We all consider things that happen or may happen in life. But sometimes the most terrible thing in the world is beyond even your darkest fears and dreads. Something that may never have crossed your worried mind.
In 2015 I was told at 12 weeks pregnant my daughter would not live. She may have not survived the pregnancy and if she did she wound not survive once born.
The condition was so rare I’d never heard of it before that day. To hear that the condition was ‘not comparable with life’ was the worst day of my life.
Aside from the horror and grief we were suddenly very alone with a lot of questions and confusion with an impossible choice to make.
ARC came to me in my darkest hours. They were there and were understanding in a situation that few could ever understand. They were there to answer those questions you never dreamt you would have to ask.
So this is why I want to run for ARC to thank them for their support. It’s my biggest physical challenge yet and I want to run the whole way. I have found running helps with feelings of grief and provides time for me to spend with those who can’t be here.
I never considered a charity such as ARC before 2015 as I have already said I never considered or understood the complex issues that can surround pregnancy. I’m comforted to know they are there for anyone who should find themselves in need of this vital support in the future.
I love you my precious daughter who I never got to keep but who I will remember and miss forever.