Cwmbran marathon man inspired by diabetic son
9:01pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
CWMBRAN dad Andrew Wren raised almost £500 running a half marathon for a diabetes charity, inspired by his son Harry who suffers with Type 1 diabetes.
His wife Julie said: “Our son Harry, who is now 14, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in May 2001, aged 21 months.
“He currently injects insulin up to six times a day and tests his blood sugars at least four times a day.
“Harry does not allow his condition to prevent him from leading an active life, playing football regularly, while balancing his medication and dietary needs.”
“My husband Andrew, 41, agreed to take on the challenge of running the Cardiff Half Marathon while on a night out with friends over Christmas. Despite not being a runner he trained for the last five months and completed the 13.1 miles in 2hrs 22mins 50secs.
“Once he committed to take part he decided he would use the event to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF),” said Julie.
“We hope that a cure for type 1 diabetes can be discovered in Harry’s lifetime and that any support we can offer this charity is worthwhile. Andrew’s run has raised around £500 thanks to the generosity of family, friends and work colleagues, for which we are extremely grateful.”
Donations can still be made via www.justgiving.com/WrensCardiffHalf
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