17th Jun, 2019

Redditch man to run half marathon for hospital which saved his life

Harry Leach 9th Oct, 2018

A REDDITCH man who has recovered from a brain tumour operation is running a half marathon to raise funds for the hospital that saved his life.

Greenlands resident Jamie O’Brien had the tumour successfully removed at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QE) last year – a month before the birth of his son Jaiden.

Since then the 35-year-old has received a full programme of after-care at the QE, including MRI scans, tests and check-ups.

Now he wants to hit the ground running by raising money for the hospital at this year’s Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, October 14.

“I owe so much to the staff there because they saved my life and have provided me with amazing care and support.

“I just want to give something back.”

Generous donations from Jamie’s colleagues at Redditch-based logistics firm Transmec UK have already helped him exceed his initial fundraising target of £500.

“It’s important to keep going because I want to raise as much as I can.

“Training is going well and I’m looking forward to the event.”

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jamie-o-brien7 to make donations via Jamie’s Just Giving page.

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