Kerry Williams

I am walking to leave MS behind

My Progress

My Progress

111.54km

My Target

50km

Support my challenge to leave MS behind!

I have decided to take on a small challenge for myself this May... And I am looking for your help??
As some of you know and others don't I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) during lockdown in January 2021.
The news did come as a bit of a shock at first... I was scared? I was asking what is it? What's going to happen to me?
Thankfully with the help of my Doctor & MS nurse I was quickly reassured that it is something that I can continue to lead a perfectly normal life with. Yes there are days that there are pains and I may get knocked with fatigue but I just have to listen to my body and take that step back and with the medication I am on it will hopefully keep my flare ups at bay.
I feel I am definitely one of the lucky ones really, because I can continue doing my everyday work and continue to lead as normal a life as possible and I am very aware that there are others out there who are not as lucky as me and cannot live their lives with MS the same way.
So since my diagnosis I have obviously educated myself on MS and can see the ongoing work that is being done to hopefully some day find a cure for it. This is why I have decided to put myself out there and tell my story in the hope that I can number 1 raise awareness to MS and number 2 try to raise a bit of money for MS Ireland while I am at it.
So I am going to take part in the May 50k challenge to Leave MS Behind!!! And sure who knows maybe some of you would like to join me??
If you can donate anything at all to this great cause I would greatly appreciate it, and you can do so by follwing the below link.
Now I'm off to buy myself some new runners!!!! 😂😂
Thank you so much. xxx

I’m taking part in The May 50K. I will be taking on 50km throughout May and leaving my limits behind to raise funds for life-changing research into multiple sclerosis, better access to treatments and to support people living with MS in Ireland!

There are over 9,000 people in Ireland living with multiple sclerosis. At the MS International Federation and MS Ireland, it’s our mission to leave MS where it belongs, behind us.

You can now support this work in Ireland and around the world, so I’ve accepted The May 50K challenge to change lives.

Please make a donation to support my challenge.

Thank you so much!

My Updates

Day: 17

Day: 17 - Complete ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔
Another 5k this evening.. 👍👍

Day: 16

Day: 16 - Complete ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔
New week! 50km target met last week..
Off we go, keep on going... 👍👍
Another 5km done this evening.. 

Day: 12

Day: 12- Complete
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I've done it!!!!
Over 50kms done.
I am so proud of myself and equally shocked.. I never for one minute thought I could or would do it.. Let alone do it in 12 days.. I'm delighted... 😍😍😍

Day: 11

Day: 11 - Complete ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔
Whoo hoo!!! Another 6km's this evening. 
Cannot believe I'm nearly there. Nearly at the finish line.. 😱😱😱

Day: 10

Day: 10 - Didn't get out Tuesday evening as was too late getting sorted from work. Will make up for it tomorrow.. 

Day: 9

Like 2 drowned rats... But will be worth it..

Day: 9

Day: 9 - Complete ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔
Back at it on a windy & wet Monday evening.. Getting it done. 👍👍

Day: 7 & 8

Was out and about got the steps in throughout the days but it was only pottering around the place.
Didn't go out of me way to go for a full on walk so didn't feel right to log those km's.. 👍👍

Day: 6

Day: 6- Complete ✔✔✔✔✔✔
Another 5km today!!! 
Getting it done...
#May50k

Day:5

Day: 5 - Complete ✔✔✔✔✔
I'm really getting into this now.. over half way there in the 50k!!!
Long may it continue..🤞🤞

Day:4

Getting it done... 👍👍👍 #May50kIreland

Day:4

Day: 4 - Complete ✔✔✔✔
10km done today..
Had to make up for yesterday as I was too tired after a long busy day at work.. 
Feeling fab!!

Day:3

Day: 3 - Unfortunately didn't really get much done today because it was a busy day at work... 😪😪

Day: 2

Day: 2 - Complete ✔✔
Another 5km+ walk done..

Day: 1

Day: 1 - Complete ✔
Started the day off with a 5km walk

The beginning....

I have decided to take on a small challenge for myself this May... And I am looking for your help??
As some of you know and others don't I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) during lockdown in January 2021.
The news did come as a bit of a shock at first... I was scared? I was asking what is it? What's going to happen to me?
Thankfully with the help of my Doctor & MS nurse I was quickly reassured that it is something that I can continue to lead a perfectly normal life with. Yes there are days that there are pains and I may get knocked with fatigue but I just have to listen to my body and take that step back and with the medication I am on it will hopefully keep my flare ups at bay.
I feel I am definitely one of the lucky ones really, because I can continue doing my everyday work and continue to lead as normal a life as possible and I am very aware that there are others out there who are not as lucky as me and cannot live their lives with MS the same way.
So since my diagnosis I have obviously educated myself on MS and can see the ongoing work that is being done to hopefully some day find a cure for it. This is why I have decided to put myself out there and tell my story in the hope that I can number 1 raise awareness to MS and number 2 try to raise a bit of money for MS Ireland while I am at it.
So I am going to take part in the May 50k challenge to Leave MS Behind!!! And sure who knows maybe some of you would like to join me??
If you can donate anything at all to this great cause I would greatly appreciate it, and you can do so by follwing the below link.
Now I'm off to buy myself some new runners!!!!
Thanks.. xxx

Thank you to my Sponsors

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The Pamper Pot

Well done on reaching 50k Kerry. So so proud of you. X

105

Noel Stephanie Shane & Deirdre

105

Kieran & Orla

105

Neilie & Chris Mc Carthy

105

Karen, Paddy & Shay

Kerry darling shit need to hear but behind you all the way - see you guys for a drink over the summer Karen, Paddy & Shay xxx

52.50

Melissa Conway

You go girl… absolutely amazing! Xx

52.50

Teresa Seamus Stone

You are amazing Kerry. Well done. Lots of love xx

52.50

Jaki & Mia

Well done ker love Jaki & Mia

52.50

Patrick & Margaret Mccarthy

52.50

Laura & Ann

52.50

Tracey Saunders

Well done xx

52.50

Keith Ballard

Brilliant stuff, you go girl.

52.50

Declan O'connell

Well done and best of luck

52.50

Crowley Dympna

Wouldnt doubt you Kerry...hope I can do some of the walking also xx

52.50

Ken

52.50

Emma Gibbons Ross

Positivity always wins. Well done

50

L.nolan

50

Claire Mccarthy & Kieran Coffey

50

Ian Healy

Well Done Kerry

50

Cronin Family Ballinskelligs

Well done Kerry 🙂🙂

50

Sheila & Patrick Buttimer

50

Geraldine

Well done Kerry xx

50

Jenna Kinsella

31.50

Fiona O’donovan

“Dropkick me Jesus through the goalposts of life” Proud of you Girl, and wouldn’t doubt you for a second! ❤️

31.50

Siobhan Dinneen

Proud of you kerry 💕

31.50

Nuala Curran

30

Ollie Collins

Good on ya Kerri!!

26.25

Noel & Catherine

Brilliant Kerry your smashing it 👏

26.25

Michelle O'shea

Well done Kerry xx

26.25

Anonymous

You are doing great keep it up 👍

26.25

Rebecca Walsh

Sending love from Clodagh and Rebecca

26.25

Christine Lavin

Hi Kerry wishing u the best well done Chris Lavin 😘😘😘

26.25

Noirin Lavin

Hi ya love best of luck and well done lots of love Noirin

26.25

Oneill Aoife

26.25

Jacintha King

Best of luck Kerry!

26.25

Caroline Ballard

Best of luck pet and well done you very proud 😘😘😘

26.25

Aonghus Keenan

25

Eoghan O Keeffe

Kerry ur a legend x

25

Anonymous

Great stuff Kerry xx

25

Paula Russell

Best of luck Kerry...no bother to you girlie 🥰🚶‍♀️

25

Mairead Conway

Fantastic Kerry!!! Keep going xx

25

Rachel H

Best of luck Kerry (not that you’ll need it) x

25

Gillian Mcnulty

Wishing you the very best of luck, you got this x

25

Anonymous

25

Clare Kavanagh

Thinking of you and sending our best wishes

25

Mark Foley

21

Linda Mccarthy

21

Pnut

Well done Kerry super Stuff 👍💪

21

Anne O'sullivan

Good luck. You've got this❤️

21

Karen Cronin

Well done Ker. Some woman for one woman 💪🏻

21

Mel Ginnifer

21

Gerardene Mcnamara

Well done Best of luck Kerry With your challenge you will smash it ❤️❤️❤️❤️

21

Naga

Good luck Kerry 😀

21

Edel O Connor

Awesome Kerry. 50k is no joke. Fair play to you for your positive outlook on the MS diagnosis. A positive mindset is half the battle 🙌🏼

21

Paula Collopy

20

Maria O Driscoll

Well done Kerry xx

20

Michelle Wiggins Savage

Well Done Kerry

20

Ann Marie Lane

You’re doing great Kerry well done🙌🏻🙌🏻 Thinking of you xx

20

Angela Murphy - Ballincollig

15.75

Lisa O Call

Best of luck Kerry!! 😊💕 x

15.75

Nichola Burns

15.75

Sonia Holmes

Well done Kerry xxx

10.50

Denise Kirby

10.50

Siobhán Twomey

Best of luck Kerry!! X

10.50

Michelle Roche

Well done Kerry. Amazing achievement.

10.50

Lisa Broderick

Well done girlie

10.50

Davina Murphy

10.50

Anonymous

Wishing you all the best going forward stay strong

10.50

Sabrina Forde

The very best of luck Kerry, you got this girl 💕💕

10.50

Orla O Mahony

Best of luck Kerry I’m sure youl smash it xx

10

Gillian O Flaherty

10

Marike Nolan

Well done kerry :)

10

Lorraine O Shea

Ur amazing well done🥰🥰🥰

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Anonymous

10

Amanda Flanagan

Best wishes hun xx you can do it .

5

Damien Galvin

Well done kerry