Seven Kings marathon runner hopes to beat disease once more
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A man who overcame a little known skin disease is now set to run a marathon to raise money towards a cure.
Tom Joy,of Seven Kings, is running the London Marathon to raise money for skin disease research.
The 22 year-old decided to support the British Skin Foundation after being diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) in his final year of university.
HSP is an inflaming of bloodvessels that can lead to a number of serious health issues.
Tom said: “Whilst I only have a couple of scars to show my distressing encounter with Henoch-Schönlein purpura, many people are not so fortunate and will suffer with skin conditions like this for many years.”
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The brave runner has now pledged to raise £2,700 for skin disease research “to help improve the lives of others”.
You can support Tom by donating at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tom-Joy-vmlm#
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