Eleanor's Story

Why did you decide to donate to Mast Cell Action?

Myself and two other friends chose to raise money for Mast Cell Action because our best friend George has recently been diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome after two really difficult years trying to work out what was making him so ill. George has received amazing support from this charity and has run peer support groups to help others in the same situation.

What interests you most about mast cell action?

Mast Cell Action has not only helped our friend George but also helped me and my friends really understand what Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is. The amount I have learnt and continue to learn from the charity is incredible and I hope more people can learn about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. I also think the community you have created is brilliant.

What would you tell others about Mast Cell Action?

This charity is small but mighty, offering support to those who need it and providing the wider community with invaluable information about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Please take a look at what they’re doing and support in any way you can.

What do you believe would most transform life for people living with MCAS?

People knowing what Mast Cell Activation Syndrome actually is, it’s hard to understand something you don’t know anything about, so the more people can learn about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, the more people living with it can be supported. As Mast Cell Activation Syndrome is still under-researched and not well known, those living with it are often not believed so having people who are empathetic, open and ready to learn is vital. 

What would you say to other people considering donating to Mast Cell Action?

Do it!! Your fundraising will have a big impact on the charity - a charity that is doing brilliant things.

What message would you like to share with the Mast Cell Activation Syndrome community?

I know me running around the Royal Parks of London back in October didn’t do anything to cure Mast Cell Activation Syndrome but I really hope I helped spread the word and that the money going towards this brilliant charity can help in some way.

What message would you like to share with the wider community?

Please support Mast Cell Action. That can be by giving financially, spreading the word or visiting the Mast Cell Action website and learning a bit about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome because the more we can learn about it the more people feel heard and the more we can support those with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.

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