Mairi Leitch has no fewer than eight family members living with limb girdle muscular dystrophy. They are a fantastic extended family and are constantly involved in fundraising events for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Most recently, they took on the Kilt Walk.
“I wouldn’t say the Kilt Walk was our most successful event as all of our events have been successful in their own way. But the Kilt Walk was a personal best for me; six miles is a major achievement for myself as I struggle to walk any distance.
“As a family, we like doing a variety of things for MDUK. Depending on the individual there have been skydives, abseils, psychic nights and Move a Mile for Muscles events. All our friends and family have taken part in some way or another, depending on their preferences. The Question of Support dinner quiz night has to be near the top of the list.”
In Howood, Renfrewshire, Aaron was the first to be diagnosed with the condition, at the age of five. Then it was Mairi, followed by Aaron, 12, Marc, 14 and sister Tamara Clark, 19.
Over in Lochwinnoch, Mairi’s sister Jonan and her son James, 5, also have the condition, while her aunt Marion and her aunt Lorna Clark on Rothesay do too. Finally, there is Andrew, her aunt Lorna’s son, who lives in the Bridge of Weir.