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MARATHON RUNNER NATALIE MEETS MARTY
NATALIE Kelly is living proof that anything is possible in life - even getting praised by Marty Morrissey on RTE!
TOP TV and radio personality Marty was left stunned and in awe in many ways after listening to Natalie’s story on Monday morning.
She was invited up to Montrose to tell her story - much to Marty’s delight.
He said the humble Monasterboice woman had a ‘remarkable journey’ and felt she was an inspiration to many others.
Natalie’s story featured in the Drogheda Independent two weeks ago and detailed how she overcame a childhood illness - that almost prevented her from even walking - to joining Team Carrie and running a marathon!
She revealed she was advised two days before the race not to run - but went ahead and completed it. ‘I was going to do it if I had to crawl on my hands and knees,’ she told Marty.
She went through the pain barrier to raise funds for a wheelchair-bound Drogheda boy through her campaign ‘Wheels for John’ - which raised almost €7,000 to get him a new chair.
She praised the great work of David Carrie and the whole team at Team Carrie that helps people run marathons.
Natalie told Marty that you should ‘never let anyone tell you you can’t do something’ - despite the fact that she lives in pain each day due to her health problems.
I think Natalie is a prime contender for a ‘People of the Year Award’.
Pictured is Natalie and her dad Des with Marty.