A devoted mother who lost her son to an asthma attack is to undertake a sponsored swim to mark what would have been his 30th birthday.
Katrina Hall, 51, who herself has Fibromyalgia and ME which causes her severe mobility problems. will complete the 2,000 metre swim on September 6 from 9am at the outdoor pool at Woodgreen Leisure Centre to raise funds for asthma charities.
Her son Daniel Heritage suffered from asthma all his life and died suddenly aged 28 on remembrance day in 2012. He had moved to Westport in Ireland with his partner Alice who has since given birth to their 14-month-old child Keegan.
Mrs Hall said: “My son had asthma since he was a baby. He managed it extremely well and had just climbed a mountain a few weeks before his death. Then one day he collapsed in the shower with no warning.
“It’s just made a massive hole in our lives.
“I just think people aren’t aware enough.
“People with asthma need to make sure they carry their inhalers and have regular check-ups,” she said.
Mrs Hall has suffered from ME for ten years and Fibromyalgia for ten. She said: “The swim will be a huge challenge, I’m getting my stamina up now. It’s going to take quite a while and I aim to do it with breaks in between just pacing myself.”
To sponsor Mrs Hall visit www.justgiving.com/katrina-hall5