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Neurosurgeon lacing up for London Marathon
A consultant neurosurgeon is preparing to take on one of the world’s most iconic marathons to help find a cure for brain tumours.
Jane Halliday, who works at the John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) in Oxford, will join 50,000 runners taking on the famous 26.2-mile course of the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2nd October. She is raising funds for Brain Tumour Research inspired by the brain tumour patients she supports.
The sporty scientist is following in the footsteps of meningioma patient Nick Thomas, who last year raised more than £11,000 for the charity.
Jane, who is Nick’s consultant, said: “During a consultation with Nick I asked how he was doing and when he replied saying that he felt well and had just run the London Marathon, we got talking about life and hobbies – I was in awe of what he had achieved since his diagnosis. I told Nick I had applied for a place and he suggested I could run for the charity, within half an hour I was signed up as part of the Brain Tumour Research team.
She added: “It’s a privilege to do my job and try to support the patients I see on a daily basis, Nick included. I feel motivated to want to do more. Seeing patients overcome mental and physical challenges, pushing themselves out of their comfort zone, it’s amazing. Nick is a fantastic example of showing you can go for your goals and that’s really powerful.”
To support Jane’s marathon efforts, please visit her JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jane-Halliday-Neurosurgeon
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