Woman who was told she would never walk takes part in the New York marathon

PUBLISHED: 12:17 28 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:32 15 June 2010

A WOMAN who was told she would never walk again is taking part in the New York marathon this Sunday. Lynn Martin, who works as a psychotherapist in Hontion, will be raising money for ARC, a community driven counselling project based in Axminster. But t

A WOMAN who was told she would never walk again is taking part in the New York marathon this Sunday.

Lynn Martin, who works as a psychotherapist in Hontion, will be raising money for 'ARC,' a community driven counselling project based in Axminster.

But thirty years ago doctors told her she would not walk without sticks following a traffic accident which left her seriously injured.

Against the odds she made a full recovery and for the last five years she has been running marathons for local charities.

However, this marathon will be her last because her old injuries are starting to take their toll.

Lynn said: "My first marathon was in London, and I always said that if I ever got to the New York marathon it would be my last.

"Running long distances is becoming increasingly painful and the training is really beginning to take its toll on my joints."

'ARC' is based at Axminster's medical practice and is committed to providing medium to long term counselling to anyone seeking help to cope with a difficult time, such as death, dying or a profound loss affecting their lives.

To support Lynn in her fundraising, donations can be brought or sent to Axminster Medical Practice, St Thomas Court, Church Street, Axminster, EX13 5AG, in enclosed envelopes clearly market to the attention of 'ARC.'

Cheques should be made payable to 'ARC'. For further information, contact ARC on (01297) 306 116.

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