Mum and aunt take on run to help achieve Megan’s Dream
Last updated at 12:29, Friday, 04 October 2013
A Cockermouth mum will run a half marathon this weekend to make her disabled daughter’s dream a reality.
Kerrie Iredale will take part in the Cumbrian Run in Carlisle with her sister Amanda.
They will raise money for Kerrie’s daughter Megan White, 13, who suffers from cerebral palsy and spastic diplegia.
Kerrie set up the Megan’s Dream charity last year, with the aim of raising £40,000 so Megan can go to America for pioneering treatment.
Megan has trouble walking and poor co-ordination but hopes one day she will be able to ride a bike like her sisters, twin Leah and Kara Beattie.
The treatment is only available in Germany, China and America and Kerrie hopes the money will be raised by next year.
More than £26,000 has already been raised for the fund.
Kerrie, 36, of Bellbrigg Lonning, said: “Everybody has done so much to help Megan and this is what I am doing for her. She is very proud of me.”
Amanda, 34, of Whiteside Avenue, who works in the Bitter End pub, said: “I have been overwhelmed with the support. I have had people coming in the pub and handing me £20 notes.”
Kerrie, who works at Jordan’s Jungle, said she had been in contact with doctors at St Louis Hospital about the procedure.
First published at 12:16, Friday, 04 October 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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