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!