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Two weeks after the London Marathon this year, I was devastated to receive the news that one of our runners, Skyler James Hadley, had been tragically killed in a motorbike Skyler Hadley, who tragically passed away in May 2013accident.


Skyler had planned to run the Great North Run this Sunday. His sister Robyn will take his place and run the half marathon in memory of her brother. 


Skyler and Robyn’s story moved me to tears, which is why I’m sharing it with you. Please support Robyn today as she runs in memory of her brother. 


Dave

Head of Supporter Fundraising


Robyn Hadley: ‘I miss him every day’

 

At 3pm on Sunday 5 May 2013, my brother, Skyler James Hadley, died too soon in a motorbike accident. Skyler was 22 years old and had Asperger syndrome. 

 

He found life challenging and difficult at times – but that never stopped him loving and living life to the full. He found love with his girlfriend Caroline and they spent over two years together going to festivals, visiting Doctor Who and Harry Potter exhibitions, but most importantly diving – which is how they met.

 

In April 2013 Skyler ran the London Marathon to raise money for others living with autism. He completed the run in an incredible 5 hours 22 minutes and was due to run the Great North Run this Sunday. Caroline asked me to run in his memory and I’ve been in training ever since.

 

The National Autistic Society helped Skyler and our parents so much when he was growing up, facing the daily challenges of living with autism. With just two days to go the idea of running a half marathon is daunting and I’m feeling really nervous, but I’m determined to do this – for my brother, to say thank you for all the help the NAS give families like ours, and to help people like Skyler. I miss him every day. 
 

Please sponsor me today– everything I raise is going to the NAS.
 

Keep everything crossed for me on Sunday. 


Robyn



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