A while ago I spoke about an inspirational friend of mine called Karen who is running the Bristol Half Marathon in memory of her 2 young daughters who both tragically died last year (one from heart failure following a heart transplant as a baby and one from meningitis). Her story is heartbreaking and I know some of you VERY kindly sponsored her and left messages of support. Thank you so much. It really means a lot that complete strangers would do that for someone they have never met. I thought I would update you slightly. Karen has today been featured in the Bristol Evening Post. The paper followed the story of her oldest daughters search for a heart when she was a baby and have featured her today in the hope of helping her reach her target of raising £20,000 for the Bristol Childrens Hospital. If you would like to read more about Karens story then please have a look at the interview (it will make you cry) at Bristol Evening Post
On a positive note Karen has so far raised over £8,000 towards her target. She has a gorgeous little boy called Sam who is nearly one who is helping her stay positive and is surrounded by her family and friends. Her story certainly puts all my problems into perspective.
If you would like to sponsor Karen the link is Holly & Olivia Fundraising Page