Last August, Radcliffe-on-Trent resident Emma Redgate was a participant at the World Transplant Games in Argentina and represented Team GB – and now her dad, David, is also getting sporty.
Emma, at a few weeks old, was diagnosed with biliary atresia; a disease in which the bile ducts become progressively blocked leading to irreversible liver damage.
This is a life-threatening and incurable liver disease and left Emma no option but to have a liver transplant.
Without the aid and support of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, Emma would not be here today.
David has taken on the challenge to raise money for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation by entering into this year’s London Marathon in April.
He is not shy from volunteering to help raise money for this charity as he last ran the London Marathon in 2007, but now he feels it’s time again to put on his running shoes following his daughter’s success in the Transplant Games.
David is aiming to raise £2,000 and you can sponsor him direct on the following website link http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/david-redgate.
All monies raised for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation help towards research and educating health professionals as well as developing means of early diagnosis, which means helping other children like Emma have a better future.