On Sunday 1st October, Nick Kinloch will be dusting off his trainers and taking on the Clarendon Marathon in aid of Smile4Wessex, as a thank you for the outstanding care his son Rory received at the Wessex Neurological Centre last year.
Rory was diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst at the age of 5 years old, when a lump was discovered on his right temple. He lived with this for many years, without any problems, until last December when he developed headaches, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. On the 21st Dec Rory was diagnosed with a Subdural Haematoma and rushed to Wessex Neurological, where they performed burr hole surgery within 30 mins of his arrival. Three weeks later the cyst ruptured causing numerous complications and a rare, very high risk fenestration craniotomy had to be performed under the superb care of Consultant Neurosurgeon Mr Jonathan Hempenstall.
Having vowed a few years ago that his marathon running days were over, Nick has challenged himself to one more and will take on the Clarendon Marathon on Sunday. This off-road trail route will take Nick from Salisbury to Winchester along the ancient Clarendon Way with a few extra turns here and there to make up the full 26.2 miles!
We're delighted that Rory (now 19 years old) has recovered well and would like to wish Nick the very best of luck and thank him for choosing to support us.
Please visit his fundraising page HERE to read his story and support him if you can.