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[p]Anyone who knows me knows that my family are my life , they are my absolute world and we do everything together.. I have 2 amazing , inspiring children , Jack who is 17 and Lizzie who is 13.[/p][p]On the 14th April 2014 our lives changed forever .... Lizzie became sick over a weekend but we didn't really know what was wrong with her , we booked an emergency appointment with the doctors on Monday morning where she collapsed and was rushed into hospital via an ambulance with the life threatening condition of Ketoacidosis... her body was shutting down and unless she received treatment immediately we would loose her ... my most precious, vivacious daughter....we spent 11 hours in resus where they treated her with fluids amongst other things.... at this point we were told she had developed Type 1 diabetes.... all I cared about was that they would save my beautiful daughter... I had no idea what was in front of us or how our lives would change forever ... but more than that .... how much Lizzie's life would change and how many sacrifices she would and has to make every day.[/p][p]One of my most vivid memories was coming home to collect her pyjamas and her teddies to take them to the hospital ... the house was exactly as we had left it that morning.. with all her things exactly in place ... the thought that she may not have come home at all was very hard....[/p][p]Lizzie is fully dependent on insulin to keep her alive... there is nothing much she can eat that doesn't require her to inject herself with insulin. Not even an apple....she injects herself at least 14 times a day and has to test her blood glucose levels every 2 hours ...sometimes more and an average day would see her test at least 20 times... doesn't matter what she is doing or where she is.... [/p][p][br][/p][p]However... she loves life .. she is an absolute 'Fruitcake' who lights up the room wherever she is .. her boundless energy in exhausting and infectious and she's an absolute inspiration...she makes every second of every day count.... our lives take on the same Mantra ... live life for today ... don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy what you have ... it so very quickly gets taken away from you...[/p][p]Because of this I feel I must do something to help find a cure for not just Lizzie but for everyone who also suffers ...[/p][p][br][/p][p]I've taken the huge decision to run the Virgin London Marathon on the 22nd April this year... all 26 miles of it !!!! its MASSIVE !!! I cannot even begin to tell you all how very far this is .... but for every mile that my legs and body tells me to stop ... NO MORE !!!.... I think about Lizzie... she has no choice but to have to inject herself to keep herself alive ... raising money will eventually allow us to find a cure ... how amazing would that be...[/p][p]We have so many amazing friends and family in our lives that have been with us and are still with us very step our our journey and without you all be wouldn't have the life we have ... I want to take this opportunity to say thanks ... but also to ask anyone reading this to please help support this cause and my massive journey as I train really hard to complete the marathon....[/p][p]I'll keep you regularly updated with my progress and hopefully you'l have felt part of everything I do as the day comes closer...[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]