Cory & Owen walk for FMA UK on Awareness Day

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Sarah told us:

After suffering from fibromyalgia for 2 1/2 years but only just being diagnosed I felt that I needed to do something positive and the main things I have found is awareness is so important to all including medical professionals. I was lucky to have a good doctor but I know people who struggle to get a diagnosis as there is no simple test to have done. People, including myself think there are going mad and feel like they are falling apart with no explanation of why they feel like they do. Then trying to explain to people what is wrong with you is very hard especially when the fibro fog sets in. Also with no cure and no real answers to why, it certainly feels like a life sentence.

Anyway when finding this charity and see what fantastic work they do I felt that I could do something positive. I looked into what they do and the money goes to provide information packs to patients and medical professionals, running the helplines, supporting local support groups, lobbying MPs and other decision makers, attending medical conferences to distribute information to professionals, supporting researchers with information, presentations and providing participants. I think you will agree they do fantastic work. I decided I would like to do some fundraising to help them.

Two of my fantastic sons, Cory (10) and Owen (12) came to me and asked if they could help as well as in their own words, “No one should suffer in silence”, so this is where we are. They have decided they would like to do a sponsored walk on the 11th May, the day before fibromyalgia awareness day. They walked from Chaddlewood Coop all the way to Sainsburys Marsh Mills and back home again. We have not done the exact mileage but we think it must be at least 7 miles. They will be doing it in fancy dress as well just to add a little fun to it. Their aim was to collect sponsors for this charity and raise awareness.

 They have raised a fantastic amount of over £550.  Thank you to Cory and Owen for their support and to Mum Sarah for inspiring her boys to take on this challenge.


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