If you have been reading my blog over the past month you may remember that I mentioned that I had received an email from a relative that had offered to do something simply amazing for Team Lloyd. I wanted to be able to give her a blog post all to herself because what she has offered to do has touched Daddy Lloyd and I so much.
We honestly don’t have the words to thank Kate for offering to do this, she emailed me asking our permission and when I spoke to Daddy Lloyd about it we knew the answer was of course yes but how could we ever thank her? We still don’t have an answer on how we are ever going to thank Kate, but I have been able to positively concentrate on helping Kate achieve her challenge. I can be a determined woman when I want to be (much to the annoyance of Daddy Lloyd) so I am determined to do Harry proud and raise as much money as I can for Kate.
Kate is running the Great South Run on October 28th 2012 – this is a 10 mile run (how many miles is it before you can call it a Marathon? I think 10 miles justifies a marathon) So anyway Kate is running the Great South Run in the Memory of Harry Lloyd and by doing so will be raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The money raised will go into the research for all families with Cystic Fibrosis but also to help fund the research into the genetics for families like us.
I know I have yet to go into the details of Harry’s diagnosis but it all started with a hyperechogenic bowel on our 20 week scan, this led us down the route of further testing with one of these tests testing just me (to begin with) for a carrier status of Cystic Fibrosis. It is apparently so rarely seen that testing parents for their carrier status in the UK is not routinely carried out – yet the actual statistics are that 1 in every 24 caucasian’s will be a carrier. Suddenly not that rare then.
I obviously do have more feelings and thoughts that I want to say on this but for now, raising money for research and awareness into Cystic Fibrosis is our priority and I want to encourage as many of you as possible to click through to Kate’s fundraising page and please sponsor her – just a pound. If everybody donates her just £1 the amount raised will blow through any of our expectations. My aim is to reach an amount that mirrors my busiest ever day here on the blog. That day in August (helped I am sure by the Love All Blogs Showcase) 657 of you visited us and many of you left us beautiful comments on our Dedication to Harry. If all of you sponsored Kate then that money raised not only will be in honour of Harry but will go on to help other families that are going through what we are. And what a huge amount that would be!
So many of you have asked us many times what you can do to help? We just please ask that you visit Kate’s page and make a donation to support firstly Kate in her challenge of The Great South Run, secondly to honour beautiful Harry Lloyd and lastly to help raise vital funds to help other parents to not suffer the heartbreak that we are suffering daily.