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Community Spotlight: Running for hearing loss

Running for hearing loss charity

We love it when people share their hearing loss stories with us on social media. Our community often provides comfort, encouragement, inspiration and support for others in similar situations. Recently we connected with one of our Facebook  friends who we think has a wonderful story to share. 

Daniel Harrison started running long distances earlier this year to improve his own health, now he aims to support and raise awareness for a hearing loss charity. 

He shares his story:

“I am running in the Virgin London Marathon 2017 for Hearing Link because I want to help them support and raise awareness

I only started running long distances in early 2016 and recently completed the Brighton Marathon fueled by a desire to stay healthy and not to berunning for hearing loss charity defeated by a rare blood clotting disorder which could have been fatal.

I would now like to focus my efforts to help another charity who are close to my heart, Hearing Link.

My dad’s side of the family has a history of deafness and acute hearing loss. I have to be very careful in noisy environments, and as a musician in my spare time I wear hearing protection at concerts and in nightclubs as a precaution because I know the risks. 

Hearing Link is a small but leading UK charity supporting people with hearing loss, their families and friends.  They help people adjust to the emotional and practical challenges that hearing loss can bring – offering shared experiences, practical support and guidance so that people can reconnect and face the future with confidence.

Running in such a prestigious event as the London Marathon will be an extremely emotional and proud moment for me and to be able to continue with my running to raise money for such a worthy cause makes it even more worthwhile. I recently ran the Royal Parks Half in well under 2 hours for a Personal Best so I am hoping I can beat 4 hours for the London Marathon.”

– Daniel 

Daniel is looking for donations to help him hit his target and support his chosen charity for the marathon, on April 23, 2017. To support his efforts, visit his JustGiving fund.

Thanks to Daniel for sharing his story! 

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Jill von Bueren is the editor-in-chief of HearingLikeMe.com. Originally from the U.S., she now resides in Zurich, Switzerland. She has a background in journalism and is currently working on her second novel.
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Jill von Bueren is the editor-in-chief of HearingLikeMe.com. Originally from the U.S., she now resides in Zurich, Switzerland. She has a background in journalism and is currently working on her second novel.