I will be running the Exeter Great West Run: Half Marathon for Allergy UK on 13th October.
Our family’s story with allergies began when we started to wean our son. He would have unexplained reactions to foods, it was such as struggle to get an allergy referral from the doctors. Finally we discovered what allergies he head and managed to start to control them, this reduced his eczema.
Flash forward two years later to when we had our daughter, it was obvious to us quite quickly that she too had allergies. She spent most of her time screaming, was in a lot of pain and had awful eczema.
As a family we were sleep deprived, pushed to our limits and struggling to understand and control her allergies.
We have had to educate ourselves pretty quickly about allergies: how to control, reduce, deal with reactions and all that comes with them. Along the way, as a family, we got healthier and I lost over 3 stone. Just over a year ago, I developed a love for running.
Our son currently has 5 allergies and our daughter has 9 allergies.
You can read more about our story here.