Rush Green student, 20, to run London Marathon in support of brain injured sister
PUBLISHED: 13:32 26 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:32 26 February 2015
Twenty-year-old Georgia Kaczorowski is preparing to pound the tarmac in aid of the charity that helped her sister through a horrendous brain trauma.
Georgia was inspired to take on the 26-mile challenge by her big sister, Victoria, 22, and will be fundraising for Headway, the brain injury association.
In March 2012 Victoria suffered a massive brain bleed caused by a tangle of abnormal veins and arteries. Georgia was just 17.
“It was extremely hard to cope after being told my big sister was in life-saving surgery,” she admitted.
“The moment I saw her lying there so delicately I felt this rush of determination to do all I could to make her feel safe and protect her.”
Victoria was placed in an induced coma lasting several weeks after her surgery. The 19-year-old needed a breathing tube fitted into her throat when she came round.
She spent a year of treatment and rehab in hospital before she was finally allowed to come home to Laurel Crescent in Rush Green.
“I don’t think Victoria will ever be the person she used to be,” said Georgia.
“She is so much more.
“Going through something so life-changing at such a young age, and battling through it without complaining, is inspiring and special.”
Victoria now struggles with coordination and balance, making tasks like pouring milk into her tea a struggle.
“Despite the daily complications she faces, she puts on a brave face every single day,” said Georgia.
Headway, based in Nottingham, runs a young people’s group for people with brain injuries in east London, where the sisters go each week.
“Headway is a very small charity and needs as much awareness as possible,” she added.
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