GOFUNDUS Campaign Manager & Administration, West Yorkshire
Hi my name is Lisa and I’m a mum of 2 boys, age 12 and 10. I have a full time job, a busy social life and loads of boys stuff happening on evenings and weekends. That is how I would have introduced myself in February. Then in March, Covid happened. I ended up at hospital struggling to breathe, and was told you’re ill, but not ill enough to be ventilated so go home and rest because that’s the safest place to be. That’s exactly what I did, and I’m still here. The last 7 months have been a rollercoaster, ups, downs, spirals and at times not really knowing which way is up. I’ve had symptoms we all recognise, the indescribable fatigue, breathless, tremors, chest pain, tachycardia, the list goes on.
I am determined that I’m going to beat this thing , no matter how long it takes. I’m on numerous medical research projects and am trying to do as much as possible to help the scientists learn and find a way forward. I try to see the positive in everything and I’ve met some amazing people on this journey, who I’m sure will now be friends for life.
I keep reminding myself that “Sunshine always follows rain”. It just so happens that this is a rather long storm!
Lou says…”Lisa has been a pillar of support to myself, often calling all hours of the day, even whilst she was on a break. Together over the months we’ve had some great chinwags over a cuppa Yorkshire or wine. I put her tenacity down to being a true Yorkshire girl and having that dose of everlasting ‘Yorkshire Grit’. You meet true friends on this journey who you know you can always rely on. Lisa manages our ‘Gofundme’ campaign, as a qualified banker with high security credentials. Thank you for your work and support, Lisa.”