Whalley man Steven Johnson has been provided with the inspiration he needs to take on the 2013 Manchester Marathon in the form of a close friend’s daughter, Amelia Dickinson (11) who suffers from the debilitating disease Cystic Fibrosis.
Steven, a 38-year-old father-of-two, will join thousands of runners on the streets of Manchester on April 28th.
He commented: “Amelia is one of the bravest people I’ve ever met. Cystic Fibrosis is a cruel and life-threatening disease and so I want to raise as much money as possible for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.”
It is estimated that over 9,000 people in the UK have Cystic Fibrosis, a disease caused by a faulty gene that affects the movement of salt and water in and out of the body’s cells. It affects the internal organs, specifically the lungs and digestive system and clogs them with a thick sticky mucus, making it very hard to breathe and digest food.
For more information on Cystic Fibrosis, visit: www.cftrust.org.uk or to sponsor Steven in his efforts visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StevenJohnson