8 February 2012

Laura Groves - Running the Brighton Marathon

Laura tells us why she is taking up this challenge:-

“Hi all, my name is Laura and I’m 31. I have the most amazing 11 year old daughter (soon to be 12) and family is everything to me.

I am currently in training for The Brighton Marathon- I am running this to try and raise as much money as possible for the charity Invest in M.E.

The reason for this is my beautiful sister Kerryn has had this awful illness for 10 years and I want with all my heart for this illness to be shown for what it is, how real it is, how it takes people’s normal lives away and to pray that a cure is found.  

I have watched my sister go from being a very active, happy, talented and high-spirited girl, to someone with no confidence, in pain everyday, and living nearly her whole life indoors.

On top of this, I see far too many people judge the illness without knowing it. I watch people say to my sister ... "yes I know how you feel, I’m tired" and I just want with all my heart for the truth to come out one day and that all these people will understand what their comments do and how they feel to not only my sister, but to all you fellow sufferers and your loved ones.

M.E is a very real, very soul destroying illness. I love my sister more than I can say and my heart goes out to each and every one of you that suffer. I will raise as much money as I can and we can all hope that one day this fight is worthwhile.

In the meantime, I hope you are all as well as possible and are getting all the love and support you need.

My heart goes out to you all and I hope I do you all proud on race day.

Kindest regards