Sunday, April 3, 2022
Lindsay’s daughter, Hazel, was born in 2011 with a congenital Cytomegalovirus. Although at the time she didn’t know what lay ahead for her and for Hazel…which turned out to be lifelong disabilities. Read Lindsay & Hazel’s full story here
To summarise; Hazel is profoundly deaf, has cerebral palsy, a balance disorder and learning difficulties. However she has boundless love, fun, positivity and a desire to connect with everyone. She has an amazing zest for life and true appreciation for everything. That said, everything is a struggle for her. Learning is hard, socialising can be challenging, even getting herself dressed (at 10 years old) most of the time is not achievable.
This is why Lindsay is running this marathon although she is very intimidated by the prospect of running for 26.2 miles. When it gets difficult she says she will draw on Hazel’s strength, which she has in abundance. In her words ‘ I may have a few hours of pain and struggle but I will remind myself of the daily pain and struggle Hazel encounters. I will attempt to smile my way through as I see Hazel do everyday!’