Monday, March 30, 2009

He's running and he's running and he's running away

If you've been hanging round these here parts for some time, you'll probably already know that my partner is a running nut.


This year he's taking part in the London marathon (again) and raising funds for a charity that is very close to our hearts - ALD Life. And this is where YOU come in. Please read on ...

ALD Life was set up by a friend of ours,
Sara Hunt, to raise funds for research into adrenoleukodystrophy and to support children and their families who are affected by this terminal brain disorder.

B
oth of Sara’s sons have ALD. Alex was diagnosed at the age of 7, back in January 2001. Within months he was blind and paralysed. Sara’s younger son, Ayden, showed signs of the disease developing last year - the same age his brother was when his symptoms first appeared. Ayden has undergone chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Although theoretically this should be an eventual cure, the path has been far from easy and there have been complications.

I'VE JUST HEARD THAT AYDEN WAS BACK AT SCHOOL PART TIME TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HIS OPERATION!

Please help us to raise funds to help fight this cruel disease. You can read Alex and Ayden’s full story here.

You can sponsor G online, which is quick, easy and secure. Please go here

Thank you so much for your support.

2 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Brilliant cause, Debi, off to check out more about it all now!

BarbaraS said...

Great picture! But of course :)