This April, Emma will be taking on the TCS London Marathon for her daughter, Felicity, to help raise funds for new diabetes research which will one day take us towards a cure for type 1 diabetes.
“I decided to apply to run the 2023 TCS London Marathon for #TeamDUK as I love to run and wanted to raise money,” said Emma.
“During the first lockdown, my ten-year-old daughter Felicity was ill with shingles. Shortly after she became very unwell within a short space of time, experiencing the scariest day of her life with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). The medical team in Pembury Hospital in Tunbridge Wells saved her life.
“My daughter is thirteen now and thriving, enjoying aerial gymnastics and amateur dramatics. I want to give back and raise as much money as I can to fund research to one day find a cure. Felicity is just about to start using an Omnipod Dash Pump, which she’s excited about!
“My training for the marathon is going well and building up slowly. I’m increasing the time on my feet, making sure I have rest days and getting support from my local running community. I’m running my way for Diabetes UK and for my Felicity.”
To support Emma’s fundraiser, click here – and to use your ballot place to run the TCS London Marathon for Diabetes UK, click here.