London Marathon 2019: Runner with two lung conditions is fundraising for Asthma UK

Staff Reporter (17 April, 2019) Sport

“I know that eventually my lungs will slowly fill up and restrict my breathing'

29095Renee-Marie Young

A woman suffering from both asthma and emphysema is running the Marathon this year to fundraise for Asthma UK, writes Josh Mellor…

Forty-eight-year-old Renee-Marie Young, who works in Southwark as a learning and development manager for the National Landlords Association, was diagnosed with chronic lung condition emphysema in 2016 after suffering from asthma since she was eighteen.

Renee-Marie said: “I know that eventually my lungs will slowly fill up and restrict my breathing, so later in my life I will need the support and help of these wonderful charities and intensive medical assistance.

“I wish to raise money for those less fortunate than I and to keep running to keep breathing for as long as I am able.”

Since her diagnosis she has completed six marathons around the UK as well as a 31-mile ultra-marathon.

justgiving.com/fundraising/youngladyren

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