On the 13th of August, I will be taking part in the Liverpool Big Fun Run to raise money for Ehlers-Danlos Support UK. I don't often talk about this but I thought this would be a good chance to do something to raise money and awareness. Due to my condition I probably won't be able to run the 5K, but I'm going to get through it the best I can. This fun run is one for people of any age, and you can run, jog or skip depending what you want to do so I'll probably be doing a little combination these!
Last year I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), the hypermobility type. This condition can cause more really bad joint pains, sometimes on a daily basis, as well as other problems. I try to get on with my life as normal, but sometimes it can stop me doing what I'd like to do. EDS is a connective tissue disorder that affects the joints, collagen, internal organs, heart, digestive system and many other areas of the body. It can bring both mental and physical symptoms such as pain, dislocations and fatigue, and is commonly misdiagnosed.
As there is not much awareness of my condition, I think that it would really help the charity if I could help promote this and to raise some money. Myself and Andywill be completing this fun run together and have set up a joint Just Giving Page. I'd really appreciate anything you can give to help us achieve our target. You can donate via the link or via the text code at the top of the post. Thank you so much in advance if you are able to donate anything!