We are delighted to have five people running for PSC Support this Sunday (1st March) in the Vitality Big Half!
Ed, Fiona, Kane, Ashleigh and Zanna have spent the past few months training very hard for this iconic half marathon, as well as working hard to reach their fundraising goals to help us continue our vital work in improving the lives of people affected by PSC.
We are extremely grateful to all five of them for their support!
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Please feel free to encourage our runners by commenting on sharing our Facebook post, or better still, donating on their Fundraising pages. Thank you!
Meet our runners
'My husband Dave was diagnosed with PSC in 2017 although probably had the condition for many years. We really did not know what to expect and the information provided by PSC Support was invaluable to us.
Unfortunately, the disease progressed quickly for Dave and, in September 2019, he underwent a liver transplant. Now we are almost 6 months on and I am so happy to say that he is making a remarkable recovery. It is nothing short of a miracle and would not be possible without organisations such as PSC Support, the wonderful NHS and, of course, the totally selfless act of our Donor and the Donor's family.
It is hard to watch someone suffering through this disease and sadly not everyone gets a 2nd chance like us. Raising money in this way is my small contribution to those who have enabled such a major life change for us. I am optimistic that with time and research we can beat this awful disease #LetsBeatPSC!'
'I chose to run and fundraise for PSC Support because four years ago I was diagnosed with PSC and I remember being absolutely frightened and worried that there is no cure as of yet and unfortunately I might require a liver transplant one day.
In 2018 I decided to take up running as a challenge to myself to prove that PSC and Ulcerative Colitis (another condition I have) couldn't stop me doing I wanted to do but also raise money for charity. When I saw that PSC Support wanted people to run the Vitality Half I knew it was exactly the challenge I needed as well as a great way to raise awareness about PSC and an amazing way to raise money for such an amazing charity that does incredible work!'
'In February 2018 I was diagnosed with PSC. As a 40 year old, married, with a 3 year old son, the news was devastating, particularly so having previously suffered with UC when I was 21 resulting at the time with me having a total colectomy followed by pouch formation. By raising funds for PSC I hope to be able to i) provide crucial funds for PSC Support whose information when I was first diagnosed was invaluable and ii) raise awareness of the disease to the many that have never heard of it.'
'My dad was recently diagnosed with PSC so PSC Support is a charity close to my heart. Anyone close to me knows that the only running I currently do is away from commitment and responsibilities, so this will be a big challenge for me! I want to raise money for PSC Support to increase awareness and fund research to find effective treatments.'