Seven Kings marathon runner hopes to beat disease once more

Tom Joy, 22, of Seven Kings, will be running the London Marathon for the British Skin Foundation thi

Tom Joy, 22, of Seven Kings, will be running the London Marathon for the British Skin Foundation this year. - Credit: Archant

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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