Ed is running the London Marathon

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This year, on 3rd October I will be attempting to run and complete my very first marathon. It will not be just any old marathon though, it will be THE London Marathon and I couldn’t be happier utilising my ballot place in aid of Steps.

In 2016 my daughter was born breach with her feet around her ears and despite having passed a number of tests, at 9 weeks old she was diagnosed with Hip Dysplasia (DDH). She was whisked away from us to be fitted with a Pavlik Harness. She would be in this for 23 hours a day for the next 4 months, which gave us an hour to change her nappies and give her a very quick wash. This was obviously a big shock for us!

This is where Steps came in. They were a fantastic help in getting us through the initial shock and were a fountain of knowledge throughout our daughter’s treatment. They had so much research and guidance for us to read through without being overwhelmed by it. They also connected us with another family who had just finished the same treatment, which offered us so much hope.

After weekly checkups that then reduced to fortnightly, she was released from the Pavlik Harness and she hasn’t looked back since. She loves swimming, tennis, cycling, skipping, hopping and generally running around like a wild thing.

With your help, Steps can be there to help more kids run around and play.

To support Ed please go to Virgin Money Giving | London Marathon 2021