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Natalie gets ready to take on the London Marathon for her meningitis survivor

26 Mar 2019
Natalie gets ready to take on the London Marathon for her meningitis survivor

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.”  

"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." Natalie McCurdy

“I’m hoping that by running the marathon I can help raise awareness of this disease and raise vital funds for the charity that is working to defeat it.”

If you are able to sponsor Natalie to help her reach her £2000 fundraising goal you can visit her fundraising page at: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/natalie-mccurdy3.

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