Bradan and Eilish's MND Fundraisers
Saturday 08 June 2024
Siblings Eilish, 9, and Bradan, 12, will be taking on fundraising challenges in aid of My Name'5 Doddie Foundation on 8th June 2024. The pair have decided to take on these challenges in support of their Auntie Tracy, who has been diagnosed with MND.
Bradan, accompanied by his mum Emma, will walk for 12 hours and cover 26.2 miles around Edinburgh and the Lothians. Eilish, accomapnied by her dad Geoff, will cycle a marathon distance on the same day.
Geoff, their dad, said "They have become great carers, mature beyond their years and their resilience has kept me me going, my wife Emma going and the rest of the family. We are lucky to have them as distraction. But for Tracy and Iain [Tracy's husband], every day is like groundhog day. They have been enjoying a break in Doddie's house in Dirleton, an all equipped accommodation for MND sufferers. But this is the ONLY place we have found that can cater for her needs. So that will be others experience too."
"There is no cure. We must find one. We must supply other accommodations that MND sufferers and carers and share for a break, respite and quality time. We will make memories for as long as we can for she is still Auntie Tracy, sister Tracy, wife Tracy and daughter Tracy."