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Derby Man With Painful Condition Takes On Amazing Challenge For Little Cancer Sufferer
Sunday 18 March 2018
From UK newspaper the Derby Telegraph:
Derby man with painful condition takes on amazing challenge for little cancer sufferer
Jonnie Partridge is raising money to help two-year-old Ruby
A 21-stone welder with a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body is defying medical advice and running a half-marathon to raise money for a little girl who was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Thirteen years ago, Jonnie Partridge, 34, of Chaddesden, suffered a spinal injury while playing rugby. He underwent microdiscectomy surgery that left him with fibromyalgia syndrome, where pain and stiffness occurs in muscles, tendons, and ligaments throughout the body.
After that the self-confessed couch potato took no exercise whatsoever – until he read about Ruby Richards, the two-year-old Shardlow girl who was found to have Wilm’s tumour that develops in the kidney. The Derby Telegraph reported on how the vigilance and clinical judgement of staff at the Royal Derby Hospital led to Ruby undergoing life-saving surgery at Nottingham Children’s Hospital.
Now Jonnie is in training to take part in the Ramathon Half Marathon in June, despite doctors telling him that running could have long-term adverse consequences for his condition.
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