Michelle Webster from Stamford in Lincolnshire, has herself lived with asthma since she was a teenager, but it wasn’t until she discovered that one of her twin daughters also has the condition that she felt determined to support Asthma UK by tackling her first ever marathon.
Michelle, 40, says
I was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 13 and at points of my life it has been a real problem for me. In the past I have needed emergency treatment for asthma attacks and relied heavily on steroids.
I have always been very active and, like many other people with asthma, have found that my symptoms are triggered by exercise, so running as well as team sports. I have never let my asthma stop me from exercising though, and the advice I can give to anyone out there thinking that they can’t exercise due to their condition is to get advice from their GP or nurse about how to be able to safely.
I have had asthma for over 20 years and find it so important to know that there is a charity out there supporting those with the condition. I want to support Asthma UK because I know how important it is that research into the condition is funded so that treatments continue to improve. My daughter Avocet (pictured below) is two and a half and showed signs of having the condition at an early age. When I am running I will be thinking of her.
Michelle, is set to raise £1,800 in aid of Asthma UK. Her Just Giving page is here – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MichelleWebster4