THE aunt of a brave Burnley tot who is not expected to reach his second birthday ran the London Marathon to raise more than £8,000 for an epilepsy charity.
One-year-old Joshua Hill, who lives in Padiham Road with parents Anthony and Carrie and sister Amelia, suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy which causes between 10 and 20 seizures a day.
He has to receive food and oxygen via a tube and needs round-the-clock care.
His aunt Gail Hill (39), who lives in Cheshire, completed the 26-mile challenge for Joshua and to raise funds for Epilepsy Action.
Gail, who finished the course in three hours 40 minutes, said: “I’m thrilled to have completed the London Marathon for Epilepsy Action. The course was tough at times, but knowing I was doing it for such a fantastic cause really helped me focus on reaching the finish.”
Last month Joshua was paid a visit by Clarets boss Eddie Howe and players Chris McCann and Charlie Austin.
The family have also raised money for Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley.