Kathryn Ball has taken on the impressive challenge of walking 100 miles throughout May, as part of Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s ‘Walk This May’ campaign. She is raising funds in support of the Welsh Epilepsy Unit at University Hospital of Wales (UHW).

Kathryn’s motivation stems from her oldest son, Cieran, who has been battling Drug Resistant Epilepsy since April 2012. Despite continuous efforts, no medication has provided complete relief, leaving Cieran susceptible to seizures without warning, with no discernible triggers. This leaves him and his family constantly on high alert.

Currently participating in a Consultant-led drug trial at the Welsh Epilepsy Unit at UHW, Cieran has seen a reduction in seizures from weekly to fortnightly, sometimes even monthly. However, the new medication hasn’t provided a total solution.

Kathryn’s fundraising efforts are directed towards supporting the Unit’s crucial research in combating Epilepsy. She also wants to express gratitude to the exceptional team supporting Cieran through his journey.

Kathryn said: “The research team are fantastic with Cieran. Special thanks to Dee and her team who make every visit personal and easy for Cieran. I’d go as far as to say he loves going to his appointments.”

Juggling her challenge amidst work and other commitments, Kathryn’s endeavour is no small feat. To put it into perspective, she’ll be traversing the distance from Cardiff to Pembrokeshire, truly putting her legs to work.

On behalf of everyone at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, best of luck and huge thank you to Kathryn for her dedication and support.

To support Kathryn’s dedication and contribute to ground-breaking Epilepsy research at CAVUHB, donations can be made through the JustGiving page.

Are you feeling inspired to Walk This May? Take on our challenge and help raise vital funds for your local hospitals. Find out more Walk this May! | Cardiff & Vale Health Charity 

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