Susie Hewer – London marathon

Today the wonderful Susie Hewer is running in the London marathon – along with thousands of other people, you may be saying…………Well for Susie it will be her 3rd marathon in 4 days!!!

To take in one marathon is amazing but to run 3 in 4 days is beyond belief (or madness!). Susie has raised thousands of pounds for dementia research and is aiming to run 60 marathons by the time she is 60 in 2 years time – she only ran her first at the age of 48 so this is some goal.

GO SUSIE!!!! I’ll be trying to follow her on the live tracking facility:

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/news-media/latest-news/item/how-to-follow-the-2015-london-marathon/

You can find out more about Susie on her blog:

http://extremeknittingredhead.blogspot.co.uk

Me and Susie Hewer at the Join Dementia Research launch
Me and Susie Hewer at the Join Dementia Research launch
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About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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