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Jack Edwards from Tenbury inspires half marathon
A YOUNG mum from Tenbury has had a very special reason for giving herself aching legs.
Annie Woodhouse has just run a half marathon as part of a group that has raised £2,800 for Cure Leukaemia.
She has special reason to thank the charity because it funded a special trial that has helped her little nephew Jack Edwards who was diagnosed with the disease at the beginning of the year.
After extensive treatment Jack, aged four, is responding and is now able to go to school in Cleobury Mortimer where he lives.
The family knows that it will be many years before Jack can be given the all clear but he has received a boost by a period of special intensive chemotherapy that was given in Birmingham as part of a trial funded by Cure Leukaemia.
“Jack is really responding well and is very much better,” said Annie, aged 22, who is the mother of two young children.
“He is able to go to school most days and in now on a course of ‘maintenance chemotherapy’ that will last a further three years.
“There is still a long way to go but it is looking a lot better than when he was diagnosed and we did not know what was facing us.”
Annie and a cousin Vicky Woodhouse, together with friends Beverley Williams and Abbi Powell, took part in the BUPA run.
“I was never very athletic and did not even have a pair of trainers until I started training for the run.
“There is no doubt that I shall continue running and one day want to take part in a marathon but the training is difficult with two young children.”
“Anyone who wants to make a donation should visit www.justgiving.com /Annie-Woodhouse.
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