I am thrilled to have a London Marathon ballot place and feel very lucky. I have decided to try and raise some money along the way.
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Two of the most significant events in my life are being pregnant with my twins and then losing them after a few weeks, as well as Samuel being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, 4 years ago. Therefore I have decided to raise some money for Tamba Bereavement Group and the Children’s Diabetes Education Fund, Oxfordshire.
Tamba was the best support for me after Charlie and Joshua died and I love that although they died I can still be part of it. I was supported by Tamba initially and then became a befriender a year later, talking to other bereaved parents by phone. It has played a massive part of my life and continues to do so. I now work 7 hours a week coordinating the Tamba bereavement group. I get to talk to many lovely people and have the privilege of hearing about their twins or triplets.
It was such a shock when Samuel was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We were on holiday in Florida when he started to show the signs, which Dominic being diabetic himself, recognised instantly.
It is hard to explain how much Samuel’s life has been affected. He is fine and does so well but he never gets a break from it and has to think about his levels continuously.
It is really hard to not be over protective with the risks of hypos and high blood sugars but I do try!
Samuel’s care at the Horton is absolutely amazing and has been from day 1. For that reason I wanted to raise some money for them. As you know Samuel is consideraby sporty and continues to be so despite the extra challenges he now has. Our brilliant dietician Anne Marie Frohock has been the best support to us both and has the most amazing knowledge. Along with two colleagues Dr Lumb and Dr Makaya they put on a Sports Workshop every year which aims to educate and inspire youngster living with Type 1 diabetes to get active, to enjoy sport and to excel. The money raised will go towards the next event in June, which is perfect considering his sporty lifestyle and our aim to always allow him to achieve his full potential regardless of the diabetes.
If anyone has a few pounds to donate I would be extremely grateful. A friend of mine sent me a text just before my second marathon in Abingdon saying ‘Good Luck ⭐️⭐️’ and at mile 24 when I was having to dig deep to keep running, I honestly did think of the two little stars and my precious twin boys. Samuel inspires me everyday too.
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