At 73, planning to run my first marathon to raise funds after my 2 year old granddaughter had 4 strokes
My name is Patsy although to 2 very special little people, my granddaughters, I’m known as Gigi. Nearly a year ago, one of my special little people, Alanna, suffered a series of 4 strokes. This happened just a few weeks shy of her 2nd birthday.
Alanna is known to both family & friends as “Mousie” and over the past year her spirit and courage on her road to recovery has amazed everyone around her.
I am so proud of her and so thankful that she is still with us – she has certainly proved to everyone that she is a Mighty Mouse.
To honour her spirit and courage and as a way of saying thank you to her amazing medical team and a supporting charity, I am planning to run my first ever marathon …………. at the age of 73.
I started training in October 2017, just 5 months ago and at the start struggled to run 5km, but my goal is to run the Rotorua Marathon, which is 42km, on the 5th May this year.
Mousie will be there to cheer me along as well as her big sister and her Mum and Dad – if you do see us, please come up and say Hi!
All money that I raise will be split evenly between Starship Neurology Department & Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation, an amazing organisation established to empower stroke affected children. If you are in a situation where you are able, please help me to help other families who have children who experience a stroke.
After my 2 year old granddaughter had 4 strokes last year, I would like to support other families who have children affected by strokes.
Many thanks for your kind donation SM
Thank you Pt Chev neighbour for you kind donation!
Hey Sue, thanks so much for your generous donation. Hope you’re well. Hugs Lucianne x
Thanks Prestage fam bam. We love you all too 💕
Thanks so much Dave! Your kind words and donation so gratefully appreciated x