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Leo Elbourne

2020 The Vitality Big Half

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My story

[p]At the start of 2019 and just a few months before we got married, my beautiful wife Chevonne was diagnosed with dense deposit disease, an ultra-rare disease which causes the immune system to attack the kidneys. At present there is no cure and we had to come to terms with the fact that this disease would be a burden we would carry for the rest of our lives.[/p][p]We still got married a few months later and had a wonderful time, however a particularly bad flare up of the disease meant that our first month of marriage was spent in hospital. Since then Chevonne’s treatment has become more stable, however she has to spend three days a week in hospital to receive dialysis in order to stay alive. [/p][p]We are very grateful for many of the things we still have and our wonderful friends and family who support us, however we long for the normal life we once had and greater stability in the day to day. [/p][p]Fortunately, charities like kidney research UK do amazing work in furthering our understanding kidney diseases: it was research funded by them that first identified Chevonne’s disease a mere 10 years ago. We hope that further projects they sponsor will help us in the battle against the disease, and maybe even one day find a cure.[/p][p]And so I’m running the Big Half (half marathon) in March to raise money for Kidney research UK with eager hope that our contributions will help the 2 million people in the UK fighting kidney disease.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Apr 12, 2020


Sending love to you both :)X


Apr 12, 2020


Thinking and praying for you Chevonne & Leo xxx

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Apr 12, 2020

Imogen Thompson

Thinking of you Chevonne and Leo xxxxx


Apr 12, 2020

Anna Heath

Lots of love for you chevonne Xxx Good luck Leo!!!


Apr 11, 2020


Sending lots of love to you and Chevonne - your commitment, resilience, patience and positivity is truly inspiring xx

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Apr 6, 2020


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Mar 13, 2020

Julie Connor

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Mar 3, 2020


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Mar 2, 2020

Mike Burden

Mar 2, 2020

Sam and Lyd

So much love, prayers and joy for all of you xx P.S. We fancied making it a nice round number! :P

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