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Plucky Terri in abseil fundraiser

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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Plucky Terri in abseil fundraiser

A FEARLESS mum has raised £1000 for diabetes research after abseiling 165 foot from the Forth Rail Bridge.

Terri Ralston from Sanquhar completed the challenge in aid of JDRF and hopes her donation will help find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Her son Connor, five, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2015 and has to manage his blood glucose levels with insulin boosters just to stay alive.
He was there, along with big brother Brandon, 10, and cousing Kieran, 10, to cheer on Terri.
The abseil is one of many sponsored events she has carried out and she said: “Ever since we started raising funds for JDRF research, Connor believes that there will be a cure to make him better by the time he’s grown up.
“It is why we have to keep raising more money for the charity.”
Explaining more about her son’s condition, Terri- pictured with her family – added: “Connor uses an insulin pump now rather than having constant injections and we fund a sensor that he wears on his arm so that he no longer needs the endless finger pricks to test his glucose levels.
“Both the pump and sensor show how research can make such a difference to his young life and why we have to keep on going.
“Connor is a terrific boy and is always praised at school for how he deals with his condition. The abseil and raising money for JDRF is one way to say how proud we are of him.”
To donate, go to Justgiving/terrisabseil


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