Son runs Amsterdam Marathon in honour of Honiton transplant survivor mum

PUBLISHED: 11:00 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:07 02 November 2017

Leon Palmer gives the thumbs up after his marathon run in Amsterdam.

Leon Palmer gives the thumbs up after his marathon run in Amsterdam.

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Leon Palmer, son of Honiton resident Mary Palmer, completed the Amsterdam Marathon in four hours, 15 seconds earlier this month.

Transplant survivor Mary Palmer with her husband Mike.Transplant survivor Mary Palmer with her husband Mike.

A former Honiton man has successfully run a marathon overseas to raise awareness of his mum’s medical condition.

Leon Palmer, son of Honiton resident Mary Palmer, completed the Amsterdam Marathon in four hours, 15 seconds last month.

His efforts have raised more than £2,280 so far, for the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) charity.

Mary, of Charles Road, was diagnosed with PKD, a life-threatening inherited condition that can cause renal kidney failure and affect other organs in the body.

Her condition led her to undergo dialysis, have weekly medical check ups and eventually have a kidney transplant.

Leon said: “Polycystic Kidney Disease is a hereditary and currently incurable condition, which has and will continue to impact my family.

“I also ran the marathon to honour the memory of the person who posthumously donated their kidney for transplant to my mum in November last year.

“Thank you so much to everyone who donated to this cause. It is greatly appreciated.”

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