Ex tricky defensive star Danny Meadowcroft, will be running the Great North Run on 16th September 2012,
in aid of Ronald McDonald House (Manchester) and Short Bowel Survivor and friends charity.
Meadowcroft, now plying his trade at Colwyn Bay, has a five year old son and two twin daughters. Cullen, Bella and Evie. Here is his story
"As well as my 5 year old son Cullen, myself and my partner Becky Deane have twin daughters Evie and Bella who were born 7 months ago. Evie was diagnosed with extreme short bowel syndrome when she was just a couple of weeks old, the doctors have told us that this is the most extreme condition that he has ever come across and that there is not another case like it in the world, but even through all of these bad times Evie has always remained a happy smiley little girl, which keeps us going daily.
Evie has now been in hospital permanently since the 4th January 2012 and since then Evie has had seven operations which means that we have all had a very stressful time trying to juggle Cullen, the twins, home, jobs and daily hospital visits. So staying at the Ronald McDonald House Manchester since the week that it opened in May has allowed us to stay together as a family and has allowed our identical twin girls to bond, it’s made life a little less stressful for us as we don’t have to travel and has given us a bit of normality and rest away from being stuck in the hospital day and night. We have also been able to make friends and share our issues with other parents that understand what we are going through and we have been able to have dinner as a family and with friends, watch TV, play with our children together - the normal things people take for granted that we have not been able to do until we were given accommodation at the Ronald McDonald House Manchester.
So I have decided to run the Great North Run in aid of these two worthy charities close to both mine and Becky's and the rest of my family’s heart, so please dig deep. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charities. Thank you in advance for all your support and donations."
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