Fuelled by enteral nutrition as he takes part in the London Marathon on 21st April 2019
PINNT Ambassador Gary Taylor is taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday 21st April 2019. This will be his second London Marathon. Last year he took part and endured the conditions of an extremely warm day in the capital.
In 2016 Gary was diagnosed with a rare tumour, thankfully it was benign. However, he was told that due to the invasive nature of the surgery to remove it he wouldn’t ever be able to eat again. He would be dependent on enteral nutrition.
Gary will be running with his medical backpack; it will be his vital nutrition that will fuel his body and determination to get his around the course. The equipment will need to be changed three times during the run and a volunteer support runner from Nutricia will be on hand to assist with the equipment.
Gary originally lost more than five stone by adjusting to the complexities of his new life and throughout his struggle he suffered from panic attacks. Now, just a few years on, he’s overcoming hurdles thanks to a fantastic support network of friends, family and nurses – not to mention an extraordinary determination, from the man himself.
After this race his aim is to complete the 6 top marathons Boston, New York, Chicago, Berlin and Tokyo.
As Gary is a PINNT Ambassador, he has elected to raise both awareness and essential funds for us – thank you Gary – it’s good to see you reach your personal goals. Thank you for allowing us to benefit from your amazing event and personal challenge.