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Makayla Mayo feels lucky to survive, let alone taking to run again.
The 19 year old bright young lady who suffered a dangerous grade IV brain aneurysum & stroke just 10 months ago, has indeed taken up her running shoes once again. The once restricting frustrations on relearning balancing, standing & walking have been duly replaced by a courageous stride as Makayla ran in 5k chase at Marquette’s Hope Starts Here Challenge, last weekend.
It took Mayo 30 mins & 59 seconds to finish the chase. The brave fighter who used to run cross country & track in her high school days was a casual runner at the recent Michigan challenge who was seen happily relishing her miles. Albeit she was happy with her casual runner avatar at the challenge yet it was hard to miss out on the pride and joy that played on her bright face which duly distinguished her as a special one from other casual runners.
“It felt absolutely great”, said Mayo. “When I came across that finishing mark I was extremely happy & it was just a superb feeling.”
Mayo’s family too was naturally overwhelmed with her fighting spirit and hence quite obviously her mother Tina was short of words after the finish- the bright 19 year old received a tight hug from her mum as she got back to her after the run.
“When Makayla crossed her finishing mark, everything that happened 10 months back came flashing before me”, said Tina. “Her past physical condition, the therapies & work that my daughter had to go through, to this very amazing moment, of simply watching her relishing what she adores the most. She is running once again- she is actually running once again. At times, I simply cannot fathom how far she has been able to come.”
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A Tonbridge fireman has latched on the job to run in fourteen marathons in the year 2014 to bring up money for charity some charity work. Martin Westbrook, a crew manager at the Tonbridge fire station, stated that the most he has run is 2 marathons in a year, but now he has determined to take up the huge task to get funds for Willow Foundation.
This offers the support for terminally ill people as well as their families. He took up running just 5 years ago. This time he has decided that he would run in fourteen marathons this year. Later he stated that he had no idea why he has decided that. He even believes that the decision is insane.
Mr Westbrook would run an official marathon every month and 2 fundraiser runs at the Tonbridge Sainsbury’s on a treadmill. On 11th January, he had finished his very first marathon at Sainsbury’s sporting his firefighter suit as well as breathing apparatus – summing up a stone as well as a half in weight to his twenty six mile challenge.
The proceeds that were raised were divided between his charity as well as Sainsbury’s chosen charity named Phoenix Autism Centre Tonbridge (PACT). Mr Westbrook stated that every one of them is hard work and he wanted to make sure he does not suffer from any injuries.
He added that at this point of finishing one, you are going through the pain threshold and you are in pain every time with aching muscles and joints.