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Grace's Big Fun Run for Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome

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Grace Carmichael

I will be running The Big Fun Run in Glasgow for Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association UK!

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Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association UK

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Donations accepted until 29-10-2018

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When I was 4, I started having episodes of severe nausea and vomiting that lasted 10 days. The doctors in hospital couldn’t find anything causing the sickness and anti-sickness medication wasn’t working. I had about 6 of these episodes for a year before I was finally diagnosed with Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). CVS consists of sudden, repeated attacks of nausea and vomiting which causes severe exhaustion, loss of appetite, headaches and abdominal pain. I continued to have these episodes of nausea and vomiting throughout primary school, spending about a week in hospital 5-6 times a year. While in hospital I needed IV fluids and suffered from malnutrition.  I even spent some time in hospital in England under the care of a specialist but unfortunately no cure could be found. Luckily when I reached secondary school it calmed down, and I only had 2 episodes. I’ve been very well for the past 3 years until the start of my second year in university, where I was sick for a month in October 2017 and a month and a half in February/March of this year.

Event details

The Big Fun Run Glasgow

That last episode of sickness was really horrible for me. I don’t want anyone to ever feel like that or go through what CVS put me through. Especially not a child.
Since then, I’ve thought a lot about the condition and how I wish there was more that could be done. So, at the end of July I will be running The Big Fun Run, Glasgow for Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA). This is a 5km run, I have never done a fun run before so will have to work hard! CVSA is a charity I’ve recently got in contact with and believe the work they are doing is amazing for raising awareness and research into the condition. 

Event date

28-July-2018 00:00  - 
29-July-2018 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Ballahouston Park Paisley Rd ,
Glasgow ,
G41 5BW,
United Kingdom


Donation by Ashley, David, Harry
on 27-10-2018
Well done Grace, very proud of you❤️. Love Uncle Alan, Aunty Allyson, Paul, Hannah and Luca xxx
Donation by Hannah Wright
on 29-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Grace your a star!
Donation by Karen Richardson
on 28-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go grace
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-07-2018
Grace you really are amazing. After suffering terribly from this condition as a child you now want to raise awareness and help others so they don't have to suffer like you did. Very proud parents and we love you to the moon and back. Enjoy your run
Donation by Mum and Dad
on 27-07-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Gwan ya girl ye!
Donation by Eilish Smyth
on 27-07-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Lucy Carmichael
on 27-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-07-2018
Amazing Grace my beautiful Goddaughter I have watched you suffer and bounce back to loving life but would love to know there is a cure and you can just love life. Would be worth every penny! Enjoy the fun run.
Donation by Pamela Evans
on 24-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £465.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £465.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £548.75

Donations closed

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