Daniel and dad run for son’s syndrome
PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 May 2012 | UPDATED: 12:59 28 May 2012
A FATHER and son ran 10 kilometres alongside friends from their village to raise awareness of a rare condition.
Iain Shaw, aged 44, took part in a run alongside his son Daniel, aged 18, who suffers from Fragile X Syndrome.
Fifteen runners from Shipham, where Mr Shaw lives also took part in the run which was entered by 15,000 people last weekend.
Fragile X Syndrome is a rare condition which sees people suffer from learning difficulties as well as social, linguistic and behavioural problems.
Mr Shaw said: “I’m exceptionally proud of Daniel. People affected by the syndrome shouldn’t be able to cope with crowds, so putting him in a crowd of thousands isn’t something he should be able to do.”
Mr Shaw, of Broadway, has joined a group called the Fragile X Society, which has already raised £1,775.
It is aiming to provide support and information for families affected by the syndrome, educate the public about the condition and encourage further medical research.
Mr Shaw added: “Any donation you can afford can really help us smash our goal.”
To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/iain-shaw1
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