With the London Marathon just one month away, we hear from one of our amazing Team MRF runners about her inspiration for taking on this challenge of a lifetime.
Natalie McCurdy from Bearwood, Bournemouth, explains, “I chose to run the marathon for MRF because my son Ashley contracted meningococcal septicaemia when he was only six months old, in November 1995. I rushed him to Poole hospital when I noticed a blotchy, red rash covering his legs. Just an hour later it had spread to his face and chest. He very nearly lost his life and I spent an eight day bedside vigil praying for him to be ok. If I had left it any later before taking him to hospital he probably wouldn’t be here today. Thankfully, he was one of the lucky ones who survived with no lasting after effects and he’s now 23 years old.”