Hi. This is my page for fundraising on behalf of Claire Diss. I attended the same university as Claire and her husband CJ. I was extremely saddened to hear of her situation and subsequent diagnosis.
Claire received the most devastating news halfway through 2015, that she was suffering from a form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) - a progressive disease involving degeneration of the motor neurons and wasting of the muscles, for which there is no cure.
In just a few month's Claire's condition has worsened considerably and the medical profession in the UK have now diagnosed her with ALS - the most progressive form of MND with a life expectancy of 2-5 years. The speed in which this awful disease has taken over Claire's ability to do the many things that we all take for granted, led her to question whether there may be some other cause of her symptoms which are not all typical of ALS.
The above page(s) explain all of the details so far, (and) ongoing fundraising that has taken place - and hence I decided that I would use my 2016 London Marathon ballot spot, with the aim of helping to raise some much needed funds to help with Claire's treatment.
Any and all sponsorship amounts are gratefully received.
Many thanks for taking the time to, click, read and donate.