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[p]I have committed to participate in the London 2020 marathon. I was given the opportunity to enter at an event organised by Michelle Bresnahan for:[/p][p]A Life For A Cure (hhtps://ryanbresnahan.org). [/p][p]The charity works in conjunction with Meningitis Now to get the necessary information, support and vaccinations available in order that this cruel disease and its consequences can be prevented. [/p][p]On life’s journey we all make friends. We make friends with our children’s friends and every now and then we’re lucky enough to make friends as a family. When this happens the dynamic works where everyone clicks. It’s marvellous and can lead to the sharing of wonderful memories together. My family has this connection with Ryan’s family. We shared summer and ski holidays. My son Olly was in the same year as Ryan’s sister along with having a very special bond with Ryan who was two years older. When it was Ryan’s 16th birthday I decided that I would write a personal message in Ryan’s card; this matters to me, as it was the last communication I ever had with Ryan. I’d actually written a message that was meaningful and I’m so thankful that I did. As Ryan was busy revising for his GCSE exams we went away skiing in 2010 without our regular companions. While we were away we received a call from Ryan’s father. The conversation was unbelievable, Ryan had passed away after contracting Meningitis. It was brutal, the signs weren’t there and the disease claimed Ryan’s life within an hour. The loss was unimaginable for everyone in our community. We felt the pain that our dear friends were experiencing whilst we too were dealing with the loss. 2020 marks 10 years since we were made aware of the consequences of meningitis. Ryans family set out to do all that they could to ensure that the 16 - 24 age group would be protected. They set up A Life For A Cure in conjunction with Meningitis Now. Michelle has worked tirelessly to raise awareness whilst keeping the memory of her gorgeous son forever in our hearts and minds. [/p][p]Therefore, I am entering the 2020 London Marathon for Ryan. I know he will be on my shoulder willing me to finish, so I’ll be fine. I would be so appreciative for your kind support by helping me to achieve, if not exceed, my target to raise £2000 for Meningitis Now. I would also appreciate it if you would forward this to any of your friends and family who you feel would also like to support this charity. [/p][p]Thank you [/p][p]Sian[/p][p][br][/p]