Some of you might know that I enjoy running. I enjoy it so much that I wrote about it and explained how it helped me with my mental health. Running is extremely important to me since it gives me the opportunity to be and feel free. I have even gone to the extent of signing up for the 2020 London Marathon. While I haven’t heard back yet, I’m keeping hopeful. Anyway, this post isn’t about me, it’s about my friend Kamile.
Kamile is a part of my inspiration. She is one of the kindest and purest people I have met in a while and her reasoning behind being an inspiration is because of her ability to run. Kamile suffers from Rod cone dystrophy, left hyperopia, nystagmus, hypoplastic optic nerve and gross foveal abnormality. Which means that she is partially blind. Unfortunately, it won’t get any better. In fact, it will get worse which means that over time, Kamile’s sight will deteriorate. However, this doesn’t stop her from being amazing. Kamile has a confirmed space in the 2020 London Marathon. She will be running for the Royal National Institution for the Blind (The RNIB).
What I find so amazing about Kamile’s story is he fact that she is using her illness to do good things in this world. She is raising money to help those who suffer similarly to her. She isn’t doing this for herself. She is doing it to benefit other people despite suffering herself. I think that’s extremely amazing. Take a look at what Kamile has to say:
“Ever since I was 3 years old I have struggled with my eyesight, constant doctors appointments, full days of tests and still don’t really know what’s going on. It’s been something that is difficult to deal with and have to live with. Recently I have found out that I will go blind in the near future. So, I took it upon myself to do something which I can be proud of and that is to run the London marathon by myself and raise money for the RNIB which is an amazing charity helping people like me. So if you can please donate even if it is a pound or two. Thank you”
If you can spare a pound or two, please consider donating it to Kamile’s amazing journey. She really deserves to run but won’t be able to if she can’t raise the £2,000. Please donate here: