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Kirsty McKenzie

I'm running the London Marathon for my nephew Leo, 4. He was born with Oesophageal Atresia (OA) & Tracheo Oesophageal Fistula (TOF). This meant...

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I'm running the London Marathon for my nephew Leo, 4. He was born with Oesophageal Atresia (OA) & Tracheo Oesophageal Fistula (TOF). This meant his food pipe didn't meet his stomach, and his windpipe was abnormally connected to his food pipe. Undiagnosed and untreated, these are life-threatening conditions, food cannot reach the stomach and it can pass into the lungs.
Initially, we thought he was born a healthy little boy until he started to try and feed. He was struggling, frothing at the mouth and blowing bubbles. A nurse, called down from the neonatal intensive care unit, heard this, and straightaway recognised the symptoms. Following a quick diagnosis, he received life-changing surgery within a few hours of being born. 
Leo has had fantastic treatment and is doing incredibly well. But because his oesophagus didn't develop properly, it is likely he will have eating/swallowing difficulties throughout his life. 1/3500 babies suffer from OA/TOF and tofs charity does invaluable work supporting families bringing up a child with these conditions.
I've been running for 3 years, completing 9 half marathons so far. Now I'm upping the challenge for tofs whose work is close to my heart.

Event details

2019 Virgin London Marathon

On 28th April 2019, I’ll be running 42km, or 26.2 miles in old money, all in one go. It’s called a marathon and I’ve seen it on the telly. Some people do it really quickly and some manage it before the roads are reopened. I’m aiming for somewhere in between.
I’m doing it in aid of a great charity, tofs, supporting people born with eating and breathing problems. This happened to my nephew and tofs has really helped my family to understand how to deal with his condition.
This is my first marathon and I’d really appreciate any small or really HUGE sum you can donate! Thanks very much! 

Event date

28-April-2019 10:00  - 
28-April-2019 16:00

Event type

Running / Walking

3 days to event start


Well done Kirsty! Sending lots of love x
Donation by Kirsty Finn-Murphy
on 23-04-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Good luck, we’ll be there somewhere cheering you on. best wishes Nigel, Jo, Jade, James, Tom, Francine, Sammy xx
Donation by Nigel
on 22-04-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Kirsty!!!!!
Donation by Lazaros Papasavas
on 26-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Best of luck to you. A great cause for a very special boy and family. X
Donation by Andrea
on 25-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Kirsty, what a wonderful auntie you are. What a challenge, charity and amazing little boy X
Donation by Siobhain
on 25-03-2019
£6.00 gift aid
Go Kirsty Go! We will be cheering for you on the day 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️
Donation by Silvina Berry
on 16-03-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Wow! Good luck. Smash it Kirsty! X
Donation by Seb Farina
on 14-03-2019
£6.00 gift aid
Kirsty, what an amazing cause and I didnt realise what an athlete you are :) Lots of Love to your nephew and I know he will appreciate his Aunt’s efforts :)
Donation by Abs
on 13-03-2019
£6.00 gift aid
Go for it Kirsty! We have no doubt you’ll smash it, we’ll do our best to be there to cheer you on. Lots of love, A,E,Z&C xxxx
Donation by Allison, Ed, Zac & Cal
on 12-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck babe x
Donation by Pamela Attieh-Durrant
on 12-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,418.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,418.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,672.00

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