On the 4th of October I will be walking (mainly) 26.2miles somewhere in the UK in under 24 hours to raise money for Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula support!
This year has been tough for most charities with many major events being cancelled. I'm pleased to have an official place on the Virtual London Marathon for TOFS and to play a part in helping to sustain the important work they do. TOFS has been an invaluable source of information and reassurance to the families of those with TOF/OA and associated conditions, providing advice and support regarding Covid-19 and the risk to this vulnerable population as well as continuing with all their normal work!
I was born with TOF/OA and had fantastic medical care but still have a range of lifelong bits and bobs to deal with as a result. Some people born with TOF have more severely impacted lives than others but the work TOFS do is so important regardless, particularly in supporting the families of babies and young children who often spend a long time in hospital and invariably require major corrective surgery and subsequent invasive treatments.
If you've got any questions about TOF/OA or suggestions for route planning don't hesitate to get in touch!
For details about what the charity have been doing recently or information on TOF/OA head to; https://www.tofs.org.uk/home.aspx .
It's a tricky time so please don't feel any pressure at all to donate but if you do have a few squids spare it would be much appreciated. If not, thanks so much for being interested/supportive enough to have even read this far! <3
****Route to be announced! There may be some swimming involved...or climbing...oh I don't know...perhaps even a tiny bit of running?****