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Teen Who Was Considered Unable To Walk Ever Again Completed Marathon In New York

News by Joey Jordan Published on 06 Nov,2017 Updated on 09 Nov,2017

Zoe North completed the 26.2-mile race over five grueling days in New York and had raised more than £142,000 for charity. Zoe, 19, was once told she would never be able to walk due to her cerebral palsy.

She has raised the charity fund in coordination with Sparks, the children's medical research charity works with Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Zoe, 19 completed the NYC marathon and raised at least  142,000 to fund children's medical research

Zoe, 19 completed the NYC marathon and raised at least  £142,000 to fund children's medical research

Source: Daily Mail

Cerebral palsy refers the condition when a person faces difficulty with balance, muscle weakness and coordination and Zoe had been walking with the use of an especial frame till five years ago.

18 months ago, she had finished the London Marathon in a week; raising more than £120,000 for the same charity. She born three months premature and was diagnosed with the disease at her birth.

Zoe was born three month premature and could only walk with the help of frame

Zoe was born three months premature and could only walk with the help of frame

Source: Daily Mail

She only learned to walk when she was four and has been walking flat-footed until she had a life-changing operation to loosen her tendons around five years back. She said,

When I was really young I didn't walk until the age of four, and I would be blown over by the wind.

The money she has been raising would be used in a project researching the first ever treatment of foetal membrane damage, which can result in premature birth.

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