Son runs in aid of hospital unit

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A MAN whose mother is living with the effects of water on the brain will run the London Marathon to raise money for the hospital unit that cared for her.

Adam Driver’s mother, Jane, is wheelchair bound and requires full-time care, after having Hydrocephalus in 2006 caused partial paralysis and damage to her coordination, speech and memory.

Now Adam, 26, from Bury St Edmunds, is training to run next month’s 26 mile event in aid of the neurosciences critical care unit (NCCU) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, which helped when his mother needed it most.

“The incredible team at the NCCU without a doubt saved her life, on more than one occasion,” said the loving son, who before training for the marathon had not run more than two miles.

He said: “It’s a really personal thing and a huge challenge for me.”

To donate and help boost Mr Driver’s fund-raising, go to: www.justgiving.com/adam-driver