Pulling together to support MND
A WOMAN whose life was turned upside down with the diagnosis of an incurable and progressively degenerative disease says she has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support of family and friends.
Before April, when Pat Callear found out she had Motor Neurone Disease (MND), she regularly took part in outdoor exercise classes.
“The diagnosis was devastating,” said the 57-year-old, from Barningham, who has been given a life expectancy of two-five years.
Now, her sons, Dan and Rich, and her friend, Eleanor Sidgwick, are pulling out all the stops to raise as much as possible for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which supports people with MND and those who care for them.
Eleanor will be cycling from London to Paris on September 7 while former Culford School pupils, Dan, 25, and Rich, 28, will be taking part in the London triathlon (sprint distance). The event will take place on September 22 and will require them to swim 750m, cycle 20km and run 5km.
“I’m quite nervous about it, especially the swim because the Thames has a lot of stuff in it that I don’t want to swallow,” said Dan.
To sponsor Eleanor, go to: www.justgiving.com/Eleanor-Sidgwick
To support Dan and Rich, go to: www.justgiving.com/CallearBrothers
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