Elizabeth’s Footprint

Last week my wife and I joined Natalia Spencer on her Walk of Love. We’re linked through St James’ Primary School in Cheltenham. Natalia has given herself an enormous challenge; She’s walking the entire 6,000 mile coastline of the UK…

Since starting back in February, she’s completed over 1,000 miles, walking relentlessly with just one day of rest each week.

She has merely her rucksack, and the kindness of others to support her.

It may sound hard, but to her, it’s nothing compared to dealing with the raw grief of losing her 5-year-old daughter Elizabeth.

I’ve never met a more determined and truly inspirational person in my life. As I struggled to drag my body up the last hill on our 7 hour walk from Pendine to Tenby, she explained that she doesn’t walk with her legs, she walks with her mind.

Natalia is aiming to raise £100,000 for the Bristol Children’s Hospital, who’s doctors battled in vein to save Elizabeth for 18 long days last December. She’s bringing something positive from her loss, and moving forward one step at a time.

I applaud her mighty efforts to help the lives of others, and wish her godspeed on her year-long venture.

Please read her story, follow her progress on Facebook and Twitter, raise awareness and help in any way that you can.

Supporting her in the best way I know how to, we had the pleasure of providing sustenance in the form of a few square meals. We hope to join you again soon Natalia. X

 

To donate to go https://www.justgiving.com/Natalia-Spencer/ or text  ELIF55 £2/£5/£10 to 70070

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