Story: Nicola’s son Oliver has had numerous surgeries and procedures on his spine to treat severe kyphoscoliosis, a deformity of the spine which has required him to wear a traction weighted metal frame for several months.
Oliver, who was born in 2011, has been in and out of hospital all his life. His latest visit started in October 2018. On Tuesday, 21st May, just two days after the Great Manchester Run, he will undergo surgery to insert rods to help straighten his back.
Nicola will be joined on the run by Oliver’s spinal nurse Claire Holden and a total of 12 family and friends. Subject to medical approval, Oliver will be pushed by Nicola for the last 1KM or so of the run.
Nicola said: “I think it will be a mixture of running and walking for me as I’ve never done anything like this before. It’ll definitely be a challenge, but Oliver has spent so long in hospital, I can’t really complain about a 10K can I?”
Nicola’s thoughts on Team 10: "I was so pleased to be asked to join Team 10 – it will be a really special moment. I can’t wait to meet the other members."