Aveley mum running for daughter with cystic fibrosis

Mum Nyssa Woodward with Norah.
Mum Nyssa Woodward with Norah.

AN Aveley mother will take part in the Run for Reason this month to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis (CF) as part of the 65 Roses campaign.

Nyssa Woodward is the mother of 11-month-old twins, with daughter Norah recently diagnosed with CF.

Ms Woodward decided to take part in the Run for a Reason alongside 20 other runners raising money for Cystic Fibrosis WA because it was a chance to share her story.

“It has only been eight months since our little girl was diagnosed with CF but we are already in a better place than we were,” she said.

“Norah’s medication and physio is now just a part of our everyday routine and Norah is a little champ.”

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease, which affects nearly 4000 children and young adults in Australia and currently has no cure.

The 65 Roses campaign will be run through May, with this year’s 65 Roses Day taking place on Friday, May 26.

Ms Woodward said she hoped to raise $1500.

“When I read the last CFWA newsletter and noticed the HBF Run for a Reason, I thought this was a great opportunity to share our story with others and help them to understand what happens each day in our lives and why we haven’t been out and about as much as others might be,” she said.

“I really want this run to be successful and encourage people to join our team ‘For Norah’ or donate to our page and hopefully meet our target of $1500.”

To donate to Ms Woodward’s fundraising campaign visit https://hbfrun2017.every dayhero.com/au/for-norah.

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