Congratulations to Beth who set off on the 13.1 miles Great North Run on Sunday 10 September.
Beth shares her story with us ” I did the Great North Run to raise money for Group B Strep Support, it is a charity that’s very close to our hearts as my son Cruz contracted group B Strep sepsis shortly after birth. It wasn’t picked up that I was a carrier in my pregnancy as I didn’t have any symptoms. We took Cruz home thinking everything was fine but within a week of being home, I knew something wasn’t right. We had been sent away from A&E with no answers numerous times that week. He then, unfortunately, became lifeless in my arms one night, this was when they took me seriously and group B Strep sepsis was detected.
Cruz was a little fighter and got through 10 days in hospital on IV antibiotics. He is now 3 years old and has been diagnosed with Autism and Global Developmental Delay. We feel very lucky to have Cruz with us, he is a very happy and cheeky little boy. I reached out to Group B Strep Support when I was home as I was struggling to get my head around everything and they really helped me and still do if I have any questions. My heart goes out to the families who have lost a child to a group B Strep Infection.
Thank you GBSS, it was such a great day and loved every second.”
If you would like to show your support for Beth you can do so by visiting their JustGiving page, which so far has raised an incredible £1200 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/beth-pointon