Norwich DEO to take on Brighton marathon

Jason Lennon

Jason Lennon, a Duty EOC Officer from Norwich is running the Brighton marathon in April to raise money for Headway.

Jason was hit by a van whilst cycling to work in 2014 and was taken to Norfolk and Norfolk Hospital and then transferred to Addenbrookes due to 3 bleeds on the brain. He had also sustained a tibial plateau fracture which needed to be plated and screwed. With no memory of the event, it was 5 days later that Jason had any idea of what was happened to him.  During his recovery, he was off work for  6 months and did not return his full role for about a year. Jason has since begun to work part-time due to the fatigue associated with a traumatic brain injury.

Jason said "It has been a long and tough journey to get where I am now. I may never fully recover but I'm thankful for the support of family and friends. I want to take on this challenge to prove I can run my first-ever marathon through the same hard work and dedication that I have used to try and recover from my injuries. Raising money for a such a worthy cause that is very close to me will only motivate me further.”

A brain injury can affect anyone and can be sustained not only through trauma but through medical incidents. Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

If you would like to support Jason, please visit his Virgin Money Giving page - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=JasonLennon&pageUrl=1

You can also find out more about Headway and how they are working to improve lives after brain injury here - https://www.headway.org.uk/

Published 18th January 2019

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