We are so grateful to Ellie who has decided to run a mile a day through February 2021 and wish her lots of luck with completing her miles. Ellie has very recently experienced the trauma of an ectopic pregnancy and says she found great comfort and information through our website and reading other people’s stories meant she was able to relate to others which made her feel that although it’s a huge and scary thing it is ok.
Ellie set herself this challenge and is passionate about raising awareness about ectopic pregnancies, please read her heartfelt story.
After a long month of hospital appointments and several tests and scans, I was finally given the answer in December. An ectopic pregnancy. Something I didn’t really know much about until experiencing it myself. Thank goodness for the extensive information available on the ectopic trust website, I could tell the signs and got myself to A & E.
I knew that as soon as I’d recovered from surgery and felt healthy enough, that I wanted to do more for the charity that’s helped me and so many other women and couples get through such a traumatic experience.
I had read several other stories on the website of how people were doing their bit for fundraising and decided to look more into it. This was something I’d never done before and the thought of opening up to so many about my story did scare me. I soon realised that opening up and raising awareness is a good thing and could help many others who like me, don’t know much about the life threatening condition until in the situation. This motivated me to make contact with the charity and start my fundraising journey.
I set myself a challenge to run 1 mile everyday in the month of February. I wanted to get started as soon as I could to make a positive out of a very negative situation. This is the outlook I now have, and although this has been a very hard time, it’s rewarding for a good thing to come out of it. I am so glad to be able to give something back to a charity that’s helped me in so many ways and is now very close to my heart.
Please do read more about Ellie’s Story via her VMG page