Kathleen ran for IDFNZ/Kids Foundation!
Kathleen is a very special person – she learnt about liver disease when she became foster parent to Baby Grant who was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia soon after birth. Kathleen willingly stepped up to help Grant , offering him a much needed home and the support he needed as he commenced his journey through liver transplant. This is a mammoth undertaking for any parent, but for Kathleen it was especially challenging as she was suddenly faced with a long stay admission at Starship caring for baby Grant away from her own network of friends and family. Kathleen and Grant bonded tightly as they battled together through very tough times , the end result was a successful transplant and a fresh start for Baby Grant.
This year, in support of medically fragile children like Grant, Kathleen decided to undertake the mammoth task of running 50km in Napier. She trained hard throughout the winter and completed the 50km run in October 2016, all while raising an incredible amount of money for IDFNZ and Kids Foundation. Well done Kathleen , and a huge thank you, for raising an incredible amount of money for such a fantastic cause.
See Kathleen's full story here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/supportteam50