I feel very privileged to have been accepted to run the London marathon for the TOF charity.
OA/TOF (oesophageal atresia with or without tracheo-oesophageal fistula) is a congenital condition resulting in babies being unable to swallow at birth.
This charity is very close to my heart as my precious niece Ellie-Mai was born with this condition; it was a very worrying difficult time for all of our close family. Surgery at one day old to repair her oesophagus and trachea was successful but that was just the start of several clinical procedures and difficulties in everyday life for Ellie-mai especially in the early years of her life. She is now a healthy, gorgeous 17 year old and those difficult early years sometimes seem like yesterday.
Running in the London Marathon for the TOF charity is a massive personal honour and challenge for me. The support of the local family and friends is really important, cheering me on when I am out doing my runs really encourages me.
My family are very excited to be raising money for this wonderful charity who can now give so much support and advice to families like ours.
I will be extremely grateful for any donations and support you could kindly give.
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TOFS from TOFS (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Support)
TOFS offers support to people born with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula (TOF) and/or Oesophageal Atresia (OA). These are rare congenital malformaltions of the gullet and windpipe. Immediate neonatal surgery is a treatment, not a complete cure. We are UK-based and receive no public-sector support at all.
£995.00 raised of £1,500.00 target by 24 supporters