Running for Mighty Mouse, My 2 Year Old Granddaughter #StrokeSurvivor

  • $4,365.00 donated
  • 92 generous donors

At 73, planning to run my first marathon to raise funds after my 2 year old granddaughter had 4 strokes

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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.

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Patsy Holt


After my 2 year old granddaughter had 4 strokes last year, I would like to support other families who have children affected by strokes.

All funds raised benefit:

  • Starship Foundation

    The Starship Foundation raises funds to provide world-class life saving care for the 120,000 young patients that visit Starship every year.

  • Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation

    Young Stroke Thrivers is a registered NZ charity working with Stroke Children and their families to rehabilitate, educate and support.

  • $4,365.00 donated
  • 92 generous donors

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This fundraiser page was created on 12 Mar 2018 and closes at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 10 May 2018.

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