A PODIATRY assistant diagnosed with leukaemia on her 25th birthday is running a marathon in aid of an Isleworth cancer charity – and will face competition from her big brother.
Victoria Kibble, 30, who works at West Middlesex Hospital, in Isleworth, was told she had chronic myeloid leukaemia in May 2007.
She hopes to raise £3,500, and will have competition from her brother Simon Kibble, 33, of Alton Gardens, Whitton. She is running her second London Marathon next Sunday in aid of the Mulberry Centre, which has supported her and her family since she was diagnosed.
“Running for the centre is my way of saying thank you. It’s truly the most amazing charity, designed to support all who need it. As well as providing massage therapy, it’s been a quiet place to go and have a cup of tea when I need some calm.
“It’s also been a great resource for my parents to learn about the disease so they could give me the best possible support.”
Victoria, who lives in Ashford and previously worked as a trampoline coach, manages her condition through medication. She ran the London Marathon two years ago and is determined to beat her time of six hours.
To support Victoria, visit www.justgiving.com/victoria-kibble .