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Thanks for visiting my page - I will be running the Great North Run 2021 for the charity TOFS (Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula Support).

I was born with TOF/OA (tracheo-oesophageal fistula/oesophageal atresia) in 1990 and had my repair at Leeds General Infirmary at just 1 day old. I had various other surgeries throughout my first few years, including a colostomy and later reversal, and have plenty of scars to prove it! Despite a rough start, I have been lucky enough to lead a mostly normal and healthy life – I am now studying for my PhD and live in Leeds with my husband and our 3 cats :)

I will be running the Great North Run to fundraise for TOFS charity who do so much to support those born with TOF/associated conditions and their families. The charity, and their dedicated Facebook group for adult TOFs, has been a great source of support for me personally in recent years and I hope my small contribution will help them to continue their amazing work.

I’ve been running for a few years now but have stuck to shorter distances so far! This will be my first half-marathon so I’m sure the extra kilometres will be a challenge but I’m looking forward to taking it on :) 

Thanks in advance for your support!

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£900.12 raised of £750.00 target by 42 supporters

£748.10 donated and £152.02 in GiftAid

Target

120 %

When

From 9th May 2021. Until 28th September 2021.

Donations

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Supporting

TOFS from TOFS

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.