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Double Marathon for Baby Lifeline supporter

London Marathon runner, Lisa Mercer-Leach, will be spending her bank holiday taking part in the Milton Keynes Marathon on Monday, 4th May.

Lisa, who is running for Baby Lifeline for personal reasons, is committed to raise as much money for the Charity as possible:

“In January 1997 I suffered an unexplained miscarriage at eight and a half weeks. In November, I suffered a still birth with my son Tony; we later found that after losing the first baby I had become infected with strep b, this unknowingly at the time was to cause the loss of Tony simply because the placenta was infected, and he effectively starved to death.

A simple swab can now detect these things and thankfully now such losses can be prevented. I feel strongly that the more we know about these things the better.

In times gone by, people often said miscarriage and stillbirths were just “one of those things”, nowadays we have advanced medically and can also offer support to the families which they often need. I will never forget my babies, and just because others cannot see the babies lost it doesn’t mean they never existed to these parents experiencing bereavement . I am keen to run to raise funds as I’ve experienced these problems and want to help others.”

As most will be settling down to eat bank holiday brunch, Lisa will be putting her body through her second marathon in consecutive weekends. So, please dig deep and contribute anything you can to Lisa’s cause.


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