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MISSION P0SSIBLE

LISA JACKSON MEETS THREE ORDINARY WOMEN WHO’VE USED RUNNING TO RAISE EXTRAORDINARY SUMS FOR CHARITY

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“I’VE RAISED OVER £20,000 IN HONOUR OF MY SISTER WHO HAS MS”

Laura with her sister Amanda

“When my younger sister Amanda became horribly ill with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2001, I felt utterly hopeless and really frustrated that there was nothing I could do to help her feel better,” says Laura Lane, 37, from St Albans. “MS affects people in different ways and, in Amanda’s case, she lost the ability to walk and had to use a wheelchair and it also affected her eyesight. She was continually in and out of hospital for steroid treatment and had a really tough time of it. I was a bit overweight, working long hours, and a smoker. I definitely wasn’t a runner at that time, but knew that running a marathon would be a great way to raise money for MS. So I entered the 2002 London Marathon. I felt that would be a really positive response to a terribly difficult situation.

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