Kirsty’s running the London marathon 2019
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.
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!
Running / Walking
67 days to event start
with gift aid: £950.50
MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know