A TEACHER suffering a debilitating brain condition who launched a fund-raising campaign to pay for treatment abroad has been overwhelmed by offers of help from residents.
Former marathon runner Claire Hubbard, 47, from Eccleshall, has been inundated with calls from people rushing to help her raise the £13,000 needed for treatment in the USA.
The mum-of-two, who taught at St Michael’s First School for much of her 26-year teaching career, suffers with intracranial hypotension, which causes brain or spinal fluid to leak. It means her life has changed dramatically and she has gone from running marathons to having to use a wheelchair to get around. She has a constant headache, has to lie down regularly and suffers body jerks and spasms.
She was diagnosed after a long battle to get medics to believe her and the treatment in America involves scanning the brain to find out exactly where the leak is so it can be treated.