I have arthritis and after a severe flare 6 years ago, it left me unable to walk without enduring a lot of pain. I have had to use a wheelchair for any distance further than walking in my house.
In April last year, I began taking a new medicine that has started to give me back my mobility, albeit slowly but continually improving.
I wanted to set myself a challenge while I have this opportunity to push myself after years thinking that something such as Race for Life’s 5k was beyond my capabilities.
I chose Race for Life because I wanted to raise money for Cancer Research because I have lost friends and family to cancer.