Little Arleigh has had the worst three years of her life, from the day she was born she suffered from eczema and reflux symptoms, she has been hospitalised for infections in her skin numerous times, which is due to a condition affecting both her bowel and immune system, in March 2021 we finally got answers for her.

After the 3 difficult years, my 3-year-old Granddaughter was diagnosed with eosinophilic colitis, a rare gastrointestinal immune driven disease that affects around 3.3 people in 100,000.

 Arleigh in hospital

Currently, there is no known cure and no approved treatments.

Sadly this disease means Arleigh is unable to eat a normal diet and often leaves her too unwell to attend nursery with her friends. Please help me support EOS Network and their important work by sponsoring my half marathon.

EOS Network is a voluntary run charity, 100% of donations fund their mission to ensure that every person with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease receives a prompt accurate diagnosis, the right treatment for them, and support to live with their condition.

What they do

  • We provide information and support for people with Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases their families and carers, through our community hub, resources and events.
  • We provide a global platform for clinicians and researchers to connect and share the latest research and best evidence-based practice.
  • We provide educational resources and events for healthcare professionals to help them recognise symptoms, diagnose and treat Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases.
  • We work with patients and their carers, medical bodies, manufacturers and funders to ensure the patient’s voice is heard for decisions about treatment guidelines, the development and availability of medicines.

Your sponsorship will help secure the vision of a world where everyone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease can eat without pain.

100% of your donations help make a difference with every step Angela ran, thank you!

Angela Burnip