Tommy's fundraising stories, 11/10/2016
Today, Daniel Green has taken on a 10.6 mile run to raise funds for Tommy’s and save babies’ lives – and all before embarking on a day at work!
Last weekend Team Liberty took on the Royal Park Foundations Half Marathon in memory of baby Liberty, born sleeping.
The team was set up by Liberty’s father Alessandro Alagna after losing Liberty in 2011.
Alessandro and his wife Sophie have campaigned for better awareness of pregnancy complications after vital information about Liberty’s growth was missed.
Had doctors found that Liberty was half the size she should have been at 36 weeks due to an issue with the placenta, she may have been here today.
Since this devastating loss, Alessandro has taken on multiple runs in Liberty’s memory and has been joined by teams of up to 25 runners.
After hearing the Alagna’s story, Daniel felt he wanted to lend the team his support but was unable to join them in last weekend’s Royal Park Half Marathon.
Instead, Daniel ran 10.6 miles from his home in Raynes Park to the Kilburn campus of ICMP this morning before work.
He completed the run in 1 hour and 45 minutes and has been congratulated by the ICMP Team and Tommy’s for his achievement.
Massive thanks Daniel, we couldn’t do it without you!
Have you been inspired by Daniel’s story this morning? Then, click here to see how you can take on a challenge for Tommy’s.
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