Aunt in­spires Clint to tackle marathon bid

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A MACCLESFIELD aunt, who was di­ag­nosed with a fa­tal brain ill­ness, has in­spired her nephew to face the chal­lenge of his life.

Lesley Sil­vester learned she had bul­bar palsy, a form of mo­tor neu­ron dis­ease (MND), in June last year.

Since then, the ill­ness has left her al­most com­pletely paral­ysed.

In an­other twist of fate she also lost her hus­band, who was a great sup­port to her, on Boxing Day.

In­spired by her story, her niece’s hus­band Clint Spencer, a pas­sion­ate run­ner from Der­byshire, is hop­ing to funds for the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion in May.

He will take on five marathons and the Tough Mud­der ob­sta­cle race - over the course of just four weeks.

He said: “Any­one who has come into con­tact with some­one suf­fer­ing from MND knows what a hugely de­bil­i­tat­ing dis­ease it is. I hope that in do­ing this, I can raise not just cash but also aware­ness, so that peo­ple like Lesley can get the best treat­ment pos­si­ble.”

To help Clint go to just­giv­­ing/clint-spencer.

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