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Fibromyalgia Sufferer To Complete Westminster Mile In Aid Of "Invisible Illnesses"

Thursday 26 April 2018


From UK newspaper The Lowestoft Journal:


Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith will be taking part in the Westminster Mile.
(Photo: Stephanie Smith)

Fibromyalgia suffer to complete Westminster Mile in aid of “invisible illnesses”

By James Carr
10 April 2018
© 2018 Archant Community Media Ltd

Stephanie Smith always dreamed of running in the London Marathon.

This long held ambition was part of her bucket list, something she always believed she would achieve.

However, six years ago these dreams were dashed as she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.

The condition causes widespread pain throughout the body and has restricted Mrs Smith to a wheelchair when travelling distances over 50 metres.

The 47-year-old, who is from Lowestoft, said: “I always just put it off and put if off.

“Then I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia which has left me in a wheelchair.

“I thought I would never be able to do it – that I had missed my chance.”

Desperate to be part of the event, Mrs Smith wrote to the marathon organisers to see if she could complete the race using her electric wheelchair.

Mrs Smith said: “I received the usual response email explaining why I wasn’t allowed.

“But it had a little bit extra added – a personal invite to the Westminster Mile.”


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