Paul Kelly from Orpington to run the London Marathon for the Cure Parkinson's Trust
PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 April 2018
Paul Kelly of Orpington will be running in the marathon for The Cure Parkinson's Trust.
Paul has seen the effects of Parkinson’s first-hand, with three family members being diagnosed with the disease.
The charity is dedicated to finding new treatments to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s.
From a young age, Paul has been competing in borough, county and national competitions.
Paul said: “It wasn’t until I was 15 or 16 that I began to properly understand that my grandad had Parkinson’s, and the physical effort it took him to come along and watch me run. He was a true inspiration to our family.”
Less than a year after Paul’s grandfather passed away, Paul’s uncle Alan received the same diagnosis.
More recently, another family member, Peter, has also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
He added: “To run in the event whilst raising money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust is really the icing on the cake.”