Sarah, Steve and Andrew Langdon are taking on the Reading Half Marathon for Moorfields Eye Charity on Sunday 18 March 2018. They have their TeamMoorfields running jerseys at the ready, and Sarah has shared her story to explain why she will be taking on the epic challenge.
“I was diagnosed with the eye condition keratoconus when I was 12 years old and have been receiving treatment from Moorfields Eye Hospital since 2009. For several years they were able to provide me with good vision using specially fitted contact lenses which I was entirely dependent on to see properly. Unfortunately, these were no longer working and I was beginning to struggle with everyday activities.
On the 21st March 2016 I had a corneal graft in my left eye followed by a graft in my right eye on the 18th December 2017. These surgeries have made an incredible improvement to my vision and nearly every day I still notice new things that I couldn't see or do before.
To thank Moorfields for the excellent care and support I have received from them I am running the Reading Half Marathon with my dad, Steve, and my brother, Andrew, to raise money for the Moorfields Eye Charity. Moorfields Eye Charity funds the pioneering work carried out by Moorfields Eye Hospital as well as research at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, making a difference for people being treated at the hospital and worldwide.
In addition to the life changing treatment I received from Moorfields, it wouldn't have been possible without the generous gifts from two organ donors to whom I am thankful to everyday. As well as donating to Moorfields, please take a look at the organ donation website below and consider registering as a donor if you haven't already.
Thank you for your support!
Sarah, Steve and Andrew”
Please visit their fundraising page and show your support at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/readinghalf4moorfields