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#thisgirlcan - tackling challenges for charity

A TEACHER who survived brain surgery twice in less than six years is to take on three endurance challenges this month for charity.

A TEACHER who survived brain surgery twice in less than six years is to take on three endurance challenges this month for charity.

Vicky Price, 34, of South Avenue, Henley, was first operated on in 2011 after being diagnosed with a malignant tumour on the right side of her brain.

Then last year she went under the knife again to remove another tumour. The operation took eight-and-a-half hours.

On Sunday, Miss Price, who works at Trinity Pre-School in Vicarage Road, will take part in the 3km Green Park Challenge in Reading with three of her four sons, Adam, 12, Ben, eight, and Leo, six.

Then later the same day, she will run in the Reading Half Marathon.

And if that wasn’t enough she will take part in Tough Mudder at the Culden Faw estate in Hambleden at the end of the month with a groups of friends calling themselves “Vicky’s Brainy Mudders”.

She will be raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Since she first underwent surgery, Miss Price has taken on fund-raising fitness challenges every year.

She has run the Reading Half Marathon every year and in 2013 was given the race number “1” by the organisers.

She has also recorded videos for the charity to help raise awareness with subjects including having to stay awake during surgery and coping with not being able to drive due to illness.

In January, Miss Price completed her first challenge since the operation when she took part in Hellrunner with her friend Joanna Lock, who used to work at Trinity Primary School.

Miss Price said: “I went for my first run two weeks after the operation and then just increased the amount from there with the help of the doctor.

“There is no limit to what I can run but I have just increased it slowly and see how I feel.

“The boys like their running. They train with me. They’ve done the Mini Mudder, which is the children’s version.”

At Tough Mudder event on April 30 and May 1, she will be joined by Doug Kew, Michael Read, Joe Price, Phil Drewitt and Adam Palmer. Nikki Hughes was also due to join the group but will miss the event due to injury.

Miss Price has raised funds for the the Brain Tumour Charity since her first operation. She said: “With the recent death of Paul Daniels it has come to light and it’s becoming more and more well known.

“A brain tumour is not one of the biggest killers but it has such an impact on people’s lives.

“We are trying to raise awareness and donations because they don’t get as much money as they should do towards research.

“I’m doing this to raise as much money towards research, to help all affected. Any donation is hugely appreciated. The boys have been through a lot and want to help others via the charity too.”

To make a donation, visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/vickyprice1 or https//mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/vickyprice1



A TEACHER who survived brain surgery twice in less than six years is to take on three endurance challenges this month for charity.

Vicky Price, 34, of South Avenue, Henley, was first operated on in 2011 after being diagnosed with a malignant tumour on the right side of her brain.

Then last year she went under the knife again to remove another tumour. The operation took eight-and-a-half hours.

On Sunday, Miss Price, who works at Trinity Pre-School in Vicarage Road, will take part in the 3km Green Park Challenge in Reading with three of her four sons, Adam, 12, Ben, eight, and Leo, six.

Then later the same day, she will run in the Reading Half Marathon.

And if that wasn’t enough she will take part in Tough Mudder at the Culden Faw estate in Hambleden at the end of the month with a groups of friends calling themselves “Vicky’s Brainy Mudders”.

She will be raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Since she first underwent surgery, Miss Price has taken on fund-raising fitness challenges every year.

She has run the Reading Half Marathon every year and in 2013 was given the race number “1” by the organisers.

She has also recorded videos for the charity to help raise awareness with subjects including having to stay awake during surgery and coping with not being able to drive due to illness.

In January, Miss Price completed her first challenge since the operation when she took part in Hellrunner with her friend Joanna Lock, who used to work at Trinity Primary School.

Miss Price said: “I went for my first run two weeks after the operation and then just increased the amount from there with the help of the doctor.

“There is no limit to what I can run but I have just increased it slowly and see how I feel.

“The boys like their running. They train with me. They’ve done the Mini Mudder, which is the children’s version.”

At Tough Mudder event on April 30 and May 1, she will be joined by Doug Kew, Michael Read, Joe Price, Phil Drewitt and Adam Palmer. Nikki Hughes was also due to join the group but will miss the event due to injury.

Miss Price has raised funds for the the Brain Tumour Charity since her first operation. She said: “With the recent death of Paul Daniels it has come to light and it’s becoming more and more well known.

“A brain tumour is not one of the biggest killers but it has such an impact on people’s lives.

“We are trying to raise awareness and donations because they don’t get as much money as they should do towards research.

“I’m doing this to raise as much money towards research, to help all affected. Any donation is hugely appreciated. The boys have been through a lot and want to help others via the charity too.”

To make a donation, visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/vickyprice1 or https//mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/vickyprice1



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