Lauren will be running September Half Marathon for Air Ambulance NI
23 August 2019
You may be shocked to learn that on average, every day, one individual needs Air Ambulance NI. On 25th March 2018, 21-year-old Lauren McGivern got out of bed in the early morning to leave her boyfriend to work. By 6.30am, her whole life had changed after a major road traffic collision.
Lauren’s boyfriend sadly passed away in the collision and Lauren suffered a brain injury and a broken pelvis. She was told by doctors that she would never walk again but she has made a remarkable recovery and is taking part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon on 22nd September 2019, her first half marathon ever.
Lauren, now 22, is running to raise money for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI), as she credits the service’s medical team for saving her life.
Lauren said: “I knew of the air ambulance before the accident, but I never thought they would be helping me one day. I know that if they weren’t there, I wouldn’t be here today. I’m excited to get running and raise money for this amazing cause and to help other people who need desperate help like I did.”
Lauren is running the race to raise awareness and funds for AANI, the charity, which in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), provides the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) for the region and responds to seriously ill or injured patients 12 hours a day, 7 days per week. AANI has been tasked to more than 931 taskings since its inception in July 2017.
You can join Lauren to raise money for #TeamAANI and #BeARealLifeHero by signing up to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon now HERE and support YOUR local Air Ambulance Charity.