TEDct has gratefully received a generous donation of £820 from thyroid eye disease patient, Fiona Reid.
Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a rare auto-immune condition listed on the charity Changing Faces as a visible difference. It is typically emotionally and physically challenging to deal with. Many patients suffer with disfigurement trauma.
In a personalised letter to her consultant ophthalmologist in Glasgow, Fiona a TED patient described that she had been on a “marathon journey” with her TED. She writes of moments when she felt she could not have carried on without the support of her fantastic medical team headed by Dr Cauchi.
Fiona and her family were extremely grateful to receive such a high level of care. So much so that her youngest son, Chris, completed a challenging walk up Goatfell in order to raise funds for the Thyroid Eye Disease Charitble Trust (TEDct). TEDct is a charity that exists to improve the lives of thyroid eye disease sufferers.
At 874m (2,867ft) Goatfell is the highest peak on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. It is not a walk for the faint hearted and is very challenging.
I hope the money raised will help others fight this battle and overcome it.Fiona Reid, TED sufferer.
Chris raised a fantastic £820 which has been donated to TEDct.
Fiona is a member of the TEDct support group Thyroid Eye Disease Support UK has volunteered to support others that are going through a similar journey to hers with TED.