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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

10 days to event start


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


Donation by Gran and Grandad
on 26-06-2018
£10.00 gift aid
My youngest child has suffered with this for years and it was only very recently that we had a professional diagnosis. What a fantastic idea to take part in this fun run and raise money for such a great cause. Good luck
Donation by Heather Gregory
on 16-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Sounds like a horrible condition which I never knew existed, definitely needs researched. Go you, have fun x
Donation by Hazel Donnelly (mums cousin)
on 23-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well done Grace, great thing to do!
Donation by Alice Crawford
on 23-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Go Grace!
Donation by Amanda BLACKWOOD
on 23-04-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Fiona Smyth
on 22-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Proud of you love! All the best ❤️
Donation by Mo Yaqub
on 22-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Shauna
on 22-04-2018
Great cause Grace. Hope you enjoy your run 🏃🏻‍♀️ Xx
Donation by John and Jackie Watt
on 22-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
G'wan ya girl ya! Absolutely smashing it 😘
Donation by Lizzie B
on 22-04-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £220.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £220.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £252.50

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