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Dornoch mother's 50 day 5k challenge


By Caroline McMorran

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A Sutherland mother is taking part in a challenge to raise money for Reverse Rett - a charity dedicated to finding a cure for Rett Syndrome.

Stephanie Wood, whose daughter Emilia (3), has the syndrome, has signed up for the 5x50 challenge which will see her running, walking or cycling 5k every day for 50 days, starting from Sunday, March 22.

Stephanie Wood with husband Alvin and Emilia. The family are fundraisers for Reverse Rett and previously organised a Halloween Walk. Stephanie is now preparing for a new challenge.
Stephanie Wood with husband Alvin and Emilia. The family are fundraisers for Reverse Rett and previously organised a Halloween Walk. Stephanie is now preparing for a new challenge.

Mrs Wood, who lives with husband Alivn and Emilia in Dornoch, said she did not expect it to be easy but was motivated by her daughter’s example.

“Finding the physical and mental energy to do this will not be easy for me, and although I enjoy running, most of the time, it can cause me back pain.

“It will mean very early mornings and being outside in all weathers but none of this compares to the difficulties Emilia goes through every day.”

"I’m determined to see this through and raise as much as I can in the process for Reverse Rett.”

She will be documenting her progress on Facebook page All About Emilia and said: "Any words of encouragement or donations will definitely spur me on."

To donate, visit Justgiving and use the search term Stephanie’s 5x50 page.

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