Every summer the organisers of the Royal Parks Half Marathon launch their Inspire campaign, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, to seek out five inspirational runners, and this year one of their winners is Lily supporter Reanna!
Reanna will be raising money for The Lily Foundation to help fund vital research into mitochondrial disease, which her daughter Milanna was diagnosed with at the age of 7 months.
After Milanna’s diagnosis, Reanna felt so powerless and poorly informed about the disease that she set about researching it herself, and that’s when she found out about The Lily Foundation and first talked to Liz.
Milanna’s diagnosis is still new to Reanna, and although she’s still coming to terms with it, she wants to learn everything she can about the disease and tell as many people as possible about it so that one day everyone will have heard of it.
Reanna’s little girl has faced so many challenges in her short life already, and time and time again she’s shown her parents how courageous she is. Now, with race day rapidly approaching, it’s Mummy’s turn to be brave!
Read Reanna’s full story.