I will be completing the Stride for Thyroid which takes place during the month of October to raise awareness for those that suffer from any thyroid condition. I personally suffer from a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, which is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland. In my case I have what is known as an underactive thyroid, meaning my thyroid gland does not produce enough of a certain hormone, causing imbalances. The symptoms from this condition have a great effect on my life, such as extreme fatigue, skin problems and many more, which I am slowly managing through life long treatment. Everyone's symptoms are different, mine were not the typical symptoms associated with an underactive thyroid, this is why I am fundraising to make more information available for those either suffer from thyroid problems or anyone who wants to know more and helps those suffering.

Grace Westwood