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Fundraiser of the week: Marathon-running Tanya

March 06, 2020

This week’s fundraiser of the week is Tanya Jackson. Tanya’s daughter, Danielle, was diagnosed with severe M.E. 20 years ago at the age of 7, while Tanya experienced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for 3 years starting in 2013.

“Danielle went from a normal girl, to bedridden, suffering severe pain, too ill to access education and unable to take part in all the normal things that a child should do.”

Danielle added: “I can’t remember how old I was but I knew it felt humiliating. I remember catching the eye of a relative, a mix of pity, horror and sadness was all I could feel.”

In May, Tanya will be taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise money for Action for M.E. Tanya says:

“It’s a pleasure to raise some funds for an illness that is so little understood even now.”

You can support Tanya by visiting her Just Giving page. Good luck, Tanya!