucky to be able to do as much as he does.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]In 2015, Tim and Caitlin are going to run the London Marathon to raise money for the MS Trust.  Both have run half marathons before, but this will be the longest and most difficult challenge yet.  If you're going to run a marathon, you're going to try the biggest and best marathon you can find, right?[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The MS Trust is a fantastic charity: it is dedicated to making life better for people living with multiple sclerosis by providing free information to everyone affected by MS and by supporting the health professionals who work with multiple sclerosis. The MS Trust provides and funds information that is tailored to what people want to know, education for health professionals about what people with multiple sclerosis need, research into better management of MS and support for anyone affected by MS.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. [lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations[lt]/div[gt][p] One morning in the summer of 2005, Tim woke up with a numb hand.  This was the start of a journey that led, four years later, to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.[/p][p]What is MS?[/p][p]Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).  MS affects different people in different ways. In any one person, the symptoms can vary from day to day. It is not fatal and most people with MS live about as long as everyone else. There is a wide range of possible symptoms. Some of the most common for people who are newly diagnosed are fatigue (a kind of exhaustion), stumbling more than before, unusual feelings in the skin (such as pins and needles or numbness), slowed thinking or problems with eyesight.  Not everyone experiences all of them.[/p][p]For Tim, symptoms include numbness, pins & needles and a loss of muscle strength in the left-hand side of his body.  Tim likes to run.  His symptoms sometimes make this difficult, but not impossible and he's mostly stubborn enough to ignore his body, knowing that there are people far worse affected by MS than he is and that he's lucky to be able to do as much as he does.[/p][p]In 2015, Tim and Caitlin are going to run the London Marathon to raise money for the MS Trust.  Both have run half marathons before, but this will be the longest and most difficult challenge yet.  If you're going to run a marathon, you're going to try the biggest and best marathon you can find, right?[/p][p]The MS Trust is a fantastic charity: it is dedicated to making life better for people living with multiple sclerosis by providing free information to everyone affected by MS and by supporting the health professionals who work with multiple sclerosis. The MS Trust provides and funds information that is tailored to what people want to know, education for health professionals about what people with multiple sclerosis need, research into better management of MS and support for anyone affected by MS.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. [/p][p]We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations[/p]

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10-Jun-2015

A fellow music-lover

Thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on your achievement. What an inspiring and oustanding partnership you continue to be.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

30-May-2015

Anonymous

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

14-May-2015

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

14-May-2015

Carol

From Carol from Hartwell. Stopped car in street and handed donation to Dad having read Facebook message.

£10.00

13-May-2015

hohohiha

You're an inspirational tit.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

10-May-2015

Ben Hargreaves

Fantastic job guys, great effort both of you. Sorry for the delayed donation but loved following your progress along the way. Well done again!

£50.00

09-May-2015

Cx

I couldn't have done it without you. You are crazy, in the best possible way.

£102.20 plus £25.55 Gift Aid

08-May-2015

Tim Sorrell

We joke about it, but running 26.2 miles with you (and all those miles in training) has been a brilliant experience and it was an incredible achievement. I might still be in Canary Wharf now if you hadn't towed me out of there!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

07-May-2015

Des

Haha, better late than never......

01-May-2015

Selene

£20.00

Tim Sorrell

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Caitlin Sorrell

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